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Women's Health Track: OB-GYN Area of Concentration

Overlook Family Medicine residents may choose an Obstetrics and Gynecology Area of Concentration (AOC) Track. The two-year experience supplements the regular family medicine residency curriculum. The AOC mainly consists of participation in additional hours in obstetrics and gynecology and the family medicine schedule is adjusted to accommodate the resident's interest in gaining experience in performing gynecologic procedures and prenatal care for low risk obstetrical patients.  The resident will be supervised and the track coordinated by the Overlook Family Medicine Women’s Health Coordinator and the OB/GYN Health Start Clinic Director. 

After the completion of the OB/GYN AOC, the resident will:

  1. Obtain additional experience in gynecological procedures: IUD insertion, colposcopy, endometrial biopsy, hysteroscopy, and LEEP under the supervision of the GYN attending and in collaboration with OB-GYN residents at Overlook Medical Center.
  2. Understand and be able to list the indications and/or contraindications for the procedures listed in #1.
  3. Be competent to perform IUD insertion/removal, colposcopy, and endometrial biopsy
  4. Gain knowledge of outpatient OB-GYN ultrasound for pregnancy dating and miscarriage management
  5. Become competent in the medical and expectant management of miscarriages. 
  6. Resident will be exposed to indications for vulvar biopsy, bartholin cyst management, and uterine aspiration. 
  7. Be able to manage low risk obstetrical patients and be able to identify patients who develop high risk medical conditions
  8. Obtain competency in fetal heart monitoring, and the indications for instrumental delivery and the need for Cesarean section.
  9. Resident will be introduced to management of high risk obstetric patients including: gestational diabetes mellitus, hypertension in pregnancy, adolescents and psychiatric disorders.

For residents who are not interested in additional experience for obstetrics, a gynecology only pathway may be chosen. After completion of the track:

  1. Resident to obtain additional experience in gynecological procedures: IUD insertion, colposcopy, endometrial biopsy, hysteroscopy, and LEEP under the supervision of the gynecologist in attending along with the OB-GYN residents at Overlook Medical Center.  
  2. Resident is to understand and be able to list the indications and/or contraindications for the gynecology procedures listed in #1.
  3. Resident to be competent in IUD insertion/removal, colposcopy and endometrial biopsy.
  4. Residents will be gain knowledge of outpatient OB-GYN ultrasound for pregnancy dating and miscarriage management
  5. Become competent in the medical and expectant management of miscarriages. 
  6. Resident will be exposed to indications for vulvar biopsy, bartholin cyst management, and uterine aspiration for miscarriage management. 

Judy Washington, MD, Associate Director, Overlook Family Medicine, Women’s Health Coordinator

Regina Kaplan, MD, Medical Director, HealthStart OB/GYN Clinic