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Obstetrics and Gynecology Student Information

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York Methodist Hospital provides obstetric, gynecologic, and well-woman services, as well as specialty care. The Department is also responsible for graduate and undergraduate medical education and research in all phases of women's healthcare.

The Residency Review Committee approves the residency-training program for Obstetrics and Gynecology of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education for four years of graduate training with four residents at each level of training. A full five-year accreditation with commendation was granted after a 2008 site visit. In addition, the New York State Council on Graduate Medical Education has named this program a Designated Priority Program (Primary Care).

Our residents receive all their training at our Hospital campus. All patients admitted to New York Methodist Hospital participate in the teaching program under the guidance and supervision of our large full-time faculty and our voluntary staff of over 30 active members. Patients seen in the department include about 5000 deliveries and 2200 gynecologic procedures annually. The in-patient labor and delivery unit includes 15 state-of-the-art LDR (labor/deliver/recovery) rooms, a Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and an antepartum intensive care unit. In addition our hospital offers a state-of-the-art Advanced Women's Imaging Center for antepartum testing and evaluation as well as advanced gynecologic ultrasound. The availability of a large number of private obstetric and gynecologic patients enhances the educational experience. Residents assume major operative responsibility and postoperative management for these patients, under close consultation and interaction with the private attending staff.

Residents assume responsibility for patients in the women's health unit of our outpatient department, under the supervision of attending physicians. They follow the same panel of patients during the entire residency experience, in preparation for private practice as a primary care obstetrician-gynecologist. The Outpatient Department offers both general and specialty clinics, including colposcopy, gynecologic oncology, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, high-risk obstetrics and preconception counseling, and urogynecology. As part of our commitment to primary care, all patients in the women's health unit participate in our continuity of care experience. Close attention is given to patient assignment so that residents are exposed to increasing levels of complexity and responsibility in patient care and practical training. Emphasis is on the care of the whole person in a psychosocial context, with a strong emphasis on disease prevention and maintenance of well-being.

Our full-time faculty includes 8 generalists and 7 specialists representing all of the subspecialties, including maternal-fetal medicine, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, minimally invasive surgery, gynecologic oncology, and urogynecology.

Members of the faculty conduct clinical and basic research. Resident participation is required. Our department has a director of research to assist residents in designing and carrying out research. Resident papers are presented at a hospital-wide research day and presentation at local, regional, and national meetings is strongly encouraged and supported.

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