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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.


  • 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


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

While on rotation at CMC, residents are also scheduled for REI training at Boston IVF, in Bedford, NH.


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
  • 1 month Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
  • 1 month Urogynecology
  • 1 month Elective time
  • 1 month Outpatient  


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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