A Year-by-Year Look At Our Program

Resident checking on a pregnant patient

The large OB/GYN services are cared for by the full-time and part-time attending staff, our OB/GYN house-officers, Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine residents, Certified Nurse-Midwives, fourth-year medical students on elective rotations, and third-year medical students from the University of Arizona and Creighton University School of Medicine.

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  • PGY I
  • During the first year of post graduate training in OB/GYN emphasis is placed on basic Gynecology and Obstetrics. The first 4 weeks are spent on "OB boot camp" split between OB days and nights at both Valleywise Health Medical Center and St. Joseph's Hospital. This helps acclimate to each of the major teaching hospitals.

    Rotations 

    • Ambulatory Care
    • Gynecology at SJH
    • Gynecology at Valleywise Health
    • Gynecologic Oncology
    • Obstetric Days at SJH
    • Obstetric Days at Valleywise Health
    • Obstetric Float
    • Obstetric Night Float at SJH
    • Obstetric Night Float at Valleywise Health
    • Surgical ICU
    • Ultrasound
  • PGY II
  • The second year is an opportunity to further develop clinical and leadership skills. The second year resident is responsible for the high risk OB patients with the supervision of the Chief resident and helps the interns throughout the year.

    Rotations 

    • Gynecology at Valleywise Health
    • Gynecologic Oncology
    • Family Planning
    • Obstetric Days at SJH
    • Obstetric Days at Valleywise Health
    • Obstetric Night Float at SJH
    • Obstetric Night Float at Valleywise Health
    • Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
  • PGY III
  • During the third year emphasis is placed on building a depth of knowledge and experience and further development of operative and clinical care management skills. This year is enhanced by opportunities to experience private practice as the resident spends time with subspecialist in their offices. The resident operates with specialist at affiliated institutions, giving the resident an opportunity to experience more of the clinical medical community.

    Rotations 

    • Ambulatory / Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology
    • Float
    • Gynecology at SJH
    • Gynecologic Surgery / Oncology
    • Gynecology Night Float
    • Gynecologic Oncology
    • High-Risk Obstetrics
    • Obstetric Night Float at SJH
    • Selective
    • Urogynecology
  • PGY IV
  • Full responsibility for management of patients care is given during this final year. The resident further develops skills in practice management and leadership.

    Rotations

    • Ambulatory Care
    • Gynecology at SJH
    • Gynecology at Valleywise Health
    • Gynecologic Surgery / Oncology
    • Gynecologic Oncology
    • Obstetric Days at SJH
    • Obstetric Days at Valleywise Health
    • Obstetric Night Float at Valleywise Health