Program Overview

Welcome to Emory's Gynecology and Obstetrics Residency Program site. We are a fully accredited educational program that provides a nurturing training environment in a metropolitan setting with a diverse patient population. We are known nationally for excellence in patient care, clinical and basic science research, and educating the next generation of medical specialists.

Annually, our residency program is approved for nine categorical and one non-categorical intern positions, and nine categorical positions each in the second, third, and fourth years. Of the graduating class of 2016, six residents entered fellowships, two entered private practice and one stayed at Emory to join the academic practice. Of the class of 2015, seven residents entered fellowships and three entered private practice. 

Here are some highlights of the Emory Gynecology and Obstetrics Residency experience:

Gynecology

  • Experience in all four years with operative cases beginning in the intern year
  • Participation in laparoscopy training lab at all levels
  • Instruction by renowned and experienced pelvic surgeons
  • Comfort in performing abdominal, vaginal, and laparoscopic surgery by completion of residency

Obstetrics

  • Approximately 3500 deliveries annually at Grady Hospital
  • At Emory University Hospital Midtown, approximately 3800 deliveries annually
  • Dedicated obstetrics intensive care unit
  • Large volume of high-risk obstetrical patients 
  • Perinatal referral site for Georgia
  • Grady Hospital noted as area's #1 trauma center resulting in frequent exposure to obstetrical trauma
  • Primary cesareans performed by interns
  • Complicated cesareans performed by 2nd year residents
  • Labor management by interns and 3rd year residents
  • Exposure to management by private MDs
  • Family medicine consults

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 

  • Dedicated rotation during the 2nd and 4th years of residency 
  • IVF center at Emory University Hospital Midtown consistently achieves success rates above the national average
  • Extensive laparoscopy experience

Oncology

Continuity Clinic

  • One full day per week of resident continuity clinic
  • Experience begins as a second-year resident

Family Planning

  • Emory is the birthplace of the "Contraceptive Technology" handbook frequently used by residents and medical students throughout the United States
  • Nationally known faculty
  • Optional training in medical and surgical abortion

Research

  • Opportuinities for basic sciences or clinical research
  • Required research project completed in stages culminating with presentation of findings in the 4th year at Resident Research Day

Education

  • Protected didactic time with Grand Rounds, obstetrics and gynecologic case conferences, M&M,
  • Integrated educational curriculum including quarterly resident journal club, chapter reviews, colposcopy and combined obstetrics and neonatology conferences, weekly faculty conducted lectures, monthly perinatal mortality conference, female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery conferences, monthly family planning conferences, Tumor Board, maternal-fetal-medicine conference, morbidity and mortality conference
  • Laparoscopic simulation laboratory
  • Additional hands-on sessions

Conferences/Meetings

  • Attendance encouraged and funded by the department to present research
  • Annual resident retreat
  • Opportunity to participate in regional ACOG activities

We appreciate your interest in our residency program.