Ob Gyn Program
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Residency Coordinator/Obstetrics & Gynecology email@example.com
New Hanover Regional Medical Center sponsors a fully accredited independent Residency Training Program in Obstetrics and Gynecology. The program is affiliated with the University of North Carolina School of Medicine at Chapel Hill (UNCW-CH) and the South East Area Health Education Center. The program currently is approved for four residents per level per year. The Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Training Program has resident rotations for Family Medicine and is part of the undergraduate medical education program of UNC-CH.
The resources of the institution provide for a well-balanced educational program that includes primary and preventive health care for women as well as sub-specialties. Our blend of academic medicine and community practice creates a diverse educational experience in a warm, friendly atmosphere. The growing health network reports 4,040 deliveries each year, 26,777 visits to the Gynecology Clinic each year (includes Reproductive Endocrinology and Gyn Oncology) and 15,065 visits to the Obstetrics Clinic each year. There is an active level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that interfaces with the Maternal-Fetal Medicine service.
- Fully approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
- Sixteen residents are accepted into the program, four at each of the four levels, plus one preliminary intern
- Program size is ideal for extensive interaction between faculty and residents
- Faculty in all Ob/Gyn subspecialties
• Multiple daily clinical teaching activities
- Weekly Resident Education Day (dedicated education time)
- Annual Resident Research Day
- Monthly Journal Club
- Active faculty and resident research
Residents in their first year of residency receive 10 days of paid vacation time. Second and above residents receive 15 days of paid vacation. Vacation time may not be carried over from year to year.
Resident attendance and participation in continuing education programs is encouraged. Second, third and fourth year residents are supported financially for one conference per year. Additional expense allowances may be paid for those residents presenting scientific papers at local, regional or national meetings.
Residents are allowed paid time off to sit for the USMLE Part III of the National Board Examination. All residents are required to have passed this examination prior to the beginning of their Chief Residency year.
The Obstetrics and Gynecology residency training program is a four-year training program fully approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Our program's size is ideal for extensive interaction between faculty and residents.
Resident rotations during the four years include Obstetrics, Gynecology and the subspecialties including Reproductive Endocrinology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine (including perinatal genetics), Gyn Oncology and Urogynecology, as well as primary care. The residency includes a continuity of care format in the ambulatory setting.
The Ob/Gyn didactic curriculum is conducted principally on Resident Education Days which is protected education time from noon until 5:00 p.m. each Wednesday and also on Friday mornings from 7:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. These sessions are conducted by Visiting Professors, as well as Department Faculty and Private Attending physicians. Every third Friday at noon, our Interdisciplinary Grand Rounds is held with all residency program at this institution participating.
In addition to the resident education days' activities, High-Risk Conference is held weekly and Tumor Board and Gyn Tumor Board are held monthly. An institution wide core curriculum includes ethics, life-long learning, the physician as teacher and communicator, personal and professional development, medicolegal issues and medical practice issues.
Residency Candidate Selection Information
- Approximate number of applicants per year: 180
- Approximate number of interviews offered per year: 50
- Approximate cut-off scores on USMLE 1 & 2 for interview selection: >190
- Percent of interviewed students who had a previous elective: <5%
- Percent of selected residents who are in AOA: 10%
- Graduates pursue both private practice and fellowships
This program receives residency applications using ERAS - the Electronic Residency Application Service from the Association of American Medical Colleges. The ERAS application includes all traditional components of a residency application, including the application itself, a personal statement, dean's letter, medical school transcript, and three letters of recommendation. In addition, the applicant's USMLE transcript, including test history and scores, and photograph are required.