Obstetrics-Gynecology Residency Curriculum
(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:
- Gynecologic Oncology
- Maternal-Fetal Medicine
- Midwifery and Community Health
- Reproductive Endocrinology
- Reproductive Genetics.
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.
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.
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.
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.