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Curriculum

The curriculum is designed to create a balanced inpatient and outpatient experience in obstetrics and gynecology and critical care settings with gradually increasing autonomy over four years.

PGY-1

  • 3 months Obstetrics (Labor and Delivery, OB Ultrasound)
  • 3 months Gynecology (OR, Urogyn clinic, Colposcopy clinic)
  • 1 month Family Planning (Planned Parenthood, Adolescent Clinic, Prenatal Diagnosis)
  • 3 months Night Float
  • 1 month Gynecologic Oncology
  • 1 month Medical Intensive Care

PGY-2

The second year experience is split between our Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) and Catholic Medical Center (CMC) campuses.

  • 2 months Gynecologic Oncology (DHMC)
  • 10 months Catholic Medical Center rotation (CMC)

The goals of the Catholic Medical Center experience are:

  • To increase knowledge and skills in normal and high risk obstetrics in the outpatient and inpatient setting in a busy urban practice
  • To gain exposure to the challenges and unique health risks of an urban population
  • To increase knowledge and skills in ambulatory and inpatient gynecology
  • To observe the delivery of obstetrics and gynecologic care in a private practice setting

PGY-3

The third year is designed to foster transition from junior to senior resident.

  • 2 months Night Float
  • 3 months Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • 3 months Gynecologic Oncology
  • 2 months Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
  • 1 month Elective time
  • 1 month Outpatient  

PGY-4

The fourth year residents go back to the basics:

  • 3 months Obstetrics
  • 3 months Gynecologic Oncology
  • 3 months Benign Gynecology (Urogynecology, Gyn ultrasound)
  • 2 months Outpatient (Early Pregnancy Failure, Second trimester abortion, Vulvar disease)
  • 1 month Night Float

Read our policy on family planning, contraception, permanent sterilization, and abortion training (PDF)

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