A Message from the Program Director
Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology: A Message from the Program Director
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), a flagship teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School (HMS), is known for its exemplary patient care, leading-edge clinical and basic science research, and outstanding educational programs. The department of obstetrics and gynecology takes great pride in providing cutting-edge care for women, delivered with a personal touch and respect for diversity. As a major teaching hospital of HMS, we offer a residency program in obstetrics and gynecology that has recently been expanded to 24 positions (six residents per class). We teach women's health to one third of HMS students, and I currently chair the Executive Committee for OB/GYN at HMS, a position that rotates among the three major Harvard teaching hospitals. The size of our residency program allows us to have a feeling of smallness and individuality that is partnered with an emphasis on evidenced based medicine and research. Our unique blend of academic rigor, combined with empathic and individualized care, is what makes us unique. We are the "small college" residency experience of HMS.
Our Greatest Assets
At BIDMC, our greatest assets are our staff and patients. Our extraordinary group of attending physicians, residents, and medical students work in partnership with our world-renowned nurses. This unique relationship raises our quality of patient care a notch above the rest. Our diverse patient population hails from various ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds and together we care for all of them. We care for all patients together, and believe that it takes a team effort to deliver safe and excellent health care.
In addition to serving our patients, the our department is committed to being active in our local community. Service to community is at the core of the religious tradition of both of our founding hospitals, and an important part of our mission. We have a covenant to care for the underserved and to work to change disparities in access to care.
Making a Difference
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at BIDMC is seeking resident applicants who choose to make a difference. We are not looking for one uniform type of individual, but rather are seeking those with passion. Our residency training program prepares future obstetrician/gynecologists for a myriad of opportunities - research, public health, education, or clinical medicine. We seek to develop future leaders. In a continuing effort to improve resident education and patient care, BIDMC and the department of obstetrics and gynecology are fully committed to the national resident work hour guidelines. If you want to make a difference and you have the passion, please join us.
- Hope Ricciotti, M.D. Program Director