Rothman Research Day

Research training is incorporated throughout the residency program, and each resident is required to complete one publishable clinical or basic science research project. Working with a member of the full-time faculty, residents select and carry out this project over the course of their residency, culminating with a presentation at the David Rothman Resident Research Day held annually in the spring.

All residents are invited to present at the research day, though participation is required just once to complete the residency.

Projects are judged by faculty members, who present the David Rothman Resident Research Award to the most outstanding research endeavor. Competition has been keen in past years with many impressive presentations and future publications in journals such as “Obstetrics and Gynecology,” “The New England Journal of Medicine,” andThe American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.” In fact, many of our residents publish two or more original research manuscripts during their residency.

2018 Rothman Research Day

Thursday, April 19, 2018
1:00 pm –  4:30 pm
Friday, April 20, 2018
8:30 am to 1:00 pm

Guest speaker:
H. Irene Su, MD MSCE
Associate Professor of Reproductive Medicine
University of California, San Diego

Past research project winners and event programs

2017

Dr. Jonathan (Jake) Hirshberg
What is the threshold of maternal leukocytosis in labor associated with maternal or neonatal morbidity?
Dr. Mary (Maggie) Mullen
The effect of a multidisciplinary palliative care initiative on end of life care in gynecologic oncology patients.

2016

Dr. Morgan Wolfe
Preoperative Factors That Predict The Need To Morcellate During Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

Download 2016 program (doc) »

2015

Dr. Violet Klenov
The Effect of Pyrroloquinoline Quinone On Meiotic Progression In Aged Mouse Oocytes Fed A Control And High Fat Diet

Dr. Rachel Zigler
The Use Of Long Acting Reversible Contraception Amongst Ob/Gyn Residents: Does Formal Contraception And Abortion Training Make A Difference? 

Download 2015 program (doc) »

2014

Dr. Kasey Reynolds
The Adverse Effect of Obesity/High Fat Diet on Oocyte Quality and Metabolism is not Reversible with Resumption of Regular Diet in Mice

Dr. Janine Spain
Time from Uterine Incision to Delivery and Hypoxic Neonatal Outcomes

Download 2014 program (doc) »

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Application process

Medical school graduates can enter the Obstetrics and Gynecology residency program immediately after graduation, applying through ERAS or ECFMG.

How to apply