Residency Program

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Welcome to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University Medical Center and thank you for your interest in our residency program.

Duke University Medical Center is consistently rated one of the top health systems in America.  The faculty has earned national and international recognition for excellence in patient care, teaching and research in women’s reproductive health.

Fidel Valea, MD, serves as the Residency Program Director.  His dynamic leadership offers residents the best in learning and developing a rewarding career in women’s reproductive health. Lisa Muasher, MD, MPH, serves as Associate Director of the Residency Program.  Together they provide a strong commitment to each resident’s success.
 
Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC
Durham Regional Hospital, Durham, NC
Duke Raleigh Hospital, Raleigh, NC
Veterans Affairs Hospital, Durham, NC
 
Contact the Duke OB/GYN Program Coordinator:
 
Susan Allender, GME Coordinator

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Duke University Medical Center
200 Trent Drive
DUMC #3084, Baker House 236
Durham, NC 27710
Phone: 919.668.2591
Fax: 919.668.5547

The PGY I Year Consists of:

3 Rotations in Obstetrics (2 day time, 1 night float)
1 Rotation in Benign Gynecology
1 Rotation in Ultrasound
1 Rotation in Gynecologic Oncology
1 and 1/2 Rotations in Primary Care (VA and Private OB/GYN clinic)
1/2 Rotation in Emergency Medicine
 
The first year concentrates on the essential components in the practice of obstetrics and gynecology in a number of diagnostic, therapeutics and surgical modalities. Also included is the introduction to high-risk obstetrics, gynecology, and the complexities of care for hospitalized patients on gynecology, oncology and endocrinology.
 
The PGY II Year Consists of:
 
2 Rotations in Obstetrics (1 day time, 1 night float)
1 Rotation in Gynecologic Oncology
2 Rotations in Benign Gynecologic Surgery
1 Rotation in Reproductive Endocrinology & Fertility
1 Rotation in Urogynecology
1 Rotations in Primary Care ("Outrider" clinics)
 
The second year focuses on advanced obstetrics management and techniques, recognition of medical and surgical procedures that complicate pregnancy, participation as primary surgeon in selected cases, and evaluation and management of endocrine inpatients.
 
The PGY III Year Consists of:
 
2 Rotations in Obstetrics (1 day time, 1 night float)
3 Rotations in Benign Gynecologic Surgery
1 Rotation in Oncology
1 Rotation in Family Planning
1 Elective Rotation
 
The third year emphasizes surgical and nonsurgical gynecologic treatment of female reproductive tract disorders, progressive responsibility in care of disorders associate with infertility, and graduated surgical experience with oncology patients.  While residents are not expected to master advanced techniques related to each sub specialty there are set criteria to be acquired in each area. A one month elective is offered to third year students.
 
The PGY IV Year Consists of:
 
3 Rotations in Obstetrics (1 day time, 1 night float, 1 clinic)
1 Rotation in Reproductive Endocrinology & Fertility
2 Rotations in Benign Gynecology
1 Rotation in Gynecologic Oncology
1 Rotation in Urogynecology
 
The fourth year of residency further develops surgical and obstetric techniques, as well as leadership skills. Chief residents assume administrative responsibilities for junior residents. They contribute to the formal education of the department by presenting Grand Rounds during this year.
 
 
Benefits & Stipends
The Office of Graduate Medical Education publishes the House Staff Manual & Benefit Guide to familiarize you with the benefits and stipends provided by Duke University Health System.