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.
You will act as primary surgeon and/or first assist during cesarean sections and major gynecologic surgeries.
You will also have increasing responsibility for patient and floor management. As you demonstrate further competence, you will begin to assume greater responsibility and independence in patient care.
During this year, we will also provide the resources to allow you to begin to increase the sophistication of your resident research project.
Lectures and training experiences vary from week to week, but may include basic lectures in obstetrics and gynecology, quality assurance and quality improvement presentations, research lectures, pathology conferences, neonatal conferences, journal clubs, Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) reviews and various clinical workshops.
You will participate in simulation experiences for obstetrics emergencies, hysteroscopy and laparoscopy labs and an anatomy laboratory featuring cadaver dissection.
You are expected to actively participate in all experiences and will be scheduled to present one basic obstetric and gynecologic topic, a maternal-fetal medicine case at our monthly neonatal-perinatal joint conference. You will be assigned to present one journal club article.
You will hold the appointment of clinical instructor and can expect to work closely with medical students on all rotations.
As your experience, clinical acumen and procedural skills evolve, you will be expected to take on a more active role in teaching medical students and junior residents.
You may also be asked to participate in formal small-group discussions and clinical skills labs with medical students.