Program Director's Message

Welcome to the Yale–New Haven Medical Center OB/GYN Residency Program website. We thank you for your interest and hope our site will provide a plethora of information that will spark your curiosity in further exploring our program.


The mission of the Yale–New Haven Medical Center OB/GYN Residency Program is to train leaders in women’s health; be it in academic subspecialties, community practice, research, education, international health, or even government health policy. We value teamwork, intellectual curiosity, compassion, and academic excellence. Our ultimate goal is to cultivate innovative and compassionate OB/GYN physicians who take pride in the quality of their work and who are committed to being health care advocates for the generations of women we serve.

Introducing the Residency Program

The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at Yale University School of Medicine offers a 4–year ACGME–accredited postgraduate residency training program based at Yale–New Haven Hospital (YNHH). There are currently 25 categorical residents in the program, all of whom have a track record for academic excellence, public service, and a passion for women’s health care.

The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at Yale is comprised of five clinical Sections: Maternal–Fetal Medicine, Gynecologic Oncology, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, Urogynecology, and Family Planning. The Department also has a Section of Reproductive Sciences, which focuses primarily on basic science and translational research. The hospital–based outpatient Women’s Center offers general obstetric and gynecologic care as well as subspecialty services using a continuity care model.

In addition to an active University clinical faculty of full–time professors, associate professors, and assistant professors, there is an equal number of full–time bench scientists as well as clinical and research fellows who are available to the residents for collaboration on research projects. Subspecialty fellows serve as junior members of the faculty, and they do not compete with residents for clinical cases.

There are also over 70 community–based faculty members who admit their patients to YNHH, and who are closely integrated with the University staff. The OB/GYN services integrate patients from both community– and university–based practices to give the residents exposure to a wide spectrum of patient care issues and diverse patient populations. Community and University faculty attend integrated teaching rounds and conferences, and enjoy a harmonious relationship centered on their shared responsibility for house staff education and training.

Although we prize intellectual and academic achievement, the primary goal of residency training at Yale is to produce well rounded clinicians and surgeons in the field of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

We understand that it takes more than an outstanding fund of clinical knowledge and expert surgical skills to become a true Women’s Health leader. Thus, we embody and embrace a culture of camaraderie, family, and work-life balance to cultivate the personal elements of a true physician leader.

We appreciate your interest in the OB/GYN Residency Program at Yale, and look forward to meeting you in person!

Julia A Shaw, MD, MBA