Residency Program in Obstetrics and Gynecology
The Residency Program in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School consists of four years of training with five residents at each level. The primary institution is Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH).
For the fifth consecutive year, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) has placed among the top hospitals in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report’s 2011 ranking of “America’s Best Hospitals.”
RWJUH is one of only 140 U.S. hospitals to achieve rankings on the prestigious annual list. A total of 4,825 hospitals were evaluated nationally. This year, RWJUH ranks No. 42 in pulmonology. In addition, RWJUH was classified by U.S.News as high performing in cancer care; cardiology and heart surgery; diabetes and endocrinology; ear, nose and throat care; gastroenterology, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology and orthopedics.
“Earning this distinction five years in a row is clear evidence that RWJUH, in partnership with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and our private physicians in the community, continues to define itself as a national leader in academic medicine,” said RWJUH President and CEO Stephen K. Jones, FACHE.
The core mission of Best Hospitals is to help guide patients who need an especially high level of care because of a difficult surgery, a challenging condition, or added risk because of other health problems or age. “These are referral centers where other hospitals send their sickest patients,” said Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health Rankings Editor. “Hospitals like these are ones you or those close to you should consider when the stakes are high.”
Jones added, “Achieving this status for five consecutive years is a fitting tribute to the outstanding team of dedicated faculty and community physicians, nurses, allied health professionals and employees, as well as all of the partners on our academic health campus whose commitment to excellence and quality in patient care is second to none. It reaffirms that New Jersey residents have access to the finest innovations and technology available anywhere in the United States.”
Covering 94 metro areas in the U.S., the regional hospital rankings complement the national rankings by including hospitals with solid performance nearly at the level of nationally ranked institutions. The rankings cover 16 medical specialties and all 94 metro areas that have at least 500,000 residents and at least one hospital that performed well enough to be ranked.
The residency program in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is designed to provide the resident with a well balanced exposure to the entire field of women's health care. Upon graduation from our program, the resident will have developed the attitudes, skills, and knowledge required to practice general obstetrics and gynecology in a capable and confident manner. In addition, the resident will be exposed to the various sub-specialties of our field in order to kindle an academic interest in fellowship training if desired.
The Goals and Objectives of our program are further defined within the context of the ACGME's CORE Competencies for Graduate Medical Education which are: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-based Learning and Improvement, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Professionalism, and Systems-based Practice. The ACGME's category of patient care includes Surgical Skills which are considered separately in our program for the sake of clarity.
The educational component of the residency program consists of formal didactics as well as hands on clinical exposure to a wide variety of obstetric and gynecological pathology. To implement the educational objectives of the residency program, the Resident Education Committee was established in 1998. This committee consists of faculty members representative of all major departmental divisions as well as one resident from each academic year. The mission of this committee is to provide a structured environment in which resident education issues are discussed.
The residency program requires active participation in a research project at least once during the four years of residency training. At some time during the residency program, the resident is expected to present this research during the Research Day held each year in June. Although residents are required to present at least once during their four years, they may present as many times as desired.
Special Educational Programs
The residency sponsors a Mentorship Program whereby a faculty member is paired with the resident to provide counseling, support, guidance and feedback to the resident that exceeds purely intellectual development.
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