Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Now hiring: ObGyn faculty physician - see job description.
  • 2023-2024 news:
    • 100% board-passage 11 of the last 13 years (and a 100% 3-year rolling average passage rate)!
    • Another daVinci XI robot is joining the existing daVinci surgical robot supply at Hurley in March 2024 so that surgical teams have more minimually invasive options in obstetrics & gynecology surgery.
  • Program director: Read bio of Program Director Omari Young MD.
  • 2022-2024 Fellowship Match News: Dr Barouyr Ajemian is joining the maternal fetal medicine fellowship at University of Texas, Houston. Dr. Pooja Patel is joining a complex family-planning fellowship at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif. Dr. Youssef Youssef is headed to a minimally invasive gynecologic surgery (MIGS) fellowship at Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. Dr. Mohammed Said will be off to MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington D.C. for a combined maternal fetal medicine/ genetics fellowship.

The Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Training Program at Hurley Medical Center offers an exceptional educational and professional opportunity for residents in this important medical specialty. Following their experience at Hurley, our Obstetrics and Gynecology residents are well prepared to provide in-depth consultative services and effective primary care or to pursue additional subspecialty fellowship training.

The four-year Ob-Gyn program is affiliated with the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and is staffed by board-certified faculty. Our Obstetrics and Gynecology residents receive focused guidance while serving one of the largest and most diverse patient populations in the state. Our ambulatory clinics average about 10,000 outpatient visits per year. Residents, under supervision, provide continuity of care for these patients. Direct experience is provided in general obstetric and gynecologic clinics as well as in specialty clinics, including breast, colposcopy, endocrinology, high-risk obstetrics, and oncology. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

Notable in Hurley Ob-Gyn

Puberty, 'a time of storm and stress'

Young girls may find a bit of comfort during the typically angst-filled years, if they read a new book by Hurley Ob-Gyn faculty Mona (Hardas) Kiran MD and her daughters, Sarasee and Sylee Kiran. Pocket Guide to Your Period, a paperback, was published July 21, 2020, and it talks directly to young girls, with FAQs and plain language.

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Ahmad: Mentor of the year

Dr. Saqib Ahmad, Hurley Ob-Gyn faculty and chair of the Hurley OB Department, is one of 12 nationwide named Top Mentor of the Year by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Junior Fellow College Advisory Council in 2020. He also has received the national faculty award for excellence in resident education in the past 10 years.

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2023 incoming OB residents

Ob Gyn Class of 2027: The four incoming residents in the Hurley Ob Gyn program are a personable bunch. From left: Celine Sooknarine MD, Emily Pauls MD, Panagiotis Cherouveim MD, Shagun Tuli MD. Cooking, playing guitar, hiking, reading, and scootering are some of their collective activities for fun.

Program Strengths

Faculty experience & mentorship

In addition to our core curriculum and training opportunities, Hurley’s obstetrics and gynecology residency training program includes the following key elements:

Highly Experienced Faculty: Our Obstetrics and Gynecology residency program is staffed by board-certified faculty in maternal fetal medicine, gynecologic oncology, reproductive endocrinology and ambulatory care. Additionally, 15 faculty members have direct responsibility for resident oversight and provide a complete, in-depth clinical and academic experience.

Responsibility for Patient Care: Our residents are integral members of the Hurley medical team and are offered extensive opportunities to provide primary patient care services. As residents’ experience and knowledge continue to increase, they are given additional responsibility in supervising junior colleagues, helping them develop mentorship skills that will serve them well throughout their careers.

Training in structured team communications

Progressive skill-building

In Year 1, Ob-Gyn residents concentrate on acquiring necessary psychomotor, cognitive and attitudinal skills to provide care for uncomplicated gynecologic or low-risk obstetric patients. In Year 2, residents learn about medical and obstetric problems of high-risk patients, with a focus on developing skills to diagnosis and manage gynecologic patients. Year 3 provides increasing responsibility for preoperative and postoperative care, management of difficult obstetrical problems, and performance of a variety of gynecologic surgeries. Residents also must maintain an active interest in the application of basic medical sciences. In Year 4, residents become chief residents. They are responsible for their junior colleagues, for supervising staff consultation service, and and for managing more difficult gynecologic and obstetric patients.

Program Application and Additional Information

To apply to our residency training program, candidates must utilize the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

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Flint, Michigan

In the heart of pristine natural areas and urban cultural attractions

Only an hour from Ann Arbor, Detroit and Lansing — Hurley Medical Center is situated near the heart of Southeastern Michigan’s vibrant educational and business corridor. Work/life balance is an important component of the Ob-Gyn program; the area offers numerous cultural opportunities and, for residents who pursue outdoor activities, Michigan’s famous lakes, state parks and natural wonders are just a short drive away. Of course, there's hiking, kayaking, biking, ice-skating, and more right in Flint, which also hosts a surprisingly expansive cultural center and a nationally renowned foot race training program: The CRIM.

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Contact ObGyn by phone

When email just won't do it, contact the ObGyn Residency Program office at 810-262-6426.

Contact ObGyn by email

If you've read our FAQs and our website and still have questions, email is the best way to reach us.

How to apply

Our program participates in the National Residency Matching Program. Submit your application via ERAS. Visit our Apply page for more information.

Life in the Hurley Ob-Gyn Program