During the third year the resident continues to develop competence in inpatient obstetrics and maternal fetal medicine. The resident also obtains unique knowledge and expertise in the subspecialties of gynecologic oncology and FPMRS. Robotic surgical experience is emphasized on these rotations.
The resident spends two one-month rotations on night float and covers the obstetrics service at ASTHM under the supervision of the obstetric hospitalists.
The resident on gynecology continues to develop more advanced surgical skills while focusing on open procedures, advanced minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery and vaginal surgery.
The resident spends a two-month rotation and a one-month rotation (a total of three months) on the gynecologic oncology service to develop more advanced surgical skills, gain knowledge and clinical judgment in the management of gynecologic malignancies, and establish competence in open and robotic surgery.
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
This rotation is a one-month immersion rotation that concentrates on outpatient evaluation and operative therapy for urologic and pelvic support problems under the direct supervision of the FPMRS faculty.
One month during the third year is set aside for the resident to self-direct her/his experience. Each resident may choose to complete a research project, participate in an international experience or a rotation in another institution as a prelude to fellowship, or design an approved experience within the program to further develop her/his fund of knowledge or surgical experience.
Maternal Fetal Medicine
One month (each) is spent with the maternal fetal medicine faculty in the outpatient and inpatient settings. The resident further develops her/his fund of knowledge of high risk obstetric care as well as competency in the management of complicated pregnancies as a consultant to private general obstetricians.