Residents are exposed to a variety of of surgical techniques during their 7 week gynecology rotation. Early on, residents are exposed to participating as primary surgeons in an array of cases including laparoscopic technique, hysteroscopy, intra and extra abdominal laser surgery, and robotic surgery. As upper levels, residents complete robotic surgeries, urogynecologic procedures, exploratory laparotomies with hysterectomies, and vaginal hysterectomies as primary surgeons.
Residents are exposed to their own gynecologic continuity clinic from first year through the fourth year, where they begin to collect their own cases from PGY1 year. Additionally, during continuity clinic residents are exposed to a variety of procedures including colposcopy, in office hysteroscopies, essure device placement, in office LEEP procedures, IUD insertions, and nexplanon insertions.
Residents from PGY1-4 are introduced to the principles of diagnosis and treatment of the patient with malignant disease in a 7 week rotation. Additionally, management for the inpatient oncology patient is a key portion of this rotation. During PGY3 and 4, residents act as primary surgeon with close supervision of faculty. A high degree of involvement in robotic cases occurs while on this rotation.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
While on the Gynecologic Surgical Subspecialties rotation residents learn the intricacies of robotic surgery. By the time residents graduate from the program they are robotic certified and can gain privileges for robotic privileges in their hospital.