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First Year

Second Year

Third Year

Fourth Year

Obstetrics
4periods

Obstetrics
4 periods

Obstetrics
4periods

Obstetrics
3periods

*Gynecology
3periods

*Gynecology
4 periods

*Gynecology
4 periods

*Gynecology
3periods

Newborn
1 period

REI
1period

REI
1period

Urogynecology
3 periods

Ambulatory Medicine
1period

Ultrasound
1 period

Oncology
2 periods

Oncology
2periods

Medicine
1period

SICU
1period

U/S
1 period

U/S
1period

Night Call
3 periods

Night Call
2 periods

Night Call
2 periods

 

* includes Urogynecology and Breast/Colpo clinics
** subject to change to comply with ACGME requirements

 

Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine

The foundation of our obstetrics and gynecology residency is to provide a full continuum of care for the women and babies of our community. The Bayfront Health St. Petersburg Baby Place, located at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, is a premier childbirth center in our area with active antepartum, labor and delivery, and recovery units. More than 3,600 deliveries occur here each year. In partnership with Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, we offer one of only 13 state-approved Level III Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Centers (RPICC) in Florida, as well as a maternal-fetal medicine program and Level II nursery. Newborns needing further specialized care can be immediately transferred to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital just a few floors away. Our facilities and programs allow residents to develop their skills caring for both routine and high-risk obstetrical patients, and our Bayflite helicopter transport team has expanded our area of service throughout the region. Our residents and faculty also provide services at area community health centers, two obstetrical high-risk clinics, low- and moderate-risk clinics, and ultrasound clinics

Residents are taught routine and high-risk obstetrics through academic understanding and practical hands-on experience, working closely with our dedicated team of board-certified OB-GYNs and maternal-fetal medicine specialists. Maternal-fetal medicine services include prenatal diagnostics utilizing amniocentesis, chorionic villi sampling and ultrasonographical assessment of fetal anomalies. Residents on this demanding service experience a wide range of obstetrical cases and leave prepared  to meet any challenge.

Gynecology

Bayfront Health St. Petersburg offers residents a robust environment to learn and develop gynecological skills. Several office gynecology clinics are scheduled each week for teaching diagnostic procedures such as colposcopy, urodynamics and saline sonohysterography. Residents have numerous surgical opportunities in new operating suites, including hysterectomy, advanced laparoscopy, vaginal reconstruction and various anti-incontinence procedures.

Department directors and faculty oversee the residents’ training in gynecologic outpatient clinic, surgery and urogynecology experience. Residents are allotted time to assist community attending physicians with their gynecologic surgery cases.

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Residents have a two-month rotation during their second and third years on the endocrinology and infertility service. Here, residents acquire experience in infertility evaluation and outpatient skills, as well as extensive training in operative and diagnostic laparoscopy, hysteroscopy and in vitro fertilization (IVF). The reproductive endocrinology and infertility service also sponsors a didactic lecture series, which is offered twice a month.

Oncology

In their third and fourth years, residents rotate onto the gynecologic oncology service. Residents will learn how to diagnose and manage the full spectrum of female pre-neoplastic and neoplastic diseases. Each week, residents will have two days of oncology surgery and three half-day clinics to see new or returning outpatients. All cases are presented at a weekly gynecologic oncology multidisciplinary teaching conference. Third-year residents on the oncology service attend a weekly breast and colposcopy clinic under the supervision of faculty and board-certified physicians. Residents also have the opportunity to participate in breast surgery cases from that clinic.

Academics

Our faculty is committed to fostering an academic environment for residents. Board-certified physicians give 10-15 hours of mandatory didactic lectures a week in their respective disciplines. Lectures include daily morning teaching rounds; weekly conferences in pathology, maternal-fetal medicine, endocrinology and infertility; basic sciences; and gynecologic oncology. Monthly journal clubs and monthly lectures, prepared by residents, also are presented.

To further expand academic learning, residents are required to participate in a research project during their second and third years. Residents present the results of their research project at the annual Resident Research Day at the end of the academic year.

Added to their obstetrics and gynecology rotations, first-year residents spend one month each on the SICU service with the trauma surgeons, ambulatory care service and medicine service with internal medicine physicians.

During their second, third and fourth years, residents participate in a formal ultrasonography rotation where they have numerous opportunities to perform obstetric and gynecological ultrasounds, amniocentesis procedures and vaginal probe ultrasounds under the direction of faculty and board