Latrice Johnson and Suzanne Griffith.

“My training has taught me a lot about myself and the leadership qualities I possess,” says resident Latrice Johnson, MD, left, shown with faculty member Suzanne C. Griffith, MD.


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.

Clinical Program

Name of Rotation Length of Rotation
Obstetrics   3 modules
Gynecology   6 modules
Reproductive Endocrinology 1 module
Gynecologic Oncology 2 modules
Research 1 module
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery 1-week intervals throughout year
Continuity Clinic One half-day per week

You will be responsible for increasingly complex obstetrical and surgical cases as you work toward independent performance. Under supervision, you also will be responsible for performing cesarean sections and major gynecologic surgery.

You will serve as primary surgeon on all major and minor procedures, and along with the chief resident, will be responsible for primary management of labor and delivery, hospitalized patients and clinic situations.

You will be expected to be able to manage most clinical situations independently, and you will have increased responsibilities for general supervision and training of junior residents and medical students.

You will finalize your resident research project and formally present the research at year end.

Didactic Curriculum

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 and a gynecological oncology topic.You will be assigned to present one journal club article.

Teaching Medical Students

As a senior resident who has developed a strong knowledge base and procedural skills, you will be expected to lead in teaching junior residents and medical students.

You will lead the discussion in both formal and informal rounds, perform hands-on teaching and supervision in the delivery room and operating room and lead procedural workshops throughout the year.