Comprehensive Curriculum, Varied Teaching Formats
During each of their four years in our ACGME-accredited Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency Program, our 24 residents have weekly protected educational time, with opportunities to participate in simulations, case-based learning, OSCEs, cadaver surgery, and traditional didactics from Albany Medical Center faculty, community health care providers, and other national health care leaders.
The two-year educational cycle follows objectives set by the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG), covering topics in basic obstetrics and gynecology, office practice, peri-operative care, high-risk obstetrical care, female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, gynecologic oncology, and reproductive endocrinology and infertility. A wellness series focusing on resident wellness, which can be carried into their lives as physicians, and a standardized research educational program designed to foster mentorship and encourage departmental resident-driven scholarly activity, are also part of the rotating curriculum.
By far, the residents’ favorite teaching days are those that include simulations. Residents practice first- and second-degree perineal repair on bananas and third- and fourth-degree laceration repairs on beef tongues, use dolls to practice forceps-assisted vaginal deliveries and box trainers to sharpen their FLS skills, brush up on their surgical skills using the DaVinci robot, do hysteroscopy on green peppers, and so much more. On a cadaver day they learn complex pelvic anatomy and hone advanced surgical skills with porcine surgery.
Designed to meet the needs of different learning styles, our program gives residents the knowledge and skills required to become successful OBGYNs.
About the Albany Med Health System
Albany Medical Center, the anchor of the Albany Med Health System, is one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York State offering a wide range of outstanding clinical care – from routine preventative care to sophisticated cancer and surgical care to life-saving emergency medicine – while teaching the next generation of medical providers and advancing critical biomedical research.
Living in the Capital Region
Albany is a great place to live, learn and work. It is the center of a region known for its robust economy, arts and culture, colleges and universities and recreational opportunities.
As a resident or fellow of Albany Medical Center, there are many resources available to you to help manage the demands of being a physician. Our goal is to promote work-life balance and overall wellness by advocating for you and providing you with the tools to reduce burnout, depression, and other stressors you may encounter during your training.
Distinction in Quality and Leadership
This program promotes professional success for physicians through a deeper understanding of Health Systems Science.
Tania Aziz, MD, PGY-3I love this residency program because of my co-residents. They are the most supportive, compassionate, and dedicated group of people. Through these very challenging and uncertain times in the world, I have watched my co-residents band together to help each other in times of need and become strong patient advocates. I am thrilled to get to grow, learn, laugh and cry with this amazing group of humans.
Ellen Villafuerte, MDI was drawn to Albany Medical College because it is close to my family, but I am beyond happy to have found a group of lovely co-residents that have treated me like family since Match Day!
Keri Bergin, MD, PGY-3, Jr. Chief ResidentI love our residency program because of the encouragement I’ve received in pursuing my specific interests! I’ve been able to go to conferences and work with sub-specialists because of the flexibility and support of my co-residents and PD.