Beaumont HospitalProfessional Education

Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency, Royal Oak

Curriculum

The program's many learning objectives are achieved through a curricular design that is well-defined and organized into set rotations. The curriculum structure takes advantage of the teaching excellence both within the OB/GYN department and from colleague departments, all of which provide specific educational opportunities for the residents.


Didactics

In addition to daily teaching and patient care rounds conducted on all inpatient OB/GYN services, the program features multiple other didactic teaching experiences and educational programs for the residents. Residents attend the weekly departmental Grand Rounds, which consists of a combination of local and national guest speakers and Patient Care conferences. This is followed by a weekly 2-hour resident didactic conference, covering the breadth and depth of our specialty in addition to many topics on primary care, financial planning and legal considerations of practice. Additionally, there are educational activities that are service-specific and residents assigned to those rotations/services are expected to attend unless patient care needs dictate otherwise, such as Gyn Tumor Board, Reproductive Genetics conference and MFM/Neonatology conference. Several activities are accorded protected time status and all residents (except those on off-service rotations) are expected to attend. During this protected time, the generalist and MFM faculty cover the clinical services, enabling residents to fully engage in the educational activities.


Simulation

Our residents participate in a very robust simulation program that is structured to give them an opportunity to learn and hone their skills in both gynecologic surgical procedures, as well as management of obstetrical emergencies. Beaumont’s state-of-the-art Applebaum Simulation Learning Institute is a 7,883 square-foot facility comprised of 2 classrooms, a Bioskills area, 3 mock OR’s, 1 ER patient exam room, 1 ER trauma room and 1 patient care room, allowing a setting for a comprehensive simulation curriculum. All residents are trained in robotic surgery, following a robust curriculum that includes online learning modules, MIMIC simulation console with exercises that include a robotic hysterectomy, and proctored OR console experience.


Teaching

Beaumont is committed to excellence in teaching faculty and has the second highest number nation-wide of attending physicians trained through the Stanford University Faculty Development Center for Medical Education. Given our close relationship with Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, the Ob/Gyn residency program is likewise committed to excellence in teaching from our residents. All Ob/Gyn residents participate in the core modules of Stanford’s Residents as Teachers curriculum, and are encouraged to attend the additional lectures to earn a Certificate of Advanced Training in Medical Education.


Ambulatory experiences

Residents have continuity clinics on-site at the Royal Oak campus throughout the PGY2-4 years. Residents see both obstetric and gynecologic patients during each clinic session, as well as participate in established specialty clinics, such as the First-trimester clinic, the High-risk/Medical complications clinic, and the Colposcopy clinic. Procedures, such as IUD insertions, colposcopy, ultrasound and saline sonograms, are also scheduled during continuity clinic sessions, representing common private practice office schedules. Continuity clinics are supervised by dedicated Generalist faculty on-site at all times.


Elective experiences

During the PGY3 year, residents have a 1-month elective experience, which is only limited by the resident’s interest and motivation. This elective rotation must provide a worthwhile educational experience, but may be done outside of Beaumont’s system. Many residents use this month to complete their research projects or gain additional surgical experiences at other affiliated hospitals within our system. Residents that are interested in pursuing fellowship training often use this month to do an audition rotation within the specialty of interest. Residents have also used this time for global health electives, including a rotation to Kenya and to Costa Rica. Residents must be in good academic standing to be eligible for away electives. 


Facility

The majority of the core rotations are solely housed at our legacy hospital, Beaumont – Royal Oak. Within our hospital system, residents may travel to Troy or Grosse Pointe during their Gyn Oncology rotations or their elective rotation. Call coverage and rounding responsibilities are limited to Beaumont – Royal Oak.

Beaumont is committed to the health and wellness of all residents and fellows.  Our Director of Physician Wellness works with residents and fellows to address their needs for continued well-being through support, education, resource development, and preventive programming.


First postgraduate year (PGY-1)

RotationTime (months)Description
Obstetrics2.5labor and delivery, general inpatient obstetrics and postpartum care
Gynecology2.5general gynecologic surgery and inpatient pre- and postoperative care
Fetal Imaging1Ob ultrasonography – anatomy and biometry
Genetics0.5Introductory Ob genetics working with MFM and Reproductive Geneticists
Float0.5In second half of the year, introduction to Triage and outpatient continuity clinic
Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU)1Post-surgical critical care management in SICU with intensivist faculty
Outpatient Medicine1General internal medicine outpatient primary and preventive care with Internal Medicine faculty
Emergency Medicine 1General adult (non-OB/Gyn) emergency medical care
Night Float2Inpatient Obstetrics and Gynecology care during nighttime hours on Sunday through Thursday

Second postgraduate year (PGY-2)

Rotation Time (months)Description
Obstetrics3Labor and Delivery and Triage, primarily responsible for evaluating patients in Triage and learning management of complicated obstetrical conditions
Gynecology1General gynecologic surgery and inpatient pre- and post-operative care, including robotic surgery
Maternal Fetal Medicine2Complicated and high-risk obstetric care, both inpatient and office-based
Gynecologic Oncology2Gynecologic cancer care, both inpatient, surgical and office-based
Urogynecology1Outpatient and surgical evaluation and management of female incontinence and pelvic support defects.
Reproductive Endocrinology1Gynecologic endocrinology and infertility, both outpatient and surgical management, as well as transvaginal ultrasonography
Night Float2Inpatient Obstetrics and Gynecology care during nighttime hours on Sunday through Thursday

Third postgraduate year (PGY-3)

RotationTime (months)Description
Obstetrics4Labor and Delivery, responsible for running our Board, supervising junior residents and participating in complicated cases
Gynecology2General gynecologic surgery and inpatient pre- and post-operative care, including robotic surgery, focusing on complex surgical procedures
Elective1Rotational experience based on resident’s interest and educational needs may be done outside of our hospital or medical system
Gynecologic Oncology2Gynecologic cancer care, both inpatient, surgical and office-based. Residents travel to Troy and Grosse Pointe to assist on major Gyn onc and robotic procedures
Reproductive Endocrinology1Gynecologic endocrinology and infertility, both outpatient and surgical management, as well as transvaginal ultrasonography
Night Float 2Inpatient Obstetrics and Gynecology care during nighttime hours on Sunday through Thursday

Fourth postgraduate year (PGY-4)

RotationTime (months)Description
Obstetrics2Chief of L&D, primarily manages Staff patients, supervises junior residents and students. Responsible for any high-risk cases
Gynecology2Chief of general gynecologic surgery service, managing schedules and Staff service, with focus on major gyn surgical procedures
Maternal Fetal Medicine2Chief of MFM service, responsible for Antepartum service; complicated and high-risk obstetric care, both inpatient and office-based
Gynecologic Oncology2Chief of Gyn Onc, focusing primarily on complicated major oncology procedures and managing the service
Urogynecology2Chief of Urogyn, both outpatient and inpatient, focusing on surgical management of female incontinence and pelvic support defects
Ambulatory2This is an outpatient experience with additional clinical time; exposure to specialty clinics such as Breast clinic, Pain management in obstetrics, Sexual dysfunction. Residents also spend time in private offices to see a variety of practice operations. Ambulatory chief has additional daily teaching duties for junior residents and students

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