OB/GYN & Women's Health
The goal of our residency program is to provide an opportunity for resident physicians to achieve the cognitive knowledge, skills and attitudes required for the practice of obstetrics and gynecology, both as consultants in the specialty and for the provision of ambulatory primary health care for women. Furthermore, this academically oriented program provides the foundation for future career development.
The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health is committed to providing quality health care for women and ongoing training of physicians as students, residents, fellows and faculty. Each of the divisions with their respective faculty is actively engaged in a variety of research endeavors in which residents are encouraged to participate.
The clinical activities of the department are located at two different hospitals. The Jacobi Medical Center is a large New York City public hospital with very active ambulatory and inpatient services. Montefiore Medical Center, with its Moses, Weiler and Wakefield Campuses, is a voluntary hospital situated within half a mile of Jacobi Medical Center. In each of these institutions, the clinical services are divided into obstetrics, gynecology, ambulatory obstetrics and gynecology, maternal fetal medicine, gynecologic oncology, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, urogynecology / reconstructive pelvic surgery and reproductive genetics.
Throughout the four years of training, residents rotate through these clinical areas in which there are the appropriate numbers of attending staff with professional ability, enthusiasm, dedication and responsibility for the educational process. Resident education is greatly enhanced by an active didactic program which includes weekly Grand Rounds often given by nationally and internationally renowned experts in their fields.
There are eleven categorical residents in each of the four years of training. During the first year, the focus of education is on acquiring skills in general obstetrics, gynecology, including oncology, and primary care medicine. In the second year, the educational objectives again focus on general obstetrics, gynecology, including reproductive endocrinology and infertility, ambulatory medicine and emergency medicine. The third year has rotations through high-risk obstetrics, including reproductive genetics and ultrasound, gynecology, urogynecology and oncology. There are also opportunities for residents to seek electives at other institutions.
In the fourth year, the educational program sharply defines the progressive responsibility of the chief residents who should now assume an increasing degree of independence in the clinical aspects of the discipline. Residents are prepared for entry into independent, unsupervised practice and will be able to act as consultants to other services. Rotations as chief residents are in obstetrics, gynecology, including reproductive endocrinology, urogynecology, and ambulatory gynecology.
The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is situated in the northeast Bronx, a borough of New York City. This varied and unique area represents a patient base with a mix of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. The overall educational experience covers the breadth and depth of obstetrics, gynecology and its subspecialties.
Recent residents have graduated from the following medical schools:
- Mount Sinai School of Medicine
- Brown University School of Medicine
- Howard University School of Medicine
- Tulane University School of Medicine
- Albert Einstein College of Medicine
- University of Missouri School of Medicine
- University of Medicine and Dentistry at New Jersey
- New York Medical College
- Wayne State University School of Medicine
- State University of New York at Brooklyn
- Chicago Medical School
- Cornell University School of Medicine
- State University of New York at Stony Brook
- Tufts University
- George Washington University
- Georgetown University
- New York University