Rotations and Locations

Clinical Rotations

The residency education program is designed to fulfill American Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Residency Review Committee (RRC) requirements of 48 months of obstetrics and gynecology rotations while demonstrating progressive learning with increased responsibility and management.


First Year

Residents become familiar with the core knowledge of obstetrics and gynecology. You learn to evaluate gynecologic problems and the decision-making process leading to surgical procedures. You gain the skills necessary to care for the uncomplicated obstetrical patient.

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Second Year

Residents learn more complicated surgical procedures. You gain skills and knowledge necessary to care for the complicated obstetrical and gynecologic patient by managing labor under the direct supervision of faculty. Continuity clinics begin in the second year and continue for the following three years; during this time, you follow a panel of patients as you own providing gynecology and obstetrics care as well as primary care. 

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Third Year

Residents perform more major surgical procedures including abdominal hysterectomy, bladder suspensions and vaginal surgery. Supervision of the Antepartum Unit and High-Risk Obstetric Clinic provides in-depth experience in management of high-risk obstetrical patients. Some procedures to become proficient in are abdominal hysterectomy, operative laparoscopy/ovarian cystectomy, IUD insertion in an office-based setting, office-based female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, and office-based hysteroscopy. Continuity clinics continue.

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Fourth Year

Chief Residents perform complicated major procedures including abdominal, vaginal and oncology surgery. Specialized procedures such as laser and microsurgery also may be performed. You function as consultants to the junior residents in management of the obstetric and surgical suites. Chiefs become proficient in vaginal and abdominal hysterectomy, TVT, total laparoscopic hysterectomy while delegating responsibility to junior residents and assuming a leadership and teaching role for residents and patients on the Ob/Gyn services. Continuity clinics continue.


Key: Post-Graduate Year (PGY), Emory University Hospital (EUH), Emory University Hospital Midtown (EUHM), Grady Memorial Hospital (Grady), Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital (Emory Saint Joseph's), Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VA), Obstetrics (OB), Gynecology (Gyn), Oncology (Onc), Reproductive Endocrine & Infertility (REI)

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