Serving as a major midwestern referral center, the Washington University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology provides care for patients over a radius of 150 miles.
Inpatient obstetrics and gynecology
The Washington University Medical Campus (WUMC) inpatient services provide extensive experience in the full range of obstetrics and gynecology. Specialties include high-risk obstetrics, gynecologic oncology, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, and ultrasound/genetics.
Our residents participate in the care of essentially all patients admitted to the medical center’s ob/gyn service. Including the patient population from Missouri Baptist Medical Center, this makes for a busy and exciting inpatient service.
The Barnes-Jewish Hospital obstetric unit has a volume of about 4,000 deliveries per year and provides state-of-the-art technology with a full range of obstetric care. Our new Parkview Tower opened in 2018, and provides a brand new inpatient facility for all obstetric and gynecologic services.
Outpatient ambulatory care
Our residents participate in obstetrics and gynecology outpatient clinics located in the Center for Outpatient Health at the northern reach of the WUMC campus. In these busy clinics, patients are seen for high-risk obstetric problems or in referral for complicated gynecologic care.
Continuity Clinics on the WUMC campus are available for all residents in the second, third, and fourth years. Under supervision of the generalist faculty, residents function in practice groups similar to private practice and care for their own patients over the course of the last three years of their training. Emphasis is on learning skills to providing health maintenance in primary medical care settings.
A number of subspecialty resident clinics are also housed at the Center for Outpatient Health, including clinics for high-risk obstetrics, obstetrical diabetes, gynecologic tumors, colposcopy, urogynecology, pediatrics and family planning. A unique aspect of our training program includes the care of pregnancy patients with opioid use disorder at our C.A.R.E. clinic.
With the increasing shift of medicine to the outpatient arena, the ob/gyn residency program provides trainees with the skills to deal effectively with these clinical problems.
In the Center for Outpatient Health, residents work closely with a variety of allied health professionals, including nurse practitioners. On completion of the residency, our graduates will be well prepared to deal with clinical challenges that ambulatory medicine presents.
Medical school graduates can enter the Obstetrics and Gynecology residency program immediately after graduation, applying through ERAS or ECFMG.