University of South Alabama

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Ob-Gyn Residents receive competitive training in a unique setting, allowing maximum exposure to procedures and patient care.

The University of South Alabama Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program is dedicated to the education and training of resident physicians. Our program is clinically oriented and the majority of our residents enter private practice after graduation. Patient care, grand rounds, and didactic presentations result in well-trained specialists. Participation in research and teaching experience prepare those who are interested in subspecialty training and academic medicine. The low resident/faculty ratio results in close contact with faculty members who provide both clinical supervision and academic guidance. Residents do not compete with Fellows so that training of the resident is our only goal.

The Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) compiles an extensive standardized data base of participating residency programs. You may view our data base which includes a description of the residency, residents, faculty, hospitals and resident selection but the site requires a password. To view data of other residency programs you may obtain a free password from the Chair's office in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology or the office of the Dean, College of Medicine.

We encourage you to compare these statistics with those of other residency programs. Careful comparisons show that this program provides experience to the resident that might be thought to be found only in larger programs.

You may learn more about our program by reading the resident manuals. The OB/GYN handbook and the resident handbook [PDF] for the institution give you the flavor of how residents work here. Statistics are important but the numbers are complemented by these other sources.

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Overview

The Ob/Gyn residency program at the University of South Alabama is a fully accredited 4-year residency providing training in the full spectrum of the specialty. The stand alone program is based in the Children's and Women's Hospital (USAC&W) which is part of a larger integrated system consisting of 2 acute care facilities (one is the regional trauma center, the other is our hospital). In addition, residents participate in surgical cases with private practice physicians at 2 affiliated community hospitals.

The residency has 4 residents at each level, The faculty consists of 9 full-time attendings, and 2 part time attendings, as well as private clinical physicians. There are also several clinical faculty and private attendings both at USA and the community hospitals.

Residents obtain a broad primary care experience through a clinic set-up to emulate a private practice model. Patients are followed in the same resident's continuity clinic throughout their residency to allow for the development of a long term patient-physician relationship and continuity of care.

Statistics

Typical resident experience for the 2010 graduating class is:

Obstetrics

 
Spontaneous Delivery 255
Forceps Delivery 8
Cesarean Delivery 199

Gynecology

 
Abdominal Hysterectomy 56
Vaginal Hysterectomy 11
Laparoscopic Hysterectomy (includes Robotic Hysterectomy) 20
Surgery for Urinary Incontinence 58
Operative Laparoscopy 80
Hysteroscopy 35
Surgery for Invasive Cancer 55

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