Educational meetings occur each morning. Before conference, residents are expected to round on their service. Conferences are given by faculty and senior residents and cover the breadth of obstetric and gynecologic topics. Labor and Delivery board sign-out occurs each morning after conference and is attended by faculty who lead discussions about management and other pertinent issues.
Additional scheduled conferences include the following:
Departmental Grand Rounds – Wednesday morning weekly
Perinatal – Neonatal conference – Mondays weekly
Gynecologic Oncology Pathology conference – Tuesdays bi-weekly
Morbidity and Mortality conference – Monthly
Journal Club – Monthly
Residents will manage patients in their own continuity clinic and in subspecialty clinics. The volume and complexity of patients provide a unique opportunity to Womack Army Medical Center residents. All outpatient sessions are covered by an attending physician, midwife or nurse practitioner.
Medical Simulation Center
Residents participate in medical simulations drills weekly. The simulation curriculum is accomplished after the Wednesday lecture/conference training. Womack Army Medical Center has a state of the art Simulations Center, where Ob/Gyn residents are able to practice obstetric emergencies, laparoscopic skills, and patient communication skills.
Membership in ACOG is sponsored by the department at no cost to the resident.
A well rounded practice of obstetrics and gynecology requires experience e with clinical and/or basic research. An active research environment promoted to encourage each resident to demonstrate scholarly endeavor. Each resident is required to complete and present an original research project during their OBG-2 and OBG-3 year at the annual departmental Resident Research Day. Each resident is actively encouraged to publish at least one manuscript or present a paper at a major meeting.