“Residency is a roller coaster.  Over the past year I've experienced some of my highest highs and lowest lows.  But one thing is certain - I feel lucky, even on the toughest days, to be surrounded by such an incredible group of talented, genuinely kind, and supportive people.”

- Maren Shapiro, MD, PGY2

The quote from Dr. Shapiro voices what many of our residents feel. While residency is busy it is also a very rewarding time of your career. At the end of training in our residency program, our graduates have demonstrated achievement in the following areas:

  • Competency in the provision of surgical, medical and ambulatory health care for women.
  • Ability to effectively educate his/her patients, medical students, colleagues, and others in the health care profession as well as lead medical teams.
  • An awareness of cultural competence, with clear understanding of the psychosocial responsibilities of an obstetrician-gynecologist as a part of the greater community as a whole.
  • Competence in advanced surgical skills, with the knowledge and technical abilities to manage both routine and unusual problems in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  • Participation in clinical and/or basic science research; most residents contribute this new knowledge in the arena of women's health through the dissemination of their research in national forums.
  • Knowledge and comfort with the various subspecialties, with an appreciation of reasons for referral of patients who would benefit from additional expertise.
  • The development of tools to critically analyze the medical literature, and a commitment to life-long learning with personal responsibility toward one's own continued education.
  • Competence (as consistent with one's personal and moral conviction) in the surgical and medical management of first and second trimester pregnancy termination, and the ability to manage complications of abortion
  • Facility with the management of gynecologic and psychosocial problems of a pediatric and adolescent population.
  • An understanding of the importance of informed consent, documentation and practice of a code of medical ethics that challenges each resident to strive for professional excellence, self-discipline, and human concern in his/her practice of medicine.


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