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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, VCU Medical Center, Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Virginia Commonwealth University VCU Medical Center

VCU Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Residency Program

Resident Workload and Supervision

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The Intern schedule demonstrates the admixture of basic clinical experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology and general medicine. Three months are dedicated to rotations in the Emergency Department, the Medical Respiratory Intensive Care Unit and Inpatient Medicine. Within the OB/GYN department, there is broad base exposure and responsibility in labor and delivery, gynecology and clinics. Call schedules average two to three weekend shifts per month.

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The PGY-2, PGY-3 and PGY-4 years have among their 12 rotations, two night float rotations. These are 13 hours in duration (6:30 p.m.-7:30 a.m., Sunday-Thursday) during which the resident is assigned to Labor and Delivery. The PGY-3 covers all OB/GYN inpatients and consults.

Supervision is provided by the team approach at all times which incorporates the concept of graduated levels of responsibility. Labor and Delivery, the operating rooms and all special clinics have constant faculty supervision.

The program is compliant with the 80 hour work week throughout all four years.