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Residency Training and Curriculum

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 exceptional educational experience that will help them become women’s health leaders.

In This Section:

Residency Program Structure

Over the course of our four-year curriculum, our residents will gather comprehensive clinical and surgical competence in order to succeed in general ob/gyn practice, subspecialty fellowship training and/or academic medicine after graduation. Our carefully designed resident clinical rotation schedule, didactic curriculum and simulation programs help to ensure this goal.

 

Rotation Schedule

PGY1PGY2PGY3PGY4
JHH OB Days/Nights JHH OB Days/Nights JHH Antepartum Chief JHH OB Chief Days/Nights 
JHH OB Nights/Days JHH OB Nights/Days JHH Gynecology Chief JHH OB Chief Nights/Days 
JHH Gynecology JHH Gynecology JHH GYN/GONC NF JHH JHH Gyn Oncology Chief 
JHH Gyn Oncology JHH Gyn Oncology Gyn Oncology BV OB Chief Days/Nights 
JHH SICU JHH REI BV OB Chief Days/NightsBV Gynecology Chief 
Ante/Sono BV OB Days/Nights Elective GBMC Gynecology 
BV OB Days/NightBV OB Nights/DaysFamily Planning GBMC Gynecology 
BV OB Nights/Days GBMC Gynecology Urogynecology GBMC Gynecology 
GBMC GYN Oncology GBMC GYN NF GBMC GONC Chief HCGH Gynecology 

Note: NF is the abbreviation of Night Float.


Didactics

  • Every Friday from 1-4 p.m., our residents have formal “school” time which they are required 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. 
    • Meet with our Chair Dr. Satin regularly for updates/check-ins.
    • Review journal articles and prepare for the CREOG exam. 
      Receive two to three hours of didactics (simulation, lectures, journal club, M&Ms) which are presented by faculty and residents.   
  • We have a robust Simulation Curriculum that is part of our Friday School and is organized by our Simulation Chief Resident
    • Intern Orientation (last 2 weeks of June) and July Intern School - SVD, laceration repair, cesarean section, FSE/IUPC placement, Pelvic exam 
    • Communication Simulation – Breaking bad news, Feedback skills, Effective Handoffs, dealing with the angry patient 
    • OB simulation –  postpartum hemorrhage, operative vaginal delivery, OB emergency/critical care 
    • Gyn simulation – hysteroscopy, cystoscopy, TAH, TVH, Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic surgery  
    • Family Planning Sim – LARC (IUD, Nexplanon), Manual vacuum aspirator (MVA) 
    • Grand Rounds are held every Thursday from September through mid June. 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. 
    • Presentations on a Life Skills Curriculum (teaching skills, review malpractice/life/disability insurance, sleep hygiene, EPIC tips and tricks) 
  • Johns Hopkins Obstetrics

    • Fetal heart rate tracing "strip rounds" 
    • High-risk obstetrics conference 
    • Mortality and morbidity conference
    • 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 (FLS and Robotic Simulation) 

    Johns Hopkins Oncology

    • Tumor board 
    • Pre-op conference 
    • Morbidity and mortality conference 
    • Simulation training (Laparoscopy and Robotic Simulation) 

    Johns Hopkins Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

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

    Greater Baltimore Medical Center Gynecology

    • Journal Club 
    • Daily AM didactics 
    • Grand Rounds 
    • Simulation training (GBMC Simulation Center)

    Greater Baltimore Medical Center Oncology

    • Journal Club 
    • Tumor board 
    • Simulation training (GBMC Simulation Center) 

    Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Rotations

    • High-risk obstetrics conference 
    • OB and GYN 
    • Morbidity and mortality conference 
    • Radiology conference 
    • Newborn intensive care unit conference 
 

Research

Our residency program is committed to supporting our residents in their scholarly and research endeavors.

Resident Research

View current and past research publications our residents co-authored.


Leadership

    • Administrative Chiefs 
    • Education Chiefs 
    • Simulation Chief  
    • Quality Improvement Chiefs 
    • Wellness Chief 
    • Community Service Chief 

    • Johns Hopkins House Staff Council 
    • Johns Hopkins House Staff Diversity Council 
    • Johns Hopkins House Staff Patient Safety and Quality Council 
    • Johns Hopkins Wellness Committee 
    • Maryland ACOG Junior Fellow officers 
    • District IV ACOG Junior Fellow officers

Advocacy

  • Resident Advocacy Day – residents from each of the Maryland Gyn/Ob residency programs attend the lobbying day at the Maryland State House in Annapolis.   

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Congressional Leadership Conference (ACOG CLC) – Maryland ACOG and Johns Hopkins supports our residents and medical students to attend the annual ACOG CLC. During this important conference, our trainees receive advocacy training in plenary sessions and breakout sessions and meet with members of the United States Congress to advocate for legislation that advances women’s health.   


Community Service 

Community service is an important way our trainees engage with our local community. Service to others helps remind us of our mission at Johns Hopkins. Examples of past service projects organized by our Community Service Chief Resident include:    

  • Maryland STEM Career Fair for Girls
  • One Day Medical School” – Organized by the Johns Hopkins Diversity House Staff Council
  • Adopt-A-Family – During the 2019-2020 holidays, our program raised over $2,100 for 4 local families in need 
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