Our unique seven-site residency training program provides robust clinical and surgical experience to train well-rounded, highly competent specialists in OB GYN. Mentorship with nationally-recognized faculty educators, clinicians, and researchers is complemented by structured educational activities, including an innovative simulation curriculum, didactic sessions, and research curriculum. Close partnerships between the University of Washington and affiliate hospitals offers a diverse array of training. Our clinical sites include Seattle's county hospital and trauma center, a vibrant Veterans administration and Children's Hospital, excellent community hospitals in rural and urban settings, and our own tertiary care center at the University of Washington Montlake campus. The breadth and depth of our 4-year training program equips residents to be leaders in their community, their practices, or their chosen (sub)specialty fields. Our department is passionate about excellence in patient-centered care, promoting scholarship in women’s health, and reducing disparities for vulnerable populations. The true strength of our residency program lies in the residents themselves—our trainees are intellectually curious, highly motivated, energetic and compassionate physicians!
The Residency Training Program in Obstetrics and Gynecology is a fully approved, integrated, four-year program fulfilling the requirements for board certification in this specialty.
Residents assume increasing responsibility as they progress through the program with objectives to be achieved on each rotation.
In addition to a core clinical experiences in obstetrics, gynecology, and primary care, residents receive training in perinatology, gynecologic oncology, ultrasonography, infectious diseases, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, breast disease, family planning, urogynecology, pediatric gynecology, transgender health and addiction medicine.
An elective rotation is available in the third year which allows residents to obtain additional training in areas of special interest, including research and global health.
The training program emphasizes continuity of patient care. Residents receive longitudinal training in core OB GYN competencies through their continuity clinics located at the UW Roosevelt Women's Clinic and Women's Clinic at Harborview.
Clinical sites within UW Medicine are listed here. Inpatient and outpatient facilities at the University of Washington Medical Center, UW Roosevelt Women's Clinic, Harborview Medical Center, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Swedish Hospital Medical Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, VA Puget Sound, and Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital are utilized for residency training and education.
All residents are required to complete a scholarly project. They identify research mentors and present their proposed abstracts in the fall of their second year. Residents' final research presentations are held in the fall of their fourth year. Throughout the year, there are structured journal clubs and research didactic sessions teaching the principles of clinical research, study design, and statistical analysis.