The PGY 1 rotation in obstetrics is divided into three 3-4 week blocks that alternate between Day shift, Night shift, and Ambulatory High Risk Obstetrics. The PGY 1 is responsible for the evaluation and management of low risk and high risk parturient patients. They learn how to be proficient in reading antepartum fetal heart rate tracings, performing spontaneous vaginal deliveries, and they are introduced to ultrasonography techniques. In addition they are taught how to perform primary cesarean deliveries, they are introduced to genetic counseling, and much more.
The PGY 2 rotation is divided into 3-4 week blocks that alternate between Antepartum and Ambulatory High Risk Obstetrics. During the second year, the resident learns the skills required to perform technically advanced cesarean sections. Residents also learn how to manage the intricate nature of the antepartum service.
The PGY 3 rotations are divided between 3-4 week blocks of Labor and Delivery Days, Nights, and Ambulatory High Risk Obstetrics. The PGY 3 duties are similar to the duties of the first year resident and they are responsible for the supervision of the first year resident. In addition, they develop a greater degree of skill when managing intrapartum and postpartum patients. They are In addition they expound about their decision-making skills, and they participate in cesarean sections of acute intrapartum patients. They also receive additional training in genetic counseling.
The PGY 4 rotation is divided into 3-4 week blocks that alternate between Antepartum Day, Antepartum Nights, and Ambulatory High Risk Obstetrics. As the PGY IV, the chief resident is responsible for the management of the antepartum and intrapartum patients. They are responsible for teaching the junior residents, and they work closely with the Maternal-Fetal Medicine faculty on the management of antepartum patients.