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Residency Training and Curriculum

Gynecology and obstetrics trainees studying anatomy.

The mission of the Johns Hopkins Gynecology and Obstetrics Residency Program is to train outstanding obstetrician-gynecologists who possess an excellent fund of knowledge and sound surgical skills, are prepared to pursue any avenue of practice they desire, and will become leaders in the field.

Our trainees will receive a first-rate education at Johns Hopkins. Our program is more than just an apprenticeship — it’s a culture of discovery. Johns Hopkins provides trainees with world-class faculty members and an educational experience that will help them develop camaraderie with colleagues, nurses and residents from other programs across the institution. We look forward to meeting you.

Residency Program Structure

Postgraduate Year 1

  • Johns Hopkins gynecology
  • Johns Hopkins obstetrics days
  • Johns Hopkins obstetrics nights floater
  • Johns Hopkins oncology
  • Weinberg surgical ICU at The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Ultrasound (sonography) at The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Johns Hopkins Bayview obstetrics days
  • Johns Hopkins Bayview obstetrics nights floater
  • Greater Baltimore Medical Center gynecologic oncology

Postgraduate Year 2

  • Johns Hopkins obstetrics days
  • Johns Hopkins obstetrics nights floater
  • Johns Hopkins gynecologic oncology
  • Johns Hopkins reproductive endocrinology and infertility
  • Johns Hopkins Bayview gynecology 
  • Johns Hopkins Bayview obstetrics
  • Johns Hopkins Bayview obsterics nights floater
  • Greater Baltimore Medical Center gynecology
  • Johns Hopkins gynecology

Postgraduate Year 3

  • Johns Hopkins gynecology
  • Johns Hopkins gynecologic oncology
  • Johns Hopkins gynecology and gynecologic oncology nights floater
  • Johns Hopkins Bayview obstetrics nights floater
  • Family planning
  • Greater Baltimore Medical Center oncology
  • Johns Hopkins antepartum obstetrics chief
  • Urogynecology at Greater Baltimore Medical Center
  • Elective

Postgraduate Year 4

  • Johns Hopkins obstetrics
  • Johns Hopkins obstetrics nights floater
  • Johns Hopkins gynecologic oncology 
  • Johns Hopkins Bayview obstetrics
  • Johns Hopkins Bayview gynecology
  • Greater Baltimore Medical Center gynecology, three blocks
  • Howard County General Hospital gynecology

Didactics

  • Every Friday from 1-4 p.m., our residents have formal “school” time which they are requested to attend. This time is dedicated educational time and they are protected from regular clinical duties for these three hours. During this time, they have a chance to:
    • Speak with Dr. Chou about anything that residents wish to discuss.
    • Review journal articles and prepare for the CREOG exam.
    • Receive two to two and a half hours of didactics (simulation, lectures, journal club, M&Ms) which are presented by faculty and residents.

Grand Rounds

  • Grand Rounds are held every Thursday from September through July. While alternating between Johns Hopkins speakers and guest speakers, the Grand Rounds experience is truly rewarding. Residents are excused from clinical activities to attend Grand Rounds.

In-House Conferences/Didactics/Simulation

  • While completing many rotations at Johns Hopkins, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and Greater Baltimore Medical Center, there are several different didactic learning opportunities one is expected to attend. These learning opportunities vary by rotation.

Johns Hopkins Obstetrics

  • Journal Club
  • Fetal heart rate tracing "strip rounds"
  • High-risk obstetrics conference
  • Mortality and morbidity conference (monthly)
  • Perinatal ultrasound conference
  • High-risk obstetrics conference
  • Simulation/drills

Johns Hopkins Gynecology

  • Colposcopy correlation conference with a pathologist
  • Fibroid conference
  • Pre-op conference
  • Morbidity and mortality conference
  • Simulation training

Johns Hopkins Oncology

  • Tumor board
  • Pre-op conference
  • Morbidity and mortality conference
  • Simulation training

Johns Hopkins Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

  • Journal Club
  • Weekly didactics
  • Review of hysterosalpingograms and pathology slides

Greater Baltimore Medical Center Gynecology

  • Journal Club
  • Lecture (three times weekly)
  • Grand Rounds
  • Simulation training

Greater Baltimore Medical Center Oncology

  • Journal Club
  • Tumor board
  • Simulation training

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Rotations

  • High-risk obstetrics conference
  • Reproductive endocrinology and infertility lecture presented by Dr. Altman
  • Morbidity and mortality conference
  • Radiology conference
  • Newborn intensive care unit conference

Research

  • All full-time faculty members available for mentorship
  • Funding is available for presentations
  • Johns Hopkins Manual of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Resources for Research


Faculty/Leadership

  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • 40 full-time faculty members
    • 18 voluntary faculty members
  • Johns Hopkins Bayview
    • 16 full-time faculty members
    • 3 voluntary faculty members
  • Greater Baltimore Medical Center
    • 10 full-time faculty members
    • 80 private attending physicians

Fellows

Program Leadership

  • Program director or assistant director at each hospital
  • Program coordinator or assistant coordinator at each hospital
  • Two administrative chief residents
  • Two education chief residents
  • Department director

Leadership Opportunities

  • Residency Steering Committee - class representatives
  • Johns Hopkins House Staff Council - department representatives
  • Association of Reproductive Health Professionals
  • Administrative chief resident
  • Johns Hopkins Manual of Gynecology and Obstetrics - editors
  • The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) junior fellow officers

Alumni Positions

  • Maternal-fetal medicine specialist (MFM) at The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • MFM at the University of Mississippi
  • MFM at Duke
  • MFM at the University of Vermont
  • MFM at Ohio State University
  • Reproductive endocrinologist (REI) at The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • REI at Yale
  • Urogynecology at New York University
  • Urogynecology at Brown
  • Gynecologic oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering
  • Gynecologic oncology at Miami
  • Gynecologic oncology at NIH/Mt. Sinai
  • Gynecologic oncology at the University of Michigan
  • Gynecologic oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Gynecologic oncology at UCLA
  • Gynecologic oncology at the University of Washington
  • Genetics at Magee-Womens Hospital
  • Pelviscopy at Emory
  • Academic obstetrics and gynecology
  • Research at NIH
  • FDA
  • Johns Hopkins Community Physicians
  • Private practice