The VCU School of Medicine and Medical Center provides a complete array of residency training programs and similar offerings in sub-specialty fellowships. The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is pleased to be an integral part of this institution which has a long history and has achieved an outstanding reputation for patient care, teaching and research. This site will focus on our Department, but you should be aware of the outstanding faculty and housestaff in other specialties that also have an impact on what we do at the VCU School of Medicine.
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VCU Medical Center
Virginia Commonwealth University’s Medical Center is one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers and stands alone as the only academic medical center in Central Virginia. The medical center includes the 780-bed MCV Hospitals and outpatient clinics, MCV Physicians—a 600-physician-faculty group practice and the health sciences schools of Virginia Commonwealth University. VCU Medical Center, through its VCU Health System, offers state-of-the art care in more than 200 specialty areas, many of national and international note, including organ transplantation, head and spinal cord trauma, burn healing and cancer treatment. VCU Medical Center is the site of the region’s only Level 1 Trauma Center. As a leader in healthcare research, VCU Medical Center offers patients the opportunity to choose to participate in programs that advance evolving treatment, such as those sponsored by the National Cancer Institute through VCU’s Massey Cancer Center, Virginia’s first NCI-designated cancer center. VCU Medical Center’s academic mission is supported by VCU’s health sciences schools of medicine, allied health, dentistry, pharmacy and nursing.
VCU Health System
The VCU Health System is one of the largest University Hospitals in the United States and, in 2012, was ranked the No. 1 hospital in Virginia, and in the Richmond metropolitan area by U.S. News and World Report’s Best Hospital edition.
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is pleased to be an integral part of this institution, which has a long history and has achieved an outstanding reputation for patient care, teaching and research. Few OB/GYN programs are able to provide comparable experience in such widely divergent areas as normal obstetrics, high-risk obstetrics, benign gynecology, diagnostic ultrasonography, genetics counseling, bladder dysfunction studies, urogynecology, gynecologic endocrinology, infertility, outpatient surgery, family planning, cancer care and emergency services. Our Department is fortunate to have the specialists, the special facilities and the patient volume that allows the resident to have personal experience and responsibility in all areas of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Several of our faculty have been named in both local and national “Top Docs” rankings.
This summary demonstrates the volume obstetrical and gynecological procedures, which provides the variety of clinical experience and teaching training of the housestaff. A large percentage of obstetric patients cared for are classified as “high-risk.” The Graduate Training Program in Obstetrics and Gynecology and the VCU School of Medicine consists of four years of graduated responsibility, with a total of 24 residents. The program has been regularly reviewed and has been fully accredited by the Residency Review committee for Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Accrediting Council for Graduate Medical Education.