Our program offers a unique opportunity for those interested in women's health and obstetrics. The program's primary site, Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford, has approximately 3,000 deliveries annually, and is the leading provider of obstetric care in Rutherford County. Members of our core faculty practice and teach obstetrics and women's health. Residents work closely with our core faculty to gain exposure to normal, spontaneous vaginal deliveries, assisted deliveries, and surgical OB (Caesarean sections). Our core faculty also performs ultrasound. The residents will also work with laborists and local, private obstetricians to gain further experience and a variety of teaching viewpoints. Lactation consultants are also readily available and excited to teach.
"During my women's health elective , I had numerous opportunities to perform pelvic exams, PAP smears, endometrial biopsies, and colposcopy. I also gained great experience in medical workup and management for uterine bleeding, STIs, and pelvic pain. With Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford resources I was also able to gain more experience with breast exams, mammography, lumpectomies, mastectomies, breast ultrasound and related procedures under ultrasound guidance." -- Bobbi Lakin, Class of 2018