Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology


Residency Curriculum and Clinical Experience

First Year Post-MD (PGY-1)

The intern year introduces residents to the fundamentals of obstetrics, gynecology and women's health. Interns spend nine months on various services within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology including Antepartum, Labor and Delivery, Gynecologic Oncology, Ambulatory Clinics, and three months on off-service rotations (Internal Medicine, Surgical Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine).

There is an intern night float, call is only on the weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) and averages 1 in 4 weekend days.

Second Year Post-MD (PGY-2)

The PGY-2 resident spends four months on obstetrics and four months on benign gynecology. Two additional months are spent on the gynecologic oncology service and one month on the outpatient reproductive endocrinology & infertility service. One month is reserved for concentrated training in areas such as ultrasound, mammography, genetics, and family planning and pregnancy termination.

Ambulatory continuity of care begins in the second post-graduate year and continues through the chief year. The resident participates actively in conferences and in supervising interns and medical students. There is a second year night float, call is approximately 4-5 times per month.

Third Year Post-MD (PGY-3)

The PGY-3 year includes enhanced independence and leadership. The PGY-3 resident is the chief resident for the Gynecologic Oncology service. The PGY-3 year also includes 4 months of Obstetrics, 2 months on the Benign Gynecology service and a month on the outpatient Infertility service. Residents spend two one-month rotations at a community hospital, Chester County, performing primarily benign gynecologic procedures.

During the third year, residents are given one month for an elective rotation either at the University or off-site. This block can be used for research or to pursue an area of clinical interest. With the weekday PGY-4 night float, call averages 2-3 times per month.

Fourth Year Post-MD (PGY-4)

Each PGY-4 resident serves as chief of the following clinical services for two months: Obstetrics, Antepartum, Benign Gynecology, Dickens Center for Women, and Infertility. The PGY-4s also serve two months as the night float chief. Responsibilities of the chief resident include teaching and supervision of junior house officers and medical students. With the weekday PGY-4 night float, call averages 2-3 times per month.