John D. Busowski, MD Director of Orlando Health OB-GYN Residency Program

Message from Our Director

Welcome to the Department of Medical Education, Obstetrics and Gynecology. We believe we have one of the finest training programs in the United States to educate specialists in women's health.

This website outlines the basic structure of our residency program. We hope you will find the information helpful. Our main goal is to educate professionals to the highest standards.


John D. Busowski, MD
Director of Medical Education
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology



Mean Statistics for 2014 Graduating Residents (Surgeon)

Spontaneous Delivery: 285

Cesarean Delivery: 261

Operative Vaginal Delivery: 23

OB Ultrasound: 107

Abdominal Hysterectomy: 36

Vaginal Hysterectomy: 12

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: 62

Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: 20

Cytoscopy: 18
Operative Laparoscopy: 63

Hysteroscopy: 47

Abortions: 27

Transvaginal Ultrasound: 161

Invasive Cancer: 52

Robotics: 57

About the Program

The Department of Medical Education, with its eight ACGME-residency programs and three fellowships, continues to grow as we continue to recruit top-notch faculty dedicated to service, education and research. Our goal is to educate professionals, and we have the commitment and resources to do just that.

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology offers a four-year accredited residency program designed to provide extensive experience leading to board certification. Since the program began in 1951, the board passage rates have remained at 92 percent.

The program at Orlando Health has academic affiliations with the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida State University in Tallahassee, and the University of South Florida in Tampa. The main teaching facilities of the Department of OB/GYN are located on the Orlando Health main campus in downtown Orlando. Inpatient clinical programs are centered in Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies and Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC).

Fast Facts
  • The program continues to receive full accreditation from the ACGME.
  • Fully computerized lab and medical records.
  • Night float rotations for PGY I, II, III and IV.
  • Three weeks vacation per year.
  • Meals and parking provided free of charge to residents.
  • Structured curriculum with protected time for didactics on Friday mornings.
  • Orlando is a popular site for national OB/GYN conferences; residents encouraged to attend.
  • Mean overall program CREOG score for past three years exceeds the national mean.
  • State-of-the-art Outpatient Clinic.
  • Eight dedicated GYN ORs.
  • Four dedicated obstetrical ORs.
  • Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies was named an Academic Center of Excellence in minimally invasive surgery. Our hospital is the only facility in Florida to be recognized as an Academic Center of Excellence, and just the second in the nation.
  • 100% written Board pass rate for 2014 graduates.
  • Funds for Educational Conferences Provided

State-of-the-art laparoscopic equipment includes multiple robotic da Vinci® Surgical Systems, including one system with a teaching console specifically designed for education; only residency program in the state of Florida with this teaching console.

Majority of training takes place in Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies, a 285-bed, 400,000-square-foot care center opened in 2006.

Orlando Health consistently recognized for its dedication to employee relationships by receiving the "Employer of Choice" award. Orlando Health selected once again as one of the "Top 100 Companies for Working Families" by the Orlando Sentinel.

The Medical Education Center for Simulation-Based Training is open 24 hours per day and OB residents receive structured training there every Friday. The Center features a 40-seat classroom for didactic sessions, a conference room, and six simulation rooms. Instructors and simulator operators use a central control room to remotely direct simulations and observe learners’ performance. Learners can also watch or review their simulation sessions via live feed or video playback during their debriefing. Highlights of our simulation hardware include:

  • LapMentor and GI/Bronch Mentor, which allow virtual reality rehearsal of laparoscopy, endoscopy, and bronchoscopy techniques for a wide array of screenings and pathologies.
  • VIMEDIX and Blue Phantom ultrasound trainers simulate a variety of diagnostic and procedural ultrasound techniques.
  • SimMan 3G, a high-fidelity adult simulator with realistic responses to a wide array of medical and trauma pathologies and their treatments
  • SimBaby, a 1-year-old infant simulator with most of the capabilities of her big brother, SimMan.
  • TraumaMan and TraumaChild, both of which let providers practice surgical techniques for trauma resuscitation such as chest tube placement, surgical airway management, and peritoneal lavage.
  • Lower-fidelity task trainers for learning and rehearsing various vascular access, surgical and resuscitation techniques.

Application Process

The Department of Medical Education - OB/GYN participates in the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). October 30 is the last day applications are accepted, and interviews are conducted in October, November and December.

Application Requirements

  • A personal interview is required. If selected for an interview, notification will be sent via email.
  • Applicants must request USMLE scores for Step 1 and 2 Clinical Knowledge, and Step 2 Clinical Skills be sent through ERAS prior to the interview date. There is no USMLE minimum cut-off score; however, must be passed on first attempt.
  • A minimum of two letters of recommendation in addition to the Dean’s letter are required.
  • Cut-off for graduation date is three years; if less than three years, one year of hands-on clinical experience is required. An observership is not applicable.
  • ECFMG certification in the ERAS package is required prior to invitation to interview. The program does not sponsor Visa’s, observerships or prematches.
  • Contact us for any further questions or concerns at 407.841.5297
Click here for a copy of the Resident Contract.