During this 6-week rotation, the Gynecology intern (GYN1) focuses on inpatient management of benign gynecologic conditions as well as perioperative care of women undergoing surgery. The GYN1 sees inpatient and ED consults and discusses these patients with their upper-level residents before staffing with their Attending. They should double-scrub on surgical cases whenever possible and also cover outpatient benign gynecologic surgeries at FSC.
Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS2 or MIGS3)
During this 6-week rotation, the MIGS resident will focus on improving their minimally invasive surgical skills and learning the fundamentals of benign gynecologic procedures including patient positioning, instrumentation, and electrosurgery. Teaching will cover abnormal uterine bleeding, endometriosis, leiomyomas, pelvic pain, etc. It is the goal of this rotation to expose ObGyn residents to the evaluation, diagnosis, treatment selection, and perioperative considerations for complex problems in benign gynecology to care for patients safely and effectively and to refer those who require additional expertise.
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (GYN3)
During this 12-week rotation, the GYN3 resident will spend dedicated and focused time learning the clinical and surgical practices of Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS). This rotation is designed to incorporate a surgical experience at the Veterans Administration Hospital as well to reinforce these surgical skills. It is the goal of this rotation to expose ObGyn residents to the evaluation, diagnosis, treatment selection, and peri-operative consideration required for complex problems in urogynecology and benign gynecology to enable them to care for patients safely and effectively and to refer those who require additional expertise.
During this 6-week rotation, the Gynecology Chief acts as a Junior Attending supervising and managing the benign gynecology service. The GYN4 will staff the inpatient and ED consults before the intern discusses with the Attending. The GYN4 creates the OR coverage schedule every week for the Gyn team. The GYN4 will need to monitor the case logs of their team and ensure each person is on track for their level. The Chief should cover major cases and double scrub with a junior resident to serve as a peer teacher whenever possible.