Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Program Structure

Residents in the program undergo an intensive four-year experience. Rotations in general gynecology and general obstetrics form the core of the curriculum. Residents spend time in Gynecologic Oncology, Family Planning, Reproductive Endocrinology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Ultrasound, Adolescent Gynecology, and Urogynecology. Residents participate in both inpatient and amulatory care.


All residents are required to participate in scholarly activity.  This includes a research project that is presented to the Department in the PGY-3 year.  Residents are strongly encouraged to publish their work.  A standardized research curriculum helps residents reach these goals.  A monthly research meeting supports resident research progress. 


Each resident is funded by the department to attend a national meeting during each of their PGY 2, PGY 3 and PGY 4 years.  Presentation of research projects by residents at regional or national meetings is encouraged, and funded on a case by case basis.


Residents are encouraged to be active participants in the community of the residency, hospital, region, and world.  Opportunities for committee service exist on all levels.  Resident serve as preceptors for the student run clinic in a local homeless shelter.  Residents may also use elective time for regional or global health opportunities.

Resident Evaluation


Residents are evaluated at the end of each rotation by the faculty member or members most familiar with that resident's performance.  A summative evaluation session is held every 6 months with the Program Director, at which time all evaluations are reviewed.  At these sessions, concerns are discussed and suggestions made for future development.  In addition, residents are evalutated by medical students every block and by patients and nursing staff twice a year.  Residents also complete a self-assessment twice a year.

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
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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