The Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Training Program meets all educational requirements of the American Board of Obstetric and Gynecology. Over the course of the four-year training program, residents begin by acquiring the skills necessary to provide care for low-risk gynecologic patients. As they gain additional knowledge and experience, Obstetrics and Gynecology residents work with high-risk patients, manage difficult obstetric problems and perform gynecologic surgeries. By the final year of residency training, they also serve as chief residents and supervisors of staff and junior colleagues.


Year One

Obstetrics and Gynecology residents concentrate on the acquisition of psychomotor, cognitive and attitudinal skills necessary to provide care for the uncomplicated gynecologic or low-risk obstetric patient.

Year Two

Residents acquire knowledge regarding the medical and obstetric problems of high-risk patients and develop skills in the diagnosis and management of the gynecologic patient.

Year Three

Obstetrics and Gynecology residents are provided with increasing responsibility for preoperative and postoperative care, the management of difficult obstetrical problems and the performance of a variety of gynecologic surgeries. Residents are also expected to maintain an active interest in the application of the basic medical sciences.

Year Four

Residents become chief residents and take on responsibility for junior colleagues, supervision of the staff consultation services, and management of more difficult gynecologic and obstetric patients.


Our ambulatory clinics average approximately 10,000 outpatient visits per year. Residents, under supervision, provide continuity of care for these patients. Experience is provided in general obstetric and gynecologic clinics as well as the specialty clinics, including breast, colposcopy, endocrinology, high-risk obstetrics and oncology.

Our residency training program has proven to be a successful entry point for post-residency subspecialty fellowship training.


Broad, deep experience

During the 48-month residency program, the obstetrics and gynecology program rotations include exposure to the following areas:

  • Ambulatory medicine
  • Assisted reproduction/IVF
  • Emergency medicine
  • Family planning
  • Genetics
  • Geriatrics
  • Gynecologic oncology
  • Gynecologic surgery
  • Hematology/oncology
  • Intensive care
  • Neonatal intensive care
  • Perinatal medicine
  • Primary care
  • Reproductive endocrinology/pelviscopic surgery
  • Research
  • Substance abuse
  • Ultrasound
  • Urology

Work room, call room, lounge and more

The space in Labor & Delivery was designed for the convenience of residents, attendings, and nurses, as well as for fast responses to patients. A resident work room / lounge and call rooms are adjacent to the nurses' station. On the same floor is a lactation room for easy access to resident physicians who are nursing moms.

Training Locations

Most Ob-Gyn clinical and educational activities take place at the main Hurley Medical Center building. But 3 rotations are at nearby sites, including surgery, gynecologic oncology, and reproductive endrocrinology. See map below. Select the arrow at the top left of the map to see a list of locations.