The residency program’s educational objectives are based on the 10th Edition of the CREOG Educational Objectives for a Core Curriculum for Residents in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

At the completion of this program, the resident will be able to

  1. Relate to women in an understanding manner, respect their dignity, accept them as participants in medical decisions, and establish effective relationships with their families.
  2. Accept personal responsibility for continued professional growth, development of new skills, and acquisition of new information.
  3. Assume responsibility for teaching patients, colleagues, students, allied health personnel, and the public.
  4. Set an example of professional excellence, self-discipline, and human concern.
  5. Explain the importance of medical records and accurate documentation and learn to complete medical records in a concise, informative, and timely manner.
  6. Navigate and interpret the computer-based patient information and management system, describe the coding process, and identify the associated medical terminology for that process.
  7. Serve as a primary health care provider for women including the initial assessment of problems, provide screening and counseling about common age-related health care issues, provide nonreproductive and reproductive immunizations for women, and detect and help patients with certain crises such as acute depression, substance abuse, spousal abuse, or family violence.
  8. Describe genetics, normal fetal development, and teratology as well as apply this knowledge to preconception and genetic counseling.
  9. Explain the physiology and disease mechanisms of routine and complex obstetrical and gynecologic disorders, then apply diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as outlined in the CREOG objectives.
  10. Describe population dynamics, understand and provide contraception and sterilization, have a working knowledge of induced abortion, and manage related side effects and complications.
  11. Diagnose and treat breast disease, as well as recommend and carry out therapy or appropriate referral.
  12. Demonstrate the principles of critical care as it relates to the management of shock and/or acute respiratory distress, hemodynamic monitoring, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and management of severe drug reactions.
  13. Demonstrate the essentials of basic and clinical research conduct and formally present research (specifically for the annual Resident Research Day).
  14. Use a medical reference library and access information systems via the Internet to evaluate current literature.

Detailed Objectives

A more comprehensive set of objectives, categorized by postgraduate year of training, are developed from guidelines published in the 9th edition of CREOG Educational Objectives. These detailed objectives are in a Learning Objectives Folder that is provided annually to the resident, specific to their postgraduate year of training.

Instructions for completing

During each rotation, the residents are to use the learning objectives as a study guide and note, in their Learning Objectives Folder, their progress in meeting procedure goals. The process is repeated for the upcoming academic year pending review at the annual meeting for evaluation of the overall program curriculum. The achievement of the objectives will be discussed at mid-year and end-of-year meetings with the Program Director.