Obstetrics and Gynecology
- THIS YEAR: Interviews will be conducted virtually. See Hurley GME's Application Process web page for other pandemic adaptations, such as eligibility criteria related to Step 2 Clinical Skills.
- Read bio of new Interim Program Director Omari Young MD.
- 100% board-passage 10 of the last 12 years (and a 100% 3-year rolling average passage rate)!
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.
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.
2021 Hurley Ob-Gyn Interns
The four newest residents to match into Hurley's Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency Program (Graduating Class of 2025) are sure to bring academic and professional prowess to the program. But they have much to offer in other areas as well. Together, they love dogs and like to restore furniture, propagate new plants, SCUBA dive, try advanced skin-care techniques, avidly visit national parks, swim, play soccer, run, and bake cookies and candies.
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.
In the news
Sharing information to ease fears of COVID-19
In the beginning of the pandemic, the thought of labor and delivery in a hospital with a lot of COVID-19 patients provoked quite a bit of anxiety. But as as national experience grew, so did prevention and management strategies - and the finding that it would be extremely uncommon for a pregnant woman to transmit COVID-19 to her baby during pregnancy or childbirth. Hurley Ob-Gyn faculty member Omari Young MD eases fears about the virus. (Source: Flint's NBC 25, https://nbc25news.com/news/cor...)
Training in structured team communications
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.
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.