Curriculum

The ob/gyn residency program is designed in accordance with the educational objectives for residents in Obstetrics & Gynecology as outlined by the Council of Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG). In addition, the curriculum is designed to ensure competency in all six of the core competencies required by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Specific goals of the program are:

  • To provide a base of factual knowledge in the pre-clinical and clinical aspects of ob/gyn
  • To provide supervised exposure to a wide array of patients and clinical conditions so that progressive responsibility may be achieved over the four years of training
  • To provide each resident with a foundation for continued, life-long learning
  • To enable the graduate to function as an Ob/Gyn specialist and a primary care physician beyond the reproductive system
  • To guide the resident into the development of interpersonal and communication skills and to exhibit professionalism at all times with patients and colleagues
  • To ensure that the resident will be familiar with all aspects of the healthcare system including systems-based practice and practice-based learning.

Rotations

The training program consists of these major rotations at both Maimonides and Coney Island Hospitals:

Obstetrics at Maimonides Medical Center. These rotations include experience in normal and high-risk pregnancies, operative obstetrics, care of critically ill obstetric patients, obstetrics pathology and anesthesia, and continuity of obstetric care.

Gynecology at Maimonides and Coney Island Hospitals. These rotations include experience in gynecologic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, continuity of gynecologic care, gynecologic pathology, and family planning.

Gynecologic oncology at Maimonides. This experience includes surgical oncology procedures, gynecologic oncologic pathology, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.

In addition, program rotations include:

Year 1

  • Inpatient Medicine
  • Emergency Room (adult surgical, medical and walk-in emergency medicine and pediatric emergency care)
  • Primary Care Ambulatory Medicine
  • Ultrasonography
  • Simulation

Year 2

  • Genetics (counseling and amniocentesis)
  • Antepartum testing (fetal monitoring, ultrasound, biophysical profile and Doppler)
  • Reproductive endocrinology and infertility
  • SICU - Surgical Intensive Care Unit

Year 3

  • Gynecology-Surgical rotation
  • Internal elective
  • Antepartum Obstetrics
  • Oncology
  • Ambulatory Gynecology at CIH

Year 4

  • Urogynecology
  • Oncology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

The program offers a comprehensive schedule of didactic lectures and educational conferences in all areas of Obstetrics & Gynecology, reproductive medicine, gynecologic oncology and urogynecology, including morning report, journal club, seminars, bedside rounds, chairman rounds and grand rounds.

In addition, conference topics include presentations and discussions of the basic sciences, medical ethics, medico-legal issues, jurisprudence, diet and nutrition, drug abuse, physician wellness, smoking cessation, bio-psychosocial issues and practice management. The department offers structured education in preparation for the board exams. Research projects are required of all residents prior to completing the program.

Research

Research interests are encouraged throughout the training period. Mentors and biostatisticians are available to residents to assist them with their research projects. All residents are required to complete and present a project in their third year of training. For more information on research as part of the Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency Program at Maimonides, click here.