Educational Objectives


The residency program in Gynecology and Obstetrics of Emory University School of Medicine prepares physicians for board eligibility and competent practice in gynecology and obstetrics. The program follows the CREOG Educational Objectives: Core Curriculum for Residents in Obstetrics and Gynecology (11th edition).

The Emory University Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Training Program endeavors to train compassionate professionals who have a comprehensive medical knowledge base of the specialty, can translate that knowledge into effective patient care, and communicate effectively with patients, their families, and the health care team. We aim to train “lifelong learners” who will continually strive to improve their own practice, and who effectively use system resources for the benefit of their patients. The ACGME has termed these goals the “Competencies” of Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Professionalism and Systems-Based Practice.

Measurement of the successful attainment of learning objectives occurs through a defined process of resident evaluation, including evaluation by peers, faculty, nurses, medical students and patients, the CREOG in-training examination, and twice yearly progress reviews by the Program Directors and Clinical Competency Committee. We are committed to maintaining an environment in which residents and faculty can improve their knowledge and skills and learn from each other. Residents are incorporated into the department's clinical, teaching, and research activities in a supportive and collegial fashion. Whenever appropriate, residents are consulted in departmental program decisions and are encouraged to make policy recommendations in open forum and through the Chief Administrative Residents or Program Director.

Our intention is that each trainee assumes graded and increasing responsibility. Sensitivity and responsiveness to our residents' needs are central to the success of the educational mission.

Emory Gyn/Ob Residency Program Educational Objectives Summary educational objectives

Educational Activities:

Residents are required to attend all mandatory educational activities, including Grand Rounds, all didactics, journal club, and other educational conferences indicated as mandatory for specific rotations unless specifically exempted. Residents are required to participate in and complete requirements for the annual Resident Research Day program.

Helpful Links:
Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology - CREOG

Program Requirements and Institutional Requirements for Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology - ACGME 

The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Inc. - ABOG 

Emory University School of Medicine Graduate Medical Education, House Staff Policies and Orientation Manual