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Shari Maxwell, MD, FACOG
Program Director
Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency, Dearborn

As Residency Program Director, I would like to formally welcome you to our residency information page!  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 post-graduate residency training program approved for four residents at each level for a total team of 16 residents.  Selection for participation in our program is competitive and the number of applications and their extraordinary quality continues to increase yearly.  Last year we received over 600 applications and interviewed approximately 60 candidates for our four residency positions. 

Our program is a high-volume, high-risk service that performs over 4,000 deliveries annually.  Having a Level III NICU, makes Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn a major referral center for high-risk deliveries – this exposes our residents to invaluable high-risk obstetrical care. In addition, our program facilitates continuity of care with weekly low-risk and high-risk obstetrical clinics.  We pride ourselves on having an excellent working relationship with our mid-level providers, who assist us with daily care on labor and delivery. This is extremely helpful with our high-volume quick paced obstetrical unit and provides our residents with coverage on educational days.  We also take great pride in the fact that our residents deliver care to a very diverse patient population, hence further enhancing their clinical experience.  

The benign gynecology experience has remained a point of strength for our program.  We have always placed a strong emphasis on minimally invasive procedures, and this allows us to perform at or above the national means for both robotic and vaginal hysterectomies.  Our residents leave as confident robotically trained surgeons. However, education does not occur without teaching and supervision. In this respect, Beaumont is fortunate to have a strong team of faculty, who are clinically talented generalists with broad experiences in patient care and a track record for training residents to become outstanding clinicians.

We are a multi-faceted program and we have a strong subspecialty faculty that provides our trainees with instrumental knowledge and hands-on experience during their subspecialty rotations.  This includes, but is not limited to, a perinatologist, reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist, urogynecologist and a gynecologic oncologist.  The subspecialty faculty contributes significantly to our core curriculum.  They provide monthly lectures, which guarantees exposure to required concepts and information set by ACOG for our residents.  We ensure that the residents have dedicated time to attend didactic sessions by supplying 5 hrs of completely protected educational time weekly.

We focus our curriculum and energy on resident well-being and emotional health. Stress reductions strategies and techniques are regularly reviewed.  Changes are implemented through resident and faculty feedback. We operate on a night float system with a very family-friendly call schedule.  The residents are tight-knit and often switch coverage to ensure a good work-life balance. The program also has both an established Wellness and Mentoring Programs to provide emotional support throughout the trainees 4-year experience. 

In conclusion, while we take great satisfaction in ensuring our residents achieve the mastery of the key competencies necessary for written board passage and job acquisition, we also 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, academic faculty positions and admission to highly sought-out fellowship training programs.  Please 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.


Shari L. Maxwell,M.D., FACOG

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