The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine (UTHSC-Nashville) residency program in Obstetrics and Gynecology is a fully-accredited program currently entering its fifth year. The program’s major emphasis focuses on the development of individual competence in obstetric decision-making and surgical technique. Our primary training site, Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital Midtown (ASTHM), is the largest volume obstetric hospital in the state of Tennessee and in the national Ascension system. Our hospital is a regional leader in obstetric simulation training. We offer a robust experience in general obstetrics and gynecology as well as the complete range of subspecialty experience for residents who are considering a fellowship in the major subspecialties. Our fundamental philosophy of training is to view residents as apprentice attending obstetrician-gynecologists. Our priority is 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 subspecialties from dedicated physician faculty, typically on a one-on-one basis. Also, we are fortunate to have dedicated volunteer faculty and OBGYN hospitalists to provide mentorship in obstetric and surgical management.