About the Program
The University of Cincinnati residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology is a dynamic program, which provides its graduates with broad and current competence in our specialty and the ability to pursue careers in either academic medicine or private practice.
Our residency offers an excellent educational experience with strengths in its range and depth of academic conferences, clinical and surgical training and graduated levels of resident responsibility.
Our faculty is made up of both a large cadre of physicians and PhDs with national reputations in their fields of scientific interest and clinician-teachers with experience and a genuine interest in teaching at the bedside.
The core of our residency is housed in the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
Founded in 1819, the College of Medicine was one of the first in the country to have a closely affiliated teaching hospital and a full-time faculty. The college has a long tradition of educating physicians and has trained many of our country's most capable physicians for nearly 190 years.
Over 50 residency and fellowship programs at UC train some 500 postgraduate specialists each year. The College of Medicine itself is housed in the medical campus’s Medical Sciences Building (MSB), opened in 1974 as one of the largest single structures for medical education in the United States.
Besides the college, the MSB and adjacent CARE/Crawley Building (opened in 2008) contain the myriad medical departments, libraries and research laboratories that support the work of the College of Medicine
Our residency program in OB–GYN combines the predominantly non-private, high-risk patient population at University of Cincinnati Medical Center with the large-volume, relatively low-risk, private practice patients at The Christ Hospital, an affiliated facility located only a few minutes away, to achieve an ideal patient mix.
The Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center provide unique clinical experiences that further enhance resident training.
The educational objectives for the program include:
- To provide the resident physician with the scientific rationale and prerequisite skills in obstetrics, gynecology and ambulatory care to function at the level of a generalist obstetrician/gynecologist.
- To prepare the resident physician for a career in academic practice or to enter sub-specialty fellowship, if desired.
- To teach life-long learning skills that the resident physician can use to improve their delivery of care to their patients.
- To expose the resident physician to all of the sub-specialties within obstetrics and gynecology.
- To teach the resident the essential elements of patient safety and to understand their role of improving patient safety within the health care system.
- To develop the communication skills to allow the resident physician to serve as consultant to other primary care physician and specialists.