Residency Program

The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine offers a four-year ACGME-accredited postgraduate residency training program based at Yale-New Haven Hospital. There are currently 31 residents in the program. For 2015-2016 we will have 33 residents, eight categorical positions and one preliminary resident. The program remains extremely competitive and continues to attract and recruit some of the top students from medical schools around the country.

The OB/GYN Residency Training Program is based within Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) York Street Campus, Yale-New Haven Hospital St. Raphael's Campus, Yale-New Haven Hospital Children's Hospital, Smilow Cancer Hospital, Temple Outpatient Surgery Center.  Within the system there is a state-of-the-art Labor & Delivery unit and adjacent Newborn Intensive Care Unit. It also houses the postpartum floors and a step-down high-risk obstetric inpatient facility known as the Maternal Special Care Unit. Gynecologic and gynecologic oncology inpatients are accommodated in the new Smilow Cancer Hospital.

The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at Yale is comprised of six Clinical Sections: Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Gynecologic Oncology, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, Urogynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Family Planning and the Division of Gynecologic Specialties. The Department also has a Section of Reproductive Sciences, which focuses primarily on basic science, translational research and comparative effectiveness research. The hospital-based Women's Center offers general obstetric and gynecologic outpatient care as well as sub-specialty services using a continuity care model.  Additional ambulatory experience is provided at nearby Yale New Haven Temple Medical Surgical Center and Planned Parenthood® of Connecticut. 

The primary goal of residency training at Yale is to produce OB/GYN clinicians with an outstanding fund of knowledge, a strong theoretic base, and expert clinical skills to serve the community at large. We believe that these clinical skills are critical to superior performance in the postgraduate years, regardless of whether one remains in an academic medical center or enters private practice. As part of their learning experience, residents are expected to teach each other and to supervise and teach Yale medical students.

In addition to an active full–time University clinical faculty, there are over 70 community-based faculty members who admit their patients to YNHH and who are closely integrated into the department.  Community and university faculty attend teaching rounds and conferences, and enjoy a harmonious relationship centered on their shared responsibility for house staff education and training.  The department also includes 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. Sub-specialty fellows serve as junior members of the faculty.  Finally, one afternoon each week is dedicated to the didactic education of the OB/GYN residents, and all residents are excused from clinical responsibilities during that time. CREOG reviews, professionalism seminars, simulation for surgical techniques, and meetings with the OB/GYN Program Director are conducted on a regular basis.

If you have further questions about our program, please email the Residency Coordinator, Patti Johnson.