Curriculum: Inova OB/GYN Residency Program
First Year Clinical Curriculum (PGY1)
The exceptional rotations during your intern year are designed to give you the fundamentals of obstetrics, gynecology and primary care in an inclusive, nurturing team based environment. The academic year starts with a two week long boot camp to familiarize you with the everyday duties and procedures of an incoming resident. A speed dating event is also held to get to know the wonderful nurses and ancillary staff you will be working with. The rotations include 4 months of Obstetrics, 2 months of MFM, 2 months of Gynecology, 2 months of Gynecology Oncology, 1 month of Emergency Medicine and 1 month of Family Medicine.
Second Year Clinical Curriculum (PGY2)
The curriculum is designed to strengthen your skills and knowledge while giving you more autonomy. You will be spending 4 months in Obstetrics, 2 months in MFM, 2 months in Gynecology, 2 months in Gynecology Oncology, 1 month in Urogynecology and 1 month in REI.
Third Year Clinical Curriculum (PGY3)
During the third year, residents will gain more mastery and leadership in the field. They will be act as chief residents and represent the department in department and hospital wide quality improvement committees. The rotations include: 2 months of Obstetrics, 2 months of MFM, 3 months of Gynecology, 2 months of Gynecology Oncology, 1 month of Breast and Adolescent gynecology, 1 Elective month to explore subspecialty interests or a global health experience.
Fourth Year Curriculum (PGY4)
The Chief Resident is regarded as a junior attending. As such the Chief is given independence over the management of their patients and resident/nurse midwife/medical students team. The rotations include 4 months of Obstetrics, 2 months of MFM, 2 months of Gynecology, 2 months of Gynecology Oncology, 1 month of Urogynecology, 1 month of Ambulatory Gynecology. Faculty is always available to provide needed assistance.
Interns, third and fourth year residents will be assigned one half day a week in our busy state of the art charity clinic: Inova Cares Clinic for Women. The clinic offers in office procedures as well as subspecialty obstetrical and gynecological care. The patients will be managed by the residents who in addition to providing them with routine gynecological care, will also plan and perform their deliveries, gynecological surgeries, and referrals to subspecialties.
Second year residents will perform their outpatient continuity care one half day a week in a fast paced private practice: Inova Medical Group Ballston. This practice will also welcome chief residents during their ambulatory month rotation. The private practice setting is a complement to the experience received at Inova Cares Clinic and allows residents to experience the full range of OBGYN patients and their unique needs and challenges.
In addition to traditional bedside teaching, residents have protected didactic time every Friday morning from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Our two Chiefs of Education residents have also created a schedule for daily discussions on selected topics between the residents and the teaching faculty of the day.
Our Grand Rounds presented by our staff physicians and renowned international guests occur every Monday. Once a Month, our patient safety based Interdisciplinary Morbidity and Mortality conference allows for lively conversations and give an opportunity to review our patient care systems and improve upon them. The Graduate Medical Education office also organizes monthly Educational Grand Rounds that address topics such as physician wellness, physician advocacy, health equity teamwork and professionalism among others.