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Program Overview

Program Overview

 

Summary of Rotations | Rounds and Conferences | Specialty/Continuity Clinics | Research | Special Events | Additional Items


Summary of Rotations
There are two primary training sites for UCLA Ob/Gyn residents: Ronald Reagan UCLA medical center, a tertiary care center located in Westwood, and Olive View Medical Center, a county facility in the San Fernando Valley.

Residents also gain considerable experience within the Kaiser Hospital system. A new gynecology rotation at Community Memorial Hospital Ventura has recently been added and has received positive reviews from the residents. The elective in Africa also provides a unique international surgical experience with exposure to fistula repairs.

First Year Residents
  1. Acquire fundamentals of patient assessment and management.
  2. Manage intrapartum and postpartum care of patients.
  3. Perform uncomplicated vaginal deliveries and primary Cesarean sections, circumcisions, tubal ligations and basic gynecologic procedures.
  4. Learn basic surgical techniques, preoperative and post-operative care.
  5. Acquire basic skills in ultrasound.
  6. Gain basic skills in the care of ambulatory obstetrics and gynecology patients
Obstetrics Obstetrics Gynecology Benign & Oncology Gynecology Benign & Oncology

Ambulatory Care
OB & Gyn, HROB,
Oncology

Medical ICU Night Float Ultrasound
UCLA OVMC UCLA OVMC UCLA & OVMC OVMC OVMC & UCLA  




Second Year Residents
  1. Manage normal and complicated antepartum and intrapartum obstetrical patients.
  2. Perform normal and complicated deliveries, repeat and emergent cesarean sections.
  3. Perform normal and uncomplicated major and minor gynecologic surgeries.
  4. Gain additional experience in obstetric ultrasound.
  5. Learn essentials of reproductive endocrinology and infertility.
  6. Gain experience in the full range of family planning services. 
Ultrasound Obstetrics Gynecology Benign & Oncology Gynecology Benign & Oncology

Ambulatory Care
OB & Gyn, HROB,
Oncology

Night Float REI Family Planning
  Kaiser, Panorama City UCLA OVMC UCLA & OVMC OVMC & UCLA OVMC & UCLA UCLA




Third Year Residents

  1. Perform complicated deliveries and obstetrical procedures.
  2. Antepartum management of high-risk pregnancies.
  3. Gain additional experience in reproductive endocrinology and infertility.
  4. Refine operative skills in gynecologic surgery, including minimally invasive surgery.
  5. Acquire an understanding of uro-gynecologic testing.
  6. Conduct research in obstetrics and gynecology and present findings at year-end presentation.
  7. Gain knowledge in the diagnosis and management of women's conditions in an international setting.
  8. Refine skills in gynecologic and obstetrical ultrasound.
High-Risk Obstetrics Obstetrics Gynecology Benign & Oncology Gynecology Benign & Oncology Gynecology Benign & Oncology REI Elective Night Float Ultrasound
UCLA OVMC OVMC Kaiser, Woodland Hills Ventura UCLA   UCLA & OVMC UCLA




Fourth Year Residents
  1. Manage all aspects of patient care under faculty supervision.
  2. Supervise and teach junior residents and medical students.
  3. Perform complicated deliveries and advanced gynecologic procedures.
Obstetrics Gynecology
Benign & Oncology
Gynecology
Benign & Oncology
Gynecology Benign

Ambulatory Care
OB & Gyn, HROB,
Oncology

Night Float
UCLA UCLA OVMC Kaiser, Lancaster UCLA & OVMC OVMC & UCLA




Rounds and Conferences
UCLA

 
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
AM
Morning Rounds
Morning Rounds
Morning Rounds
Morning Rounds
Morning Rounds
   
Resident Lecture
NCU Conference (q 2 weeks)
Tumor Board
HROB Conference
  Gyn Pre-Op Conference
 
Lunch        
Grand Rounds
PM      
Gyn Pre-Op Conference
Statistical Morbidity & Mortality
 
Faculty Resident Lecture Series
Journal Club (q month)  


OVMC

 
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
AM
Morning Rounds
Morning Rounds
Morning Rounds
Morning Rounds
Morning Rounds
HROB Conference
Uro-Gyn Conference
 
Resident Lecture
Grand Rounds
     
Statistical Morbidity & Mortality
Lunch
Tumor Board (q 2 weeks)
 
Colposcopy Conference
   
PM
         
Faculty Resident Lecture Series at UCLA
Journal Club (q month)  


Morning rounds: Rounds occur on obstetrics, gynecology, and gynecologic oncology services. The senior resident conducts rounds with the students and junior house staff members under the supervision and guidance of the fellows and faculty



Protected teaching activities:
  1. Department Grand Rounds: weekly presentation by invited guest speakers with topics of current clinical and/or research interest.
  2. Statistics/Morbidity & Mortality: weekly departmental conference with presentations prepared by chief residents regarding interesting cases managed by the gynecology and obstetric services.
  3. Faculty lecture series: weekly presentation to residents by assigned faculty member about current concepts/management of clinical problem within obstetrics or gynecology.
  4. Anatomy Labs: dissections and gynecologic procedures on female cadavers.
Additional Conference
  1. Resident lecture series: weekly evidence-based review of a CREOG topic in obstetrics or gynecology, presented by assigned resident.
  2. Pre-operative conference: weekly review and discussion of upcoming surgeries
  3. Gynecology-oncology conference/Tumor Board: bi-monthly multidisciplinary rounds involving gynecologic-oncologists, radiation-oncologists, pathologists and radiologists.
  4. High-risk obstetrics: weekly review and discussion of management plan of high-risk obstetrical patients
  5. Colposcopy conference: weekly multidisciplinary review and discussion of colposcopy patients involving gynecologists, nurse practitioners, pathologists and gynecologic-oncologist.
  6. NICU conference: bi-monthly review of intrapartum events and neonatal course of NICU infants and presentation of complicated antepartum patients.
  7. Uro-Gynecology conference: weekly review of journal articles relevant to the practice of uro-gynecology
  8. Journal club: monthly meeting to review and discuss key journal articles relevant to the practice of obstetrics and gynecology

Specialty/Continuity Clinics

Continuity Clinic: Sims/Mann Health and Wellness Center in Santa Monica and West Medical Clinic in Westwood

A weekly half-day clinic that exposes the resident to routine outpatient obstetrical and gynecologic care.

Pelvic pain clinic : West Medical Clinic in Westwood

A multi-disciplinary clinic involving a pelvic pain specialist, anesthesiologist, psychologist and physiotherapist.

Family Planning: West Medical Clinic in Westwood

A compulsory aspect of a complete OB-GYN education whereby residents learns about fertility control as well as medical/surgical termination of pregnancy.

SIMULATION:  UCLA Westwood Campus

Our main simulation center is located on the A floor of the Learning Resource Center at 700 Westwood Plaza, directly across from the RRMC and is a state of the art center available for trainees and faculty across many disciplines.  It houses the obstetrical simulator, Noelle, as well as laparoscopic simulators that are available for all surgical trainees.  Integrated drills involving obstetrics, anesthesia, pediatrics and nursing take place in the simulation center and on labor and delivery and are critical to our training program.  The laparoscopic trainers provide computerized scenarios and procedures in order to enhance laparoscopic skills at all levels of training.  This state of the art facility enhances clinical decision making, technical skills, team communication, trainee confidence, with an overall goal of enhancing patient safety and delivery of efficient patient care.


Research



Resident Research Presentations

In second year, residents identify areas of research interest and mentors for their project. Second year residents demonstrate their ability to formulate a hypothesis, critically evaluate the literature and design a research project to test the hypothesis. This background information is informally presented to residents and faculty mid-way through second-year. In third year, residents formally present their findings at a year-end Scientific Session. Projects have ranged from epidemiology to basic sciences as well as from randomized controlled trials to observational studies within the field of obstetrics and gynecology.

Academic Conferences



Residents receive support to attend academic conferences if they are presenting a paper or an abstract in which they are listed as the first author.

Special Events



Retreat

Each academic year, a two-day resident retreat is held to foster collegiality, discuss resident issues and problem-solve.

CREOG Leadership Conference



To encourage effective leadership among soon-to-be chief residents, the Department sponsors third year residents to participate in a weekend long CREOG Leadership Conference. Residents learn important skills including effective communication, efficient teaching, problem solving and morale building.



Additional items

Reference materials

Residents have access to UCLA's vast and comprehensive library, including many online services and journals that are accessible from home.

Various reference texts are provided each year.
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