Protected Didactic Time
Residents have weekly protected time from clinical duties every Wednesday from 7-10 am
Grand rounds is a weekly, one-hour program on Wednesdays at 8 am. It consists of presentations by invited guest speakers, named lectureships, chief resident presentations, and monthly quality assurance conferences. A broad range of topics ranging from preventive medicine, cutting-edge research, advanced clinical topics, and education are presented in a formal setting attended by all faculty, residents, fellows, medical students, nurses, and administrators in the department of obstetrics and gynecology.
Resident Didactic Series
The resident didactic series is every Wednesday at 7 am and 9 am, and covers the broad range of learning objectives and competencies necessary to achieve proficiency in the field of obstetrics and gynecology. Attendees include residents and medical students.
Minimally Invasive Surgery Education Program
The BIDMC residency program offers a structured minimally invasive surgery simulation and teaching program as part of the formal resident didactic series. Under the supervision of Dr. Christopher Awtrey and Dr. Hye-Chun Hur, the goal of the OB/GYN minimally invasive surgery program is to improve resident skills, speed and proficiency in minimally invasive techniques in a skills laboratory, in order to maximize the clinical surgical experience and patient safety. Residents use simulated surgical techniques in the state of the art Shapiro Simulation and Skills Center.
The Simulation and Skills Center, in which surgeons and residents from BIDMC gain proficiency in basic and advanced minimally invasive procedures, features a number of different and sophisticated simulators. The residents participate in Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) program, which is a comprehensive program that includes a hands-on skills training component and assessment tool designed to teach the physiology, fundamental knowledge, and technical skills required in basic laparoscopic surgery. Residents must pass the FLS test, which measures cognitive knowledge, case/problem management skills and manual dexterity. The simulation lab provides OB/GYN residents an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of laparoscopic surgery in a consistent, scientifically accepted format, and to test cognitive, surgical decision-making, and technical skills, all with the goal of improving the quality of patient care.
Perinatology conference is a weekly interdisciplinary one-hour seminar conducted by the faculty of the divisions of maternal-fetal medicine, anesthesia, internal medicine, and neonatology. The Maternal Fetal Fellows are responsible for organizing this conference. Presentations and discussions are case-oriented and focus on current complex clinical issues managed by the maternal-fetal medicine service. Attendees include medical students, residents, fellows, faculty, nursing, and social service workers. Representatives from a number of consultative services attend regularly to contribute special expertise in genetics, radiology, endocrinology, hematology, cardiology, nephrology, and infectious diseases.
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Conference
Reproductive endocrinology and infertility conference is a weekly one-hour seminar conducted by the faculty of the division. The fellows, residents, and medical students attend this conference. Topics range from basic science to clinical care, and on occasion include case conferences on complex patient care issues.