Thomas Jefferson University


The residency program in obstetrics and gynecology is a fully accredited four year program that prepares graduates for the full depth and breadth of general practice and for fellowship training in the subspecialties. We accept seven residents per year. Approximately 60% of residents completing the program enter private practice; approximately 40% choose to enter academic medicine.

The program is based at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, one of Philadelphia's premier medical centers, and is a tertiary referral center for high risk obstetrics. This unit, which does approximately 3,000 deliveries per year, has state of the art critical care beds for maternal transport, a large antepartum unit, and Level III NICU.

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is ranked among the best hospitals for gynecology by the U.S News and World Report. 

All major subspecialties, including Gynecologic Oncology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Family Planning, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, Maternal Fetal Medicine (fellowship program) and Urogynecology are represented in the department. There is strong emphasis on research and academic activities for our residents.

Resident experience in obstetrics and gynecology is enhanced by rotations at our affiliate institution, Virtua Health System, a comprehensive community health system in nearby South Jersey. Most years at least one graduate will join one of the practices at Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

We participate in the National Resident Match Program (ERAS). For more information, please check this website as it is updated, or contact the Residency Program Coordinator,

Accreditation Status

The residency program has continued under full accreditation of the Residency Review Committee in Obstetrics and Gynecology under the auspices of the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education. The program complies with all special requirements of the Resident Review Committee, including duty hours. Educational objectives are based upon those published by the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology. All residents who complete the program in good standing are eligible to sit for the certifying examinations of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  

William Schlaff, MD
William Schlaff, MD
Bowers Professor, Department of ObGyn
Abigail Wolf, MD
Program Director, Residency Program

Joellen Hodorovich
Program Coordinator
833 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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

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