Clinical training

The format of the four-year program is as follows:

  • Year 1: 12 months of multi disciplinary experiences
  • Years 2-4: 36 months of progressive responsibility in ob/gyn, including one year as Chief Resident

Applicants starting immediately after medical school graduation will have first year experiences in HIV clinic, colposcopy, teen clinic, reproductive endocrinology and infertility clinic, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, ob/gyn, gynecologic oncology, genetics and ultrasound.

The ob/gyn residency curriculum consists of nine rotations each year, each rotation lasting 5 – 6 weeks. Three weeks of vacation are included each year.

Year 1

  • Obstetrics (three rotations)
  • Gynecologic oncology
  • Ultrasound
  • Surgical intensive care unit (SICU)
  • Mouse (GYN Nights)
  • Benign gynecology
  • Ambulatory

Year 2

Starting with PGY-2, each resident spends one half day in Continuity Clinic, a resident-run clinic overseen by the faculty. Each resident has her own patients, as well as ‘practice groups’ to simulate a physician’s practice.

  • Obstetrics (two rotations)
  • Ultrasound / family planning
  • Benign gynecology
  • Ambulatory
  • Gynecologic oncology
  • Antepartum service (high risk obstetrics)
  • Gynecology (Missouri Baptist Medical Center)
  • Reproductive endocrinology and infertility

Year 3

  • Gynecologic oncology (two rotations)
  • Minimally invasive surgery (two rotations)
  • Benign gynecology
  • Gynecologic ER night
  • Urogynecology
  • Elective
  • Antepartum

Year 4

  • Chief of obstetrics (two rotations)
  • Chief of the benign gynecology service
  • Chief of the antepartum service
  • Chief of the gynecologic oncology service
  • Family Planning/Float
  • Gynecology (Missouri Baptist Medical Center)
  • Consult
  • Ambulatory

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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.