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Elective and Research

Research and academic pursuits by residents are a program requirement, and are highly valued and supported in the department of obstetrics and gynecology.  Residents are strongly encouraged to formulate research ideas and seek preceptorship for projects upon entry as a PGY1. In both the PGY2 and 3 years, four weeks of call-free time is allotted for elective/research rotations in order to allow uninterrupted time to focus on projects. Residents may perform basic science research, clinical research, educational research, international health care projects, or any approved scholarly pursuit. Residents may work with faculty in the department of obstetrics and gynecology, BIDMC, Harvard Medical School, or approved outside mentors. 

Residents are encouraged to publish their completed work and to present it at national meetings. All residents must present at Resident Research Day at least once during their residency.  Financial support is provided by the department of obstetrics and gynecology for residents to travel to meetings when projects are accepted for publication or presentation. Financial assistance is available for laboratory supplies, materials, statistical analysis, etc.

Global Health Track

Several trainees have been accepted into the institution sponsored Global Health Program.  This program funds four-six residents per year to attend one of two Harvard Global Health academic courses.  Additionally, global health curriculum sessions are held throughout the year, and are intended to provide a framework for addressing global health disparities, prepare residents for their time abroad, and train them to be effective clinicians in system- and resource-poor settings.

Research

With the guidance of two dedicated faculty scientists and four research assistants, the Program in Epidemiologic Research supports the department’s basic science, as well as translational, clinical, public health, and medical education projects that enhance the interests and expertise of the faculty, fellows, residents and medical students. Mentorship and assistance with study design, protocol development, institutional review board approval, study implementation, data collection and management, data analysis, manuscript preparation, and grant writing are all provided, with an emphasis on the research endeavors of residents, fellows, and junior faculty.

A Sample of Publications by Residents

Abstracts

Johnson KM, Modest AM, Rana S, Hacker MR, Young BC. The predictive value of angiogenic factors for recurrence of preterm preeclampsia. 2015. Presented as an oral presentation at the annual meeting of the New England Perinatal Society, Newport, RI.

Aluko A, Hofler L, Hacker MR, Dodge LE, Ricciotti HA. Gender trends in department-based leadership roles across ACOG districts in obstetrics and gynecology. 2015. Presented as a poster at the Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, San Francisco, CA.

Armstrong K, Von Bargen E, Haviland MJ, Hacker MR, Elkadry E. Patient experience with botulinium toxin type A for refractory myofascial pelvic pain. 2015. Presented as a poster at the annual meeting of the International Urogynecological Association, Nice, France.

Armstrong K, Von Bargen E, Haviland MJ, Hacker MR, Elkadry E. Patient experience with botulinium toxin type A for refractory myofascial pelvic pain. 2015. Presented as a poster at the annual meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, Orlando, FL.

Chory MK, Schnettler WT, March M, Hacker MR, Modest AM, Rodriguez D. ACES: Accurate cervical evaluation with sonography. 2015. Presented as a poster at the annual meeting of the New England Perinatal Society, Newport, RI.

Dodge LE, Mostofsky E, Liu AL, Hacker MR. Caffeine consumption during pregnancy and miscarriage: a meta-analysis. 2015. Presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research, Denver, CO.

Hofler L, Hacker MR, Dodge LE, Schutzberg R, Ricciotti HA. Gender trends in clinical department-based leadership roles: which specialty is ahead? 2015. Presented as a poster at the Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, San Francisco, CA.

Hur H, King L, Chang O. Developing a laparoscopic intracorporeal knot-tying assessment tool. 2014. Presented as a poster at Resident/Fellow as Teacher Curriculum Showcase. Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

Voit S, Dodge LE, Averbach S, Hacker MR, Paul ME. Qualitative assessment of the ARMS PelvicSim high-fidelity mobile simulator for IUC training in US-based ambulatory reproductive healthcare centers. 2014. Presented as a poster at Swiss Conference on Standardized Patients and Simulations, Bern, Switzerland.

Voit S, Dodge LE, Averbach S, Hacker MR, Paul ME. Qualitative assessment of the ARMS PelvicSim high-fidelity mobile simulator for IUC training in US-based ambulatory reproductive healthcare centers. 2014. Presented as a poster at Swiss Conference on Standardized Patients and Simulations, Bern, Switzerland.

Won S, Wang R, Von Bargen E, Haviland MJ, Hacker MR, Elkadry EA, Li J, Lefevre R. Predictors of postoperative voiding trial performance in patients undergoing urogynecologic pelvic floor repair without concurrent incontinence procedures. 2015. Presented as a poster at the annual meeting of the International Urogynecological Association, Nice, France.

Peer-Reviewed Manuscripts of Original Research

Hofler L, Hacker MR, Dodge LE, Ricciotti HA. Subspecialty and gender of obstetrics and gynecology faculty in department-based leadership roles. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2015;125(2):471-476.

Hung KJ, Tomlinson M, le Roux IM, Dewing S, Chopra M, Tsai AC. Community-based prenatal screening for postpartum depression in a South African township. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics;126(1):74-77..

Johnson KM, Dodge LE, Hacker MR, Ricciotti HA. Perspectives on family planning services among adolescents at a Boston community health center. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, 2015;28(2):84-90.

March MI, Geahchan C, Wenger J, Raghuraman N, Berg A, Haddow H, Mckeon BA, Narcisse R, David JL, Scott J, Thadhani R, Karumanchi SA, Rana S. Circulating angiogenic factors and the risk of adverse outcomes among Haitian women with preeclampsia. PLoS One, 2015 May 12;10(5):e0126815.

March MI, Gupta M, Modest AM, Wu L, Hacker MR, Martin C, Rana S. Maternal risk factors for neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis. Journal of Maternal Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, 2014;27:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]

Oza SS, Pabby V, Dodge LE, Moragianni V, Hacker MR, Fox JH, Correia K, Missmer S, Ibrahim Y, Penzias AS, Burakoff R, Friedman S, Cheifetz AS. In vitro fertilization in women with inflammatory bowel disease is as successful as in women from the general infertility population. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 2015. [Epub ahead of print]

Pabby V, Shah Oza S, Dodge LE, Hacker MR, Moragianni V, Correia K, Missmer S, Fox JH, Ibrahim Y, Penzias A, Burakoff R, Cheifetz AS, Friedman S. In vitro fertilization is successful in women with ulcerative colitis and ileal pouch anal anastomosis. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 2015;110(6):792-7.

Raghuraman N, March MI, Hacker MR, Modest AM, Wenger J, Narcisse R, Louis J, Scott J, Rana S. Adverse maternal and fetal outcomes and deaths related to preeclampsia and eclampsia in Haiti. Pregnancy Hypertension, 2014; 4(1):279-86.

Ricciotti HA, Dodge LE, Ramirez CI, Barnes K, Hacker MR. Long-acting reversible contraceptive use in urban women from a Title-X supported Boston community health center. Journal of Primary Care and Community Health, 2015;6(2):111-115.

Scott J, Hacker MR, Averbach S, Modest A, Cornish S, Spencer D, Murphy M, Parmar P. Influences of sex, age, and education on attitudes toward gender inequitable norms and practices in South Sudan. Global Public Health, 2014;9(7):773-86.

Shainker SA, Raghuraman N, Modest AM, Schnettler WT, Hacker MR, Ralston, SJ. The utility of midtrimester ultrasound assessment of the subcutaneous space in predicting cesarean wound complications. The Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, 2014;11:1-4. [Epub ahead of print]

Contact Information

Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency Program 
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
617-667-2285