Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program

Obstetrics and Gynecology residents at Danbury Hospital are given protected didactic time to attend our educational conferences. There are nine hours of weekly didactics (“Protected Time”) that are protected from clinical duties. During this time, staff physicians are assigned to hospital duty to allow residents to attend these educational sessions. These lectures are a combination of pertinent topics, basic science and evidence based clinical reviews. Our program provides an enriching teaching curriculum. Faculty and residents participate in the following educational activities:

  • Gynecologic Oncology Tumor Boards are held twice a month to review all cases of gynecological malignancy at Danbury Hospital. This is a multidisciplinary conference with participation of Pathology, Radiology, and Yale Gynecologic Oncology. 
  • Chairman’s Rounds are held monthly to provide our residents with an in-depth knowledge of gathering complete and comprehensive diagnostic information in order to prepare a treatment plan for the pre-operative and post-operative patient. This is a multidisciplinary approach to our patient care and will encompass all of our disciplines. Residents will progressively become proficient at the preparation and prevention of complications for female patients requiring gynecologic services.
  • Case Review Conference is held weekly to review recent operative cases with residents and attending staff. It is formatted as an oral board examination.
  • High Risk Obstetrics rounds is a multidisciplinary conference where all high risk patients are discussed with the perinatologists, social workers, visiting nurse services, genetic counselor and clinical team.
  • Grand Rounds are held twice a month with speakers from Yale University, University of Vermont, and other major institutions from across the country.
  • Obstetrics and Gynecologic Morbidity and Mortality Conference is held monthly to provide a safe venue for residents to identify areas of improvement and to promote transparency in assessing and improving patient care. It is also a forum to teach curriculum on quality improvement and to foster an open environment to discuss medical errors.
  • Nurses’ Forum encourages physician and nursing staff to collaboratively improve patient care.
  • Journal Club and Research and Publication Update is held monthly to provide residents the encouragement, opportunity and assistance to understand the peer reviewed literature and establish a pattern of lifelong self-learning.

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