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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 33 residents in the program, eight categorical positions per yearand one preliminary resident.

The OB/GYN Residency Training Program is based within Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) York Street Campus, , YNHH Children's Hospital, and YNHH Smilow Cancer Hospital. 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 Smilow Cancer Hospital.

The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at Yale is comprised of seven clinical sections: Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Gynecologic Oncology, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, Urogynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Family Planning, Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology, 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 Planned Parenthood® of Connecticut.

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, as well as sub-specialty fellows, attend teaching rounds and conferences and enjoy a relationship centered on their shared responsibility for house staff education and training. The department also includes an equal number of full-time basic scientists as well as clinical and research fellows who are available to the residents for collaboration on research projects. As part of their educational experience, residents are involved in teaching each other along with supervising and teaching medicalstudents during their clinical rotations.

The mission of the Yale Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Training Program is to train a diverse group of Obstetrician/Gynecologists who are critical thinkers, compassionate providers, and skilled clinicians who will become leaders in women’s health. Our graduates are driven by the intention to serve and advocate for our immediate and global community through clinical innovation, scientific inquiry, protection of reproductive rights, and academic and professional excellence.

Our residency fully embraces the value of broadly-defined diversity: talent, experience, gender and its identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, religion, ability, race, ethnicity, culture, and socio-economic background. We believe diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential for achieving excellence in patient care, for scientific discovery, for training the physician workforce of tomorrow, and for cultivating strong inter-personal relationships.