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Simulation training

Clinical Skills and Simulation Training: Incoming residents undergo an intensive orientation week before starting which includes hospital wide training in clinical skills and invasive procedures in other departments, a fetal monitoring course, neonatal resuscitation and ATLS.  Obstetrical emergency drills are run on a regular basis in L&D using the Noelle Simulator.  Regular lectures and practice in surgical simulation occurs at the Center as well as off campus animal labs.

Resident Retreat: An annual retreat takes place each summer in which team building (and fun!) is emphasized.

Intern Balint Group: A discussion group with an Associate Dean to discuss patient and professional issues.

Philadelphia OB Society: The Society is active and is staffed by city-wide and Jefferson faculty.  Monthly educational dinners and lectures are available and paid for residents.  A Resident Education Day occurs each May.


William Schlaff, MD
Chair and Bowers Professor, Department of ObGyn


Abigail Wolf, MD
Program Director,
Residency Program

Joellen Hodorovich
Program Coordinator
833 Chestnut Street; Mezz.
Philadelphia, PA 19107

We participated in the National Residency Match Program and utilize the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

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