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The link above is an outline of the resident's master schedule broken down into respective years.
In the PGY-1 year of residency, the focus is on primary care and obstetrics. Each resident has two months of family practice and one month of obstetric ultrasound. While on family practice, each resident fulfills the role of a primary care provider while training to care for various conditions they may see in their practice. Ultrasound consists of a month of becoming skilled with sonogram techniques and performing full anatomy scans, biophysical profiles, and recognizing ultrasound characteristics of genetic syndromes.
The blank boxes of the first-year schedule represent the months that the resident is on service. On-service months consist of rotating between running Wesley Medical Center's labor and delivery on days, working in clinic, and doing surgical work. A night float system is also in place for labor and delivery. Each first-year resident works on nights two months of the year.
The PGY-2 year is focused on ambulatory primary care and gynecological surgery. Each resident has two months of Maternal Fetal Medicine and Gynecologic Oncology. (See the respective links under subspecialties on the home page for a description of these rotations.) Second-year residents also spend two months working in the emergency room and two months on night call. Blank months represent the time the resident is available for day call or surgeries. While on night/day call, the resident takes OB-GYN ER patients, manages laboring patients at the Birth Care Center, and manages inpatients.
The PGY-3 year residents primarily focus on the subspecialties with three months each of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Gynecologic Oncology, and Reproductive Endocrinology, as well as one month on the Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstruction service. Third-year residents also have one month of night call where they act as the senior resident for all clinic laboring patients at Wesley as well as the Birth Care Center. The other month is spent at Cypress Surgical Center performing outpatient gynecologic surgeries.
In the PGY-4 year, the residents are expected to function in a supervisory capacity. Three months out of the year, one fourth-year resident functions as chief resident. The chief resident is responsible for the entire service and is expected to fulfill an administrative role by preparing the schedule for the residents each day as well as coordinating any communication between residents and staff. In addition to the chief months, the fourth-years are required to engage in one month of primary care. Choices to fulfill this requirement include the emergency department, family practice, internal medicine, surgical intensive care unit, dermatology, or endocrinology. Residents also have one month of outpatient gynecology, which can be spent with a private doctor in Wichita or a surrounding area or can be spent participating in gynecologic ultrasounds. Two to three months of the year, one day a week is spent with breast surgeons where residents become comfortable with breast examinations, biopsies, sonograms, and mammograms.
Second-, third-, and fourth-year residents spend one afternoon a week in the Wesley Women's Clinic seeing their own continuity patients. The colored boxes represent the day of the week that resident is in office. Prenatal, obstetric, and gynecologic problems are managed in the clinic, and residents have the ability to perform colposcopies and LEEP procedures. Residents also see patients at the Hunter Health Clinic, an uninsured patient population, on Fridays.
Wednesday morning is set aside as protected didactic time. Residents and faculty attend grand rounds lectures that encompass a variety of topics presented by residents, staff, and guest lecturers. After the lecture, the residents have two and a half hours of organized learning in preparation for CREOG examinations and to discuss topics to improve patient care. Sessions include electronic fetal strip review, ACOG and compendium article discussions, prolog question review, book club where a chapter is reviewed with a member of staff, and case reports from various subspecialties. In addition, journal club is presented once a month where the residents participate in presenting a recently published article.
In the first and second years of residency, the department of obstetrics and gynecology send each class to a conference covering a variety of topics. All conference costs are covered by the department, and it is an excellent educational and bonding opportunity. Third-year residents have the option to attend a conference of their choice, which is also funded by the department. In the fourth year, residents attend a board review course of their choice in preparation for written and oral boards upon graduation.
Mar 31, 2016