The University of Colorado Residency Program in Obstetrics and Gynecology has a long and proud history going back 60 years, but we have been highly innovative in addressing the challenges of residency education. The strengths of the program are:
1) A large, diverse population of patients
2) A broad, committed faculty including MDs and PhDs
3) An outstanding group of residents
4) An environment where we all work together.
A team approach to the care of patients is an integral part of the resident training program. Each service is headed by a chief resident who consults with attending faculty, and is responsible for the patients on his/her service. The chief resident delegates responsibilities for individual patients to junior residents, according to their level of training and competence. Daily rounds with the obstetric and gynecologic attending physicians provide a close teaching relationship between the faculty and the residents. Residents are required to attend these rounds as well as weekly teaching conferences. These conferences are designed to provide an educational base for presentation and review of current cases. At all institutions where residents take night call, an attending is in the hospital 24 hours per day. At all institutions, attending physicians are present at all operative procedures and complicated deliveries. At all institutions, there is an attending physically present in, and designated to supervise, all resident outpatient clinics.
The University of Colorado Residency Program in Obstetrics and Gynecology primarily utilizes three hospitals under the auspices of the University of Colorado School of Medicine: University of Colorado Hospital, Denver Health Medical Center and Rose Medical Center. Residents are rotated through each of these hospitals for both their obstetric and gynecological experiences. The length of the training program is four years. The program is fully accredited by the Residency Review Committee for Obstetrics and Gynecology for a complement of nine residents for years 2-4 , and 10 residents for year 1 including a preliminary intern postion.
This Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Training Program is a categorical one in which interns are matched through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and expected to complete four years of training which fulfills the requirements for certification by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Medical students rotate year-round on the Obstetrics and Gynecology Services at Denver Health Medical Center and the University of Colorado Hospital. Residents participate actively in student education.