This is an exciting time in your life, and the decision you make regarding the site of your post-graduate training in Obstetrics and Gynecology and women's health is a critical one. Thirty years ago, I made the same decision you have made...to pursue a residency in obstetrics and gynecology. Thirty years from now, I hope that you will feel the same as I do today; it was the right decision. You have given considerable thought to your choice of specialties and you have wisely chosen a career that offers the potential for the provision of comprehensive women's health care, as well as in-depth focused concentration in the subspecialties, often at the leading edge of medical discovery.
Our department is fortunate to have among its faculty nationally recognized leaders in all of the disciplines in the field. Our post-graduate education program is aimed at assuring the graduate physician is prepared to provide primary preventive care for women as well as advanced obstetrical and surgical intervention. We will prepare you for today and give you the skills to meet the challenges of the future world of rapidly changing medicine.
Some of you will go on to be the leaders of Obstetrics and Gynecology and women's health in the new millennium. The Hopkins faculty intends to open the door of opportunity for those who demonstrate their commitment to excellence and scholarly productivity. We are delighted that you have expressed interest in our program and we sincerely look forward to meeting some of you as you pursue your quest for the right post-graduate program.
I hope to have the pleasure of meeting with you and introducing you to the details of our post-graduate experience. Again, congratulations on a great choice of specialties.
Harold E. Fox, MD
Dr. Dorothy Edwards Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Johns Hopkins Hospital