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Curriculum

Clinical training occurs primarily at The Medical Center at Bowling Green throughout the four year program, with required experiences at the University of Kentucky and the University of Cincinnati during the third year of training. Outpatient care is provided at two locations: (1) Women’s Health Specialists and (2) Fairview Community Health Clinic.

Our Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program Continuity Clinic is incorporated into the Women’s Health Specialists office located directly on The Medical Center at Bowling Green’s campus. The program is structured so that residents attend a minimum of 120 distinct half-day sessions over the course of the program. The ambulatory experience will allow residents to longitudinally care for a panel of patients whose obstetric, gynecologic, or primary care is assigned to the resident through the Women’s Health Specialists office. Residents will participate in coordination of their patient’s care in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Residents will also be able to participate in the management of their continuity patients between outpatient visits.

Fairview Community Health Center (Fairview) is located approximately four miles from The Medical Center at Bowling Green, the primary clinical teaching site for this Obstetrics and Gynecology program. Fairview is a primary care facility which has patients who may require prenatal, postnatal, delivery, and gynecology services. Residents will spend time at Fairview during the following rotations: (1) Ambulatory Obstetrics and (2) Benign Gynecology. During their Ambulatory Obstetrics rotation, residents will spend the entire month at Fairview. During their Benign Gynecology rotation, residents will split their time between Fairview and The Medical Center at Bowling Green. Each resident is expected to learn the knowledge and skills to provide, broad, integrated medical and surgical care of women’s health throughout their lifespan, with an emphasis on disorders of the female urogenital tract and breast. At Fairview, residents will provide outpatient gynecologic care including preventative healthcare and contraceptive management. Should surgical intervention be necessary, residents would schedule patients and perform the necessary gynecologic procedure at The Medical Center at Bowling Green.

The clinical curriculum initially focuses on acquisition of foundational skills in low-risk obstetric care, routine postpartum care, well-woman care, family planning, perioperative care, and office gynecology. Many clinical experiences are one-on-one teaching experiences with board-certified faculty. As residents progress through their training, they take on more subspecialty level training and care, are awarded more autonomy and must supervise and instruct junior residents and medical students.

The clinical experience of our residents is supplemented by the program’s ongoing conference education series, teaching rounds, simulation training, and journal clubs. The Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) educational objectives and American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) competency areas guide our entire curriculum.

Program Curriculum

Post-Graduate Year 1:

  • 2 months Obstetrics / L&D Days
  • 2 months Obstetrics / L&D Nights
  • 4 months Ambulatory Obstetrics
  • 2 months Benign Gynecologic Surgery
  • 1 month Ultrasound
  • 1 month Primary Care

Post-Graduate Year 2:

  • 4 months Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM)
  • 2 months Obstetrics / L&D Days
  • 2 months Obstetrics / L&D Nights
  • 4 months Benign Gynecologic Surgery

Post-Graduate Year 3:

  • 3 month block – Gynecologic Oncology / MFM (University of Kentucky)
  • 1 month Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (University of Cincinnati)
  • 2 months Obstetrics / L&D Days
  • 2 months Obstetrics / L&D Nights
  • 4 months Pelvic Surgery

Post-Graduate Year 4:

  • 2 months Obstetrics / L&D Days
  • 2 months Obstetrics / L&D Nights
  • 4 months Benign Gynecologic Surgery
  • 4 months Ambulatory Obstetrics