Curriculum

Clinical Experience

MMC OB Statistics

-Greater than 10 years of continuous growth
-Anticipated births for 2016: 5,400
-C-section rate: 18.3%
-Induction rate: 19%
-NICU Admission rate is 1% below US average

PROCEDURE

Average # per resident

ACGME minimums

NSVD

230

200

C-section

300

145

Operative Delivery

40

15

TAH

60

35

TVH

30

15

LAH

60

20

Urogyn

60

25

Laparoscopy

150

60

Hysteroscopy

160

40

Invasive Cancer

60

25

Rotations

The majority of training occurs at Monmouth Medical Center with rotations occurring at private physician offices for subspecialty rotations and Community Medical Center (CMC) for gynecologic surgery in the third year.

Sample Schedule

PGY1

OB

GYN

GYN

OB

GYN

GYN

OB

OB

Nights

GYN

US

Nights

GYN

PGY2

Ante

Nights

Nights

GYN

GYN

REI

Ante

GYN

GYN

Ante

GYN

Ante

GYN

PGY3

GYN (CMC)

GYN

UROGYN

OB

OB

GYN

Nights

AWAY

OB

Nights

ONC

OB

GYN (CMC)

PGY4

OB/GYN

ONC

ONC

Nights

GYN

ONC

GYN

OB

GYN

GYN

OB

GYN

OB/GYN

Didactics: Each morning at sign out our junior residents present all patients on Labor and Delivery and Antepartum. An in-depth morning report involves discussion of patient management and analysis of FHR tracings with input from program faculty and private physicians.

A core resident didactic lecture series presented by Dr. Massaro and other faculty supplements the experiences gained through rotations. Following the lecture series, an ACOG practice bulletin or a review of recent literature on a particular topic is presented and discussed by a resident. Residents and medical students attend this weekly lecture series every Wednesday during protected didactic time.

A preoperative and pathology conference is held every Wednesday. Preoperative cases and pathology findings from previous week are discussed with supervising faculty.

In addition to the traditional M&M and Journal Club meetings, residents attend regular Ob-Pediatric and Performance Improvement conferences plus the following throughout the year:

Cutting Edge: Annual conference for the past 25 years on various Ob-Gyn topics providing continuing medical education to attending staff, CNMs, RNs, residents and students held mid-summer each year.

Obstetric and Gynecology Essentials: A 2-day annual conference put on by the residents to present high yield topics to medical students, interns, and nursing staff. This conference qualifies as continuing medical education for several hospital employees and showcases the residents as teachers.

ALSO: Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics, is a critical care skills workshop led by Dr. Massaro for incoming interns. This course teaches our interns how to tackle high risk situations they may encounter throughout residency. This training certifies our residents for up to 5 years. All Laborists, DOD, and residents as well as many of the nursing staff are ALSO certified.

Outpatient Experience

Clinic Schedule

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

High Risk OB

Prenatal

Prenatal/Colposcopy

Gynecologic Oncology (Monthly)

Gynecology Continuity

Prenatal

Didactics

Gynecology Continuity

Our residents spend time at a federally qualified health center (FQHC) which is conveniently located across the street from the hospital. In addition to outpatient obstetrics and gynecology clinics, our residents receive experience in high risk obstetrics and gynecologic oncology clinics, staffed by experts in their respective fields.

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