Residents in the program undergo an intensive four-year experience. This includes a core primary-care education and in-depth training in all aspects of the specialty, in compliance with the requirements of the Residency Review Committee in Ob/Gyn. Rotations in general gynecology and general obstetrics form the core of the curriculum. Residents spend time in gynecologic oncology, reproductive endocrinology, maternal-fetal medicine, ambulatory care in both primary care and obstetrics and gynecology, emergency medicine, neonatal intensive care, ultrasound, genetics and urogynecology. Around-the-clock resident coverage is provided at Thomas Jefferson Hospital, and the Virtua Voorhees Hospital.
All residents are required to participate in scholarly activity. This includes a research project that is presented to the Department in the PGY-4 year. Residents are strongly encouraged to publish their work. In addition, PGY-4 residents present twice at Obstetrics & Gynecology M&M conferences,with discussion of systems issues and quality improvement suggestions.
Each resident is funded by the department to attend a national meeting during their PGY 2, PGY 3 and PGY 4 years. Presentation of research projects at regional or national meetings is encouraged, and funded on a case by case basis.
Residents are evaluated at the end of each rotation by the faculty member or members most familiar with that resident's performance. New Evaluations as per ACGME requirements include 360° evaluations and resident self-assessment. A summative evaluation session is held every 6 months with the Program Director or Associate Program Director, at which time all evaluations are reviewed. At these sessions, concerns are discussed and suggestions made for future development.
It is expected that each resident will sit for the CREOG in-service exam each January. Residents are expected to perform at a favorable level when compared with national standards.
William Schlaff, MD
Chair and Bowers Professor, Department of ObGyn
Abigail Wolf, MD
834 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
We participated in the National Residency Match Program and utilize the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).