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Obstetrics Gynecology Residency Curriculum

ACCOUNTABILITY

(For all PG Year Levels)

Reporting to the Program Director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the resident will be expected to fulfill job responsibilities based on level of training as stipulated in this position description and in compliance with the approved institutional requirements from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baystate Medical Center provides comprehensive medical services to meet the diverse health needs of women.

The department is comprised of six major divisions:

  • Gynecology
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Midwifery and Community Health
  • Reproductive Endocrinology
  • Reproductive Genetics.

Faculty

The department consists of 55 faculty members:

  • 24 full-time faculty with academic appointments at Tufts University School of Medicine
  • 40 Ob/Gyns practicing in the community who are also members of the clinical faculty.

The Education Program

There are 23 residents in Obstetrics and Gynecology at four levels, with diverse and challenging responsibilities. Residents actively participate in the preparation, development and day-to-day running of the educational program. They teach and supervise senior and junior medical students from Tufts University and other medical schools.

Inter-professional Teams

The educational program allows for multiple opportunities to learn in situations based on individual, small group and large group dynamics. The didactic program includes protected time for learning, as well as Grand Rounds, Journal Club, and interdisciplinary conference with experts from within the hospital and nationwide. As part of the learning environment, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology provides clinical services to women from all socioeconomic levels.

Residents work as part of a team of health care providers which includes certified nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. In the context of a busy clinical service, the faculty feels that the residents experience is reflective of the world residents will encounter post residency.

Facilities

The departmental facilities provide exposure for residents in state-of-the-art technologies and procedures. The Wesson Women and Infants Unit is home to a 38 bed labor-delivery-recovery-postpartum unit in which 4,500 births occur annually, a Perinatal Diagnostic Center, the region's only level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, as well as growing programs in assisted reproduction and reproductive genetics.

Community Leadership

Beyond the walls of the medical center, the faculty and residents provide leadership and advocacy regarding women's health issues. The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology provides community outreach programs on both a professional and lay basis. The department's reputation for excellence in women's health care involves more than delivering outstanding clinical care, and goes beyond the region we serve.

Sample Call Schedule

SUN

MON

TUE

WED

THU

FRI

SAT

 

 

 

1

2

3

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

24 hr call

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

 

 

 

4 hr short call

 

24 hr call

 

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

12 hr call

 

 4 hr short call

 

 4 hr short call

 

24 hr call

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

 

 4 hr short call

 

 

 

 

 

26

27

28

29

30

31

 

 

 

 

 

 4 hr short call

 

 

There is a night float rotation throughout all four years of residency.  The week is from Sunday evening though Friday morning.

In the PGY 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year there is a short call system in place.  Four residents (one from each year) are here to cover until the night float team comes in at 8:30pm.  In the PGY 1 class, the L&D resident is relieved by the night float resident.

Sample Rotation Schedule

4 Week Blocks for all PG Years, except interns where noted. 5 Week Blocks for PGY4 residents.

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12
PGY 4
 L&D Gyn Night Float
Gyn Onc
Urogyn Night Float  Gyn Onc
Gyn L&D Urogyn Admin Admin
 PGY 3
 L&D MFM Gyn Night Float
REI
Gyn Onc
L&D  MIS Night Float
MFM Elective Gyn
 PGY 2
 Gyn Urongyn Repro Health
L&D  Night Float  Elective  Gyn Onc  L&D  Gyn  Night Float  REI  Repro Health
 PGY 1

 Fundamentals
3 wks

 PDC/Urgent Care
7 wks

 Night Float
3.5 wks

 L&D
3.5 wks

Gyn Basics – OR & Amb
7 wks

Gyn Consult Night Float Gyn Onc  L&D  PPC  Gyn  Rotation Key

Rotation Key

  • Admin Chief = Leadership role as chief and participate in QI and pt safety
  • Elective = Specialize in area of interest (may be done outside of Baystate)
  • Gyn = Operative gynecology & in-house consultations
  • Gyn Basics = Operative Gynecology and in-house consultations
  • Gyn Consult = Consultations outside department
  • Gyn Onc = Gynecologic Oncology
  • L&D = Labor & Delivery
  • MFM = High Risk Obstetric service
  • MIS = Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Night Float = In house night shift
  • PDC/Urgent Care = OB Ultrasound & Genetics/Emergency Medicine, Ob/Gyn Triage
  • PPC = Primary & Preventative Care Outpatient gynecology, dermatology, gastroenterology, pharmacology, endocrine,general ob/gyn, breast, and geriatrics
  • RE = Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
  • Repro Health = Outpatient Surgery including Planned Parenthood,
  • Urogyn = Urogynecology surgeries, Pelvic Floor Disorder Clinic