The mission of the residency training program is to train future specialist & subspecialist practitioners who will serve society by:
- Providing outstanding patient-centered care;
- Contributing to knowledge and scholarship in women's health;
- Advocating and promoting excellence in obstetrics and gynecology; and,
- Serving as local, regional, national & international leaders.
Major Aims of the Program are to Provide:
- Rigorous clinical experiences and didactic learning with the goal of excellence in general Obstetrics and Gynecology with opportunities for individualized training as a foundation for a fulfilling career in medicine.
Overall Educational Objectives of the Program:
- Provide a structured curriculum and effective evaluation/feedback process that allows ob/gyn residents to achieve and demonstrate proficiency in the core competencies of patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and systems-based practice.
- Produce graduates who effectively utilize the medical literature to optimize the care of their patients and who demonstrate a commitment to the practice life-long learning.
- Provide the opportunity for residents to participate in meaningful research relevant to women’s health and to disseminate their findings at national/regional meetings and in published form. Mentor and encourage ongoing research after completing residency.
- Provide a curriculum and training environment that produces graduates who maintain a high standard of professionalism and ethics in their practice, including altruism, adherence to core principles of informed consent, disclosure of medical errors, documentation, and medical record completion.
- Provide a curriculum and outstanding faculty role models that produce graduates with strong teaching skills, and a commitment to use these skills to educate their patients, other health professionals, and society.
- Provide structured curriculum and experiential learning that produce leaders in the areas of patient safety and systems-based practice.
- Provide a curriculum, training environment, and professional role models that produce graduates with a strong commitment to the psychosocial needs of their patients and women in society, particularly in the areas of cultural competence, family planning, cancer detection, substance abuse, domestic violence, sexually transmitted infections, sexual preferences, and underserved populations.
- Provide structured curriculum and experiential learning that produces graduates who are adept at teamwork and communication in multiple healthcare venues and situations.