The general curriculum for didactics is based on a 2-year rotation of topics chosen in preparation of ABOG certification. Additional conferences and seminars will address the ACGME general competencies. The faculty has also developed a rotation-based curriculum to address the goals and objectives of each rotation.
At least three hours per week are dedicated to protected conferences and seminars. Other conferences will include general and rotation-specific topics such as pathology, tumor board, fetal monitor interpretation, patient safety/quality improvement, journal club and case presentations. Given the small size of the residency program, conferences are primarily interactive rather than didactic. Self-learning programs are offered in the areas of obstetrics, reproductive endocrinology, and adolescent gynecology.
All residents have online access to the major OB/GYN journals as well as an extensive list of texts and journals through the Saint Thomas and UTHSC (University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center) library systems. The program provides Rosh Review and UpToDate at no cost to the resident.