Protected academic didactic lecture time

  • Four hours dedicated exclusively for lectures, text review, CREOG prep and other academic pursuits
  • Clinical duties are suspended

Core curriculum lectures include but are not limited to:

  • General gynecology
  • General obstetrics
  • Reproductive endocrinology
  • Maternal-fetal medicine
  • Gynecologic oncology
  • Female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery
  • Pathology
  • Monthly pathology slide review
  • Preventive primary care
  • Medical specialties

Simulation Center

In 2010 the Simulation Center opened as part of the Annenberg Conference Center for Medical Education. The Sim Center is used for obstetrics and gynecology simulation training to include but not limited to:

  • Shoulder dystocia drills
  • Laparoscopic Olympics
  • Postpartum hemorrhage

Annenberg Conference Center for Medical Education

This facility houses an auditorium, multiple conference rooms, library, training labs equipped with audio visual/video-conferencing, and media site capabilities and serves as the home for the Medical Education department.

Academic conferences

Weekly department meetings
Topics include but not limited to:

  • System grand rounds: featuring local, regional and national speakers
  • Departmental obstetric M&M
  • Departmental gynecology M&M
  • Residents portfolio presentations

Morning report:

  • Held weekly the topic is chosen by a chief resident and a lower year. An article is distributed to the residents and staff. The lower year resident moderates an interactive presentation on the topic. This conference is run by the residents for the residents.
  • This conference is attended by residents, faculty, nurse practitioners and certified midwives.

Journal Club: Held bimonthly usually off campus. Articles are assigned to residents to review and present. A schedule is created at the beginning of each academic year. All residents are expected to attend, dinner is provided. This is also attended by faculty and medical students.

Obstetrical Society of Philadelphia: Residents are expected to attend this meeting at least three of the seven meetings each year. This is an outside local conference held in Center City Philadelphia.

Rounds: Occur daily with the supervising faculty attending. This gives the resident and faculty opportunity for informal teaching at the bedside.

Board rounds: Occur twice a day in labor and delivery with the obstetrics team. This team includes: faculty, residents, nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, neonatology and medical students.

Graduate medical education curriculum: All residents are required to participate in all core curriculum lectures presented by the Graduate Medical Education Office.

Other conferences held on the Lankenau campus that are of interest include:

  • Harmonious consultation conference
  • Interdisciplinary basic science lecture
  • Bioethics

Outside conference attendance
Residents have the opportunity to attend outside conferences.

  • PGY 2: Conference of choice
  • PGY 3: Conference of choice
  • PGY 4: Board review conference
    See Benefits Section

Your future

A Lankenau graduate is virtually assured of a successful career in whatever aspect of obstetrics/gynecology she/he chooses to venture. We currently have an 100 percent written board pass rate for first time takers, and 92 percent oral board pass rate for first time takers.