BWH/MGH recognized as the top program in OB/Gyn

According to the Doximity Residency Navigator survey, which includes peer nominations from board-certified U.S. physicians, for the third year in a row, the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital Integrated OB/Gyn Residency Training Program is recognized as the top program in OB/GYN by clinical reputation.

The Doximity Residency Navigator is an interactive tool designed to help the medical students research and compare residency training programs nationwide based on their unique career interests. It combines objective data with 260,000 nominations, ratings and reviews from over 52,000 U.S. physicians.

Dr. Venkatesh named Quilligan Scholar

We are pleased to announce that Class of 2017 chief resident, Kartik Venkatesh, MD, PhD, was named one of five 2016 Quilligan Scholars by the Pregnancy Foundation, a part of the Society for Maternal and Fetal Medicine (SMFM).

The Quilligan Scholars Program aims to identify promising residents who have the potential to be leaders in the field of maternal-fetal medicine. Through the program, scholars are offered mentoring and educational opportunities for two years. These opportunities are provided by the SMFM, which advances care in pregnancy by funding research scholarships and global initiatives, offering clinical assistance and providing mentorship for the next generation of doctors and scientists involved in women’s health.

Dr. Venkatesh’s work has involved anti-depression treatment and preterm births, postpartum depression in adolescent mothers and the progression of HIV/AIDS treatment in resource-limited settings in India.

Other alumni who have received this honor include Dr. Mark Clapp in 2015 and Dr. Sarah Rae Easter in 2014.

Residency Wellness

In June, 2016, Dr. Eduardo Hariton, a second year resident, led a session about resident wellness which was held on the HMS Quadrangle. During the session the residents discussed two articles on physician burnout. The session was a great opportunity to check in with the new interns as well as chat about how all of the residents were feeling in their new roles at the beginning of the academic year. The gathering concluded with frozen yogurt from Children’s Hospital.

In August 2016, a yoga session led by Aida from Health Yoga Life took place at MGH during the resident didactic session. Residents took time to meditate and center themselves and learn techniques that will continue to help them during their training.

The Residency Wellness Committee was created to advise the residency program about wellness and resiliency. Two residents from each PGY are included on the committee which will prioritize and inform leadership about areas that would impact the whole residency.

Baker-Channing Society

Our Baker-Channing Society was established in October 1958 and named for Dr. Walter Channing (first Chief of Obstetrics of the Boston Lying-In Hospital) and Dr. William Henry Baker (opened the Free Hospital for Women in November 1875). The Society consists of all the graduates from the BWH/MGH residency training program. We will be highlighting accomplishments of various alumni on our site. You can read the first profile of Dr. Jeffrey Ecker (class of 1992) on our Alumni page.