Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency

Resident listening to the heart of a patient

Our Philosophy

Our mission is to train excellent obstetrician gynecologists to be capable of independent practice in our specialty, eligible for competitive fellowship programs, and to function as leaders within the community. The structure of our program allows our residents to gain experience by caring for diverse patient population. 

Our four-year residency program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The Obstetric Services at both hospitals combined have over 7,000 deliveries per year (35% high risk) and both are tertiary care centers that receive maternal-transport patients.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to train excellent, diverse obstetrician-gynecologists to practice our specialty independently, gain competitive fellowships as desired, and to function as community leaders. The structure of our program allows our residents to gain experience by caring for a diverse patient population

Aims

  1. To produce skilled surgeons who can operate independently in a variety of settings, with special focus on offering patients appropriate minimally invasive approaches to hysterectomy and other gynecologic surgeries. Our resident procedures in these minimally invasive procedures will meet or exceed the training minimum, and each resident will pass a focused assessment of surgical competency in vaginal, laparoscopic and abdominal hysterectomy.
  2. To produce physicians who understand that quality improvement (QI) and patient safety (PS) are an integral part of healthcare delivery and can thus be physician leaders in improving patient outcomes. Each resident will graduate having completed a curriculum in QI and patient safety and having had meaningful involvement in institutional QI-PS processes.
  3. To produce physician advocates for women’s health care at local, state, national, and international levels. Our residents will each have an experience in political lobbying and attend didactics on the role of professional organizations in health-care advocacy. Opportunities for deeper involvement in advocacy through local, regional and national organizations will be offered.
  4. To produce physicians who understand that one of the responsibilities of physicians is to contribute to the field of Ob/Gyn through scholarly activity specifically through the products of peer reviewed manuscripts, presentations, and curricula. Each resident by the time of graduation will have completed at least two scholarly activities.
  5. To produce physicians who appreciate health-care disparities and possess the understanding of the obligation to reduce them. In addition to their regular clinical care of underserved patients, each year the residents will participate in a community specific project to reduce health disparities.
  6. To educate residents and fellows in a healthy, supportive learning environment that supports trainee wellness. The Creighton value of “cura personalis” or care for the whole person will be paramount in our residency. This will be measured in the institutional annual survey; our goal is to have 80 percent “agree” or “strongly agree” to the wellness question.