Conferences and other didactic activities

As an ob-gyn resident, you’ll have access to a wide range of ongoing opportunities for both basic and advanced learning and research. Throughout all four years, you’ll regularly attend daily and weekly conferences, lectures and special events, as well as our annual conference.

Regular didactic opportunities for ob-gyn residents

The following regular events and activities are important parts of your training:

  • ACOG Practice Bulletins
  • Chair rounds
  • Core lectures
  • Practice-based learning conferences, with case presentations
  • Research
  • Surgical skills simulation lab
  • Luncheons with our program director (Mondays, for alternating PG-levels), to provide you with time to share concerns, questions and general comments
  • Weekly Tumor Board (Wednesdays), to encourage cooperation between multiple specialties to plan treatments for our oncology patients. The meetings include geneticists, radiologists, pathologists, research nurses, social workers and clinical care coordinators. Our residents have found this to be a great opportunity to discuss different treatment options, clinical studies and interesting findings
  • Weekly Grand Rounds (Thursdays, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.), with speakers from VCU Health, outside universities and private practice. Chief residents give a Grand Rounds Presentation during their final year in our program
  • Pre-Operative Conferences (Fridays), to review upcoming surgical cases, and for Surgical Skills/Simulation Lab for those residents on the gynecology rotation
  • Daily rounds on the gynecology, oncology and obstetrics services
  • Fetal strip monitoring conferences
  • Pathology conferences