Theodore Jones, MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency, Dearborn
As Residency Program Director, I am pleased that you desire to know more about our training program. The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn in Michigan offers a four-year ACGME accredited postgraduate residency training program approved for four residents at each year level, for a total of 16 residents. Selection for participation in our program is competitive, and the number of applications and their quality continues to increase yearly. During the 2017.2018 residency recruitment season for example, we received over 430 applications and interviewed approximately 60 candidates for our four residency positions.
In terms of the clinical experience at our institution, our program performs over 4000 deliveries per year, with a busy high-risk service and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. One important aspect of our program is clearly defining for our residents the importance of educational experience and how it differs from service experience. While we value the opportunity for them to participate in clinical care, not every delivery requires a resident to be present by design (a well-trained hospital midwifery team assists us during the day). Instead, this large obstetrical volume provides increased exposure for our residents to the many complicated high-risk patients who choose Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn in Michigan for their care. One benign gynecology surgical experience has remained a point of strength for the program and its residents. The number of hysterectomies performed both abdominal and vaginally is at or above the national means. Education does not occur without teaching and supervision. In this respect, Beaumont is fortunate to have a faculty of clinically talented obstetrician gynecologists with broad experience in patient care and a track record of training residents to become outstanding clinicians for decades.
We have a strong subspecialty faculty that provides outstanding teaching and supervision for our trainees when they rotate on subspecialty rotations. There are four perinatologists on our faculty (including myself), a reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist, a gynecologic oncologist with a very busy gynecologic oncology service, and an urogynecologist with a formal urogynecology rotation in our curriculum. The subspecialty faculty contributes significantly to a didactic (lecture) schedule that allows us to cover the core curriculum for our program over the course of a two year period to allow residents the opportunity to have two exposure concepts and information important for their success by end of residency. We ensure the residents have dedicated time to attend out didactics by supplying five hours of completely protected educational time every week.
In conclusion, while we pride ourselves on ensuring that our residents achieve the mastery of the key competencies necessary for written board passage and job acquisition, we achieve the more important goal of preparing physicians for successful lives in whatever path they choose. Our residents have made successful transitions into careers ranging from private practice to academic faculty positions to subspecialty training in fellowship programs of their choice. Feel free to browse the remainder of our website for further details on the residency, our educational program, its faculty and residents, and the beautiful city of Dearborn, Michigan. We look forward to reviewing your application and meeting you in person.