Duty Hours & Schedule

Our residency program has a complete commitment to the duty hour restrictions, as sanctioned by the ACGME. We have restructured the PGY1 year in response to the newest ACGME-mandated duty hours so that the PGY1 residents comply with the 16 hours rule.  Residents are instructed in both fatigue and fatigue mitigation strategies and a backup system offers an additional safety net for patient care and tired residents. As of July 1st, 2016 we have changed our schedule to eliminate 24 hour in-house shifts. 


PGY4 Schedule

  • Obstetrics Chief - 3 months

  • Gynecology Chief - 3 months

  • Urogynecology - 2 months

  • Ambulatory rotation - 2 months

  • Jeopardy rotation – 1 month

  • Night float - 1 month

The PGY4 schedule is structured to allow the OB chief resident to serve as a junior attending on L&D, refining complex OB skills and supervising and running a team of six residents, including off-service residents. The GYN chief manages a very busy oncology and benign GYN service and performs all types of surgeries, taking into account their unique educational needs. The Urogyn resident spends outpatient time learning urogynecology and urodynamic testing and operates with our urogynecologists. The Ambulatory Clinic rotation affords Chief Residents elective time in their last year to focus on ambulatory experiences that are most useful for their unique needs.  Our chief residents also get structured experience learning to precept junior residents in the continuity clinic and in the operating room. 

PGY3 Schedule

  • MFM Resident - 3 months
  • Oncology resident - 3 months
  • Elective - 1 month
  • Night float - 2 months
  • Repro/Endo - 1 month
  • Ambulatory Surgery - 1 month
  • Jeopardy - 1 month

The PGY3 residents spend 3 months on the Maternal-Fetal-Medicine service and 3 months on the Gyn Oncology service where they are primarily responsible for running these busy services. One month is spent at the Ambulatory Surgical Center, primarily doing outpatient, minimally invasive surgeries. The PGY3 resident two months on Reproductive Endocrinology. The elective month is explained under Electives & International Opportunities.

PGY2 Schedule

  • Ob Resident - 3 months
  • GYN resident - 3 months
  • Research - 1 month
  • Night float - 1 month
  • Jeopardy - 1 month
  • Ambulatory Surgery - 2 months
  • Surgical ICU - 1 month

The PGY2 year is structured to build on the skills acquired in the PGY1 year and to increase responsibility as residents transition to the PGY3 year. The 3 months on OB are focused on learning C-sections and the management of low-risk MFM patients. The PGY2 resident on GYN does both benign and gynecologic oncology surgeries, in addition to 2 months of operating in the Ambulatory Surgical Center honing their skills in minimally invasive surgery. PGY2 residents spend one month in the Intensive Care Unit - which prepares them to take care of sick oncology patients in the PGY3 year. The research month is more fully described under Research.

PGY1 Schedule

  • OB intern - 3 months
  • GYN intern - 3 months
  • Emergency Med. - 1 month
  • Night float - 2 months
  • Repro/Endo - 1 month
  • Reproductive Endocrinology - 1 month
  • Ambulatory month - 1 month

The internship year is focused on learning the essentials of both Obstetrics and Gynecology. Interns rotate learn the principles of emergency medicine in the ED and general Ambulatory OB/GYN during the AMBI month - in which they also go to breast clinic, HIV clinic and Genetic Counseling Clinic. There is also outpatient experience in the MFM office, the GYN oncology.