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.

2016 Fellowship Match Results

Our residents matched with many amazing fellowship programs throughout the country. Below is the list of our current chiefs and their fellowship matches. Everyone is looking forward to the next step in their career path.

Dr. Lauren Barnes UNM, Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Dr. Allison Gockley BWH, Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship
Dr. Emily Hinchcliff MD Anderson, Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship
Dr. Sarah Lassey BWH, Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship
Dr. Malinda Lee BWH, Reproductive Endocrinology Fellowship
Dr. Cassie Roeca U Colorado, Reproductive Endocrinology Fellowship
Dr. Emily Rosenthal Sidney Kimmel/Jefferson, Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship
Dr. Kartik Venkatesh UNC, Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship
Three Chief Residents Share the Rewards and Challenges of Being Chief

When Sarah Lassey, MD, was a junior resident in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, she looked at the program’s chief residents with “so much respect and awe of their knowledge base and how they managed their teams.”

Now, Lassey supports and guides junior residents as one of 10 chief residents in the BWH/MGH Integrated Residency Program in Obstetrics and Gynecology, a four-year program.

“Being a chief resident is the experience of learning what it’s like to be a young faculty member,” said Lassey. “There’s a lot of leadership responsibility, including figuring out how to manage teams. It’s the first time people are looking to you for all decision-making. It’s a wonderful culmination of learning from the prior three years of residency.”

Depending on the specialty, chief residency either occurs in the final year of one’s residency or as an additional year after residency. In some specialties, all residents in their final year become chiefs; in others, a select number of chiefs are chosen (continue)

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.