Through the Lankenau Medical Center Obstetrics/Gynecology Residency Program, residents will spend time in different clinical settings and on different tasks and specialties. These tasks will increase in complexity and responsibility as the four-year residency progresses.

First-year residents

  • Three months gynecology
  • Three months obstetrics
  • One month family planning
  • One month + Two weeks night float
  • One month intensive care unit
  • Two weeks basic ultrasound training
  • Two weeks breast surgery
  • Two weeks NICU
  • One weeks female sexual health
  • One week breast feeding
  • One week genetics
  • One week of float

Second-year residents

  • Three months obstetrics (managing the labor and delivery room)
  • Three months gynecology
  • Two months maternal fetal medicine
  • One month reproductive endocrinology and infertility
  • Two months night float
  • One month female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery

Third-year residents

  • Three months gynecology
  • One month obstetrics
  • Two months night float
  • Three months gynecologic oncology
  • One month outpatient maternal-fetal medicine
  • One month inpatient maternal-fetal medicine
  • One month reproductive endocrinology

Fourth-year residents

  • Three months as chief resident supervising the gynecologic service
  • Three months as chief of obstetrics supervising the obstetrics service
  • One months night float
  • One month female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery
  • Three month clinic chief
  • One month office gynecology

On-call experience

  • Two residents, one senior (PGY 3 or 4) and one junior (PGY 1 or 2), are in the hospital at all times—there is a night float system
  • Call for residents not on night float averages three times per month
  • There is an in-house attending physician, 24 hours a day, seven days a week