Research Opportunities: Overview
The UCLA Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology believes that a cornerstone of resident education is the ability to be consumers and producers of research and, therefore, expects residents to participate in hypothesis-driven, thematic-based research during the course of training. All residents are guaranteed research time throughout their 4-year residency, following a carefully considered timeline.
Residents have the discretion of tailoring their research to fit their individual interests, and can be in the form of biological laboratory research or clinical research under the supervision of a designated mentor. 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.
Our aim is to provide an environment where residents gain an understanding of the research process, including:
Our end goal is to ensure that all UCLA Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology residents are fully prepared to excel in an academic career as physician-scientists.
Research Opportunities: Faculty Mentors
UCLA Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology residents each select a faculty mentor who best fits their research interests and who has sufficient time and relevant experience to serve as mentor. Typically, a mentor is chosen and approved by September of the second year of residency. Residents are not alone in this decision-making process. Program directors, Drs. Deborah Krakow and Christine Holschneider, are available to brainstorm ideas and navigate the research process before selecting a mentor.
Research Opportunities: Research Presentations
The research culminates with a presentation to UCLA Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology faculty, staff and colleagues, followed by a written abstract and completed manuscript to be submitted to a scientific publication and for presentation at local, regional, national, and international conferences.
2018 PGY3 Research Presentations
|Danielle Chiavetta, M.D.||Christine Holschneider, M.D. and Lisa Garcia, M.D.||Correlation of universal endocervical sampling at time of colposcopy and treatment of patients with high-grade cervical dysplasia|
|Jacqueline Fahey, M.D.||Rashmi Rao M.D.||Pregnancy outcomes of gestational diabetes mellitus using sweet success versus ACOG diagnostic guidelines|
|Julie Hein, M.D.||Amy Stoddard, M.D.||Contraceptive implant for adolescents: knowledge, attitudes and provision among family medicine and pediatrics residents|
|Lydia Lo, M.D.||Leslie Carranza, M.D.||Informed consent experience among spanish-speaking patients undergoing gynecologic surgery|
|Gelareh Nikpour, M.D.||Radhika Rible, M.D. and Angela Chen, M.D.||California state law (SB-999) and implementation: dispensing a year-long supply of prescription birth control|
|Kelsey Rose, M.D.||Yalda Afshar, M.D, Ph.D. and Kirsten Jensen, M.D.||Simulation to improve trainee knowledge and comfort about forceps-assisted vaginal deliveries|
|Thalia Wong, M.D.||Yalda Afshar, M.D, Ph.D., Lawrence Platt, M.D., and Christina Han, M.D.||Predicting adverse outcomes in monochorionic diamniotic twins: the role of middle cerebral artery dopplers and cerebroplacental|