Kelly Coughlin, M4 and Lisa Jane Jacobsen, MD.

“In addition to training you in the skills necessary to be accomplished in obstetrics and gynecology, our faculty also ensures you understand the importance of the ethical dimensions involved in our specialty,” says Lisa Jane Jacobsen, MD, right, shown with resident Kelly A. Coughlin, MD.


We are dedicated to a structured educational atmosphere that provides opportunities for you to assume increasing responsibilities while receiving attentive supervision, instruction, evaluation and counseling.

Our system of affiliated hospitals and clinics gives you experience with multiple care environments and patients from a wide variety of backgrounds.

Your training is also designed to help you gain an understanding of the ethics required for the practice of obstetrics and gynecology. We help you as well to develop a sense of responsibility toward the community and the profession.

  • PGY-1
    The first year of your obstetrics and gynecology residency gives you a strong foundation in the field.
  • PGY-2
    During your second year of training, you will be responsible for increasingly complex obstetrical and surgical cases, as well as for general supervision and training of junior residents and medical students.
  • PGY-3
    Your third year focuses on you assuming leadership responsibilities while providing highly efficient, attentive care to a variety of patients. You will also finalize your resident research project and formally present the results at year end.
  • PGY-4
    In the last year of your residency, you will function independently and complete the development of your clinical and surgical skills to become a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology.
  • Rotations
    Our rotations give you an impressive range of experiences with multiple patient populations, treatment modalities and clinical settings. They help you develop a flexible, adaptable skill set and a broad perspective on contemporary obstetrics/gynecological care.
  • Conferences, Rounds and Didactics
    Our lectures, seminars, conferences and rounds provide a solid foundation for your clinical practice and include ample time to discuss cases you see in your rotations. They also help you keep abreast of new research in and beyond our department.