The University of Tennessee College of Medicine (Nashville) residency program in Obstetrics and Gynecology is a fully accredited program currently entering its fourth year. The program’s major emphasis focuses on the development of individual competence in obstetric decision-making and surgical technique. Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital Midtown, which is the largest volume obstetric hospital in the state of Tennessee and in the national Ascension system, is a regional leader and obstetric simulation training. We offer a robust experience in general obstetrics and gynecology as well as the complete range of sub-specialty experience for residents who are considering a fellowship in the major sub-specialties. Our fundamental philosophy of training is to view residents as apprentice attending obstetrician- gynecologists. Our priorities are the professional development of each resident in an environment that supports personal growth and experience.
Resident wellness is a fundamental tenet of the program. Clinical responsibilities are assessed for educational and experiential value before they are implemented. Our residents add value to their experience every day and derive wellness from personal accomplishment and the satisfaction of a job well done.
In addition to our full-time core teaching faculty, residents receive training in all the sub-specialties from dedicated physician faculty, typically on a one-on-one basis. Also, we are fortunate to have dedicated volunteer faculty and OB hospitalists to provide mentorship in obstetric and surgical management.