Our training program utilizes a strong surgical skills curriculum and simulation lab.

Our comprehensive surgical skills curriculum enhances resident education and promotes patient safety and teamwork. Faculty-led simulations encompass core Gynecology topics such as Cone/LEEP, surgical instruments and electrosurgery, cystoscopy/hysteroscopy, laparoscopic and robotic training, including preparation for the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery exam, and Family Planning procedures.  

Our Obstetrics simulations utilize ACOG’s “Emergencies in Clinical Obstetrics” curriculum to rehearse and demonstrate skills for urgent clinical scenarios, such as post-partum hemorrhage, shoulder dystocia, uterine inversion, and operative vaginal delivery. Simulations delivering bad news and communication skills are incorporated into these sessions.

For simulation training at UW Montlake campus, our residents have 24-hour access to the WWAMI Institute for Simulation in Healthcare (WISH), as well as utilizing the state-of-the-art UW School of Nursing Simulation center for larger team-based OB drills and debriefs. Our simulation program is led by Dr. Renata Urban, Dr. Mike Fialkow, and Dr. Pete Napolitano is incorporated into protected Wednesday didactic time. Simulation programming is evaluated yearly by residents and adjusted to meet educational needs.