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Curriculum

Educational Curriculum

Obstetrics and Gynecology residents are given protected didactic time to attend our educational conferences.  There are weekly didactics which are a combination of lectures in  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 PathologyRadiology and 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 patientResidents 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,  genetic counselor and clinical team.
  • Grand Rounds are held twice a month with speakers from Yale University, University of Vermont and other institutions.
  • 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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Simulation
Danbury Hospital opened the Harold A. Spratt Center for Simulation and Clinical Learning in 2014. The new simulation center creates virtual clinical scenarios for our residents and OBGYN team. Our residents participate in high risk obstetrical emergency scenarios by interacting with our high fidelity obstetrical model, Lucina.

The fidelity model enhances technical skills, teamwork and communication skills.

For gynecological training, we have state of the art robotic surgery simulation technology, including a DiVinci robotic simulator as well as Mimic’s dV-Trainer.

In addition, we utilize many low fidelity simulation models throughout the residents’ training, including laceration repair, vaginal hysterectomy and uterine evacuation. The simulation experiences improve patient safety, technical skills and efficiency during real-time clinical experiences.

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Global Health
Danbury Hospital/WCHN established an innovative global health (GH) program. OBGYN residents and faculty have been actively involved with this program. In recent years, we have participated in medical mission trips to Ecuador, Honduras, Uganda, Dominican Republic and Zimbabwe. We have created partnerships and with several global sites and have been a host to OB/GYN physicians in our department. Our department continues to value the global health opportunities to enhance education.

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Monthly Didactic Schedule

 

Week One

Week Two

Week Three

Week Four

Monday
(2 hrs)

Case Review

Grand Rounds

Case Review
Grand Rounds
Case Review
Nurses’ Forum
Case Review
Ob/Gyn M&M
Tuesday
(2 hrs)

Chairman Rounds

High Risk OB Conference

High Risk  OB Conference

High Risk OB Conference

High Risk OB  Conference

Thursday

(2 hrs)

Gynecology  Oncology Lecture  

Gyn Tumor Board

 

Gynecology Oncology Lecture

Gyn Tumor Board

 

Friday
(2 hrs)

Resident Didactics

Resident Didactics

Resident Didactics

Resident Didactic

Journal Club


2016-2017 Block Schedule

1st Year

2nd Year

3rd Year

4th Year

Obstetrics

3 months

Obstetrics

2 months

Obstetrics

2 months

Obstetrics

2 months

Night Float

2 months

Night Float

2 months

Night Float

2 months

Night Float

1 month

Gynecology

3 months

Gynecology

2 months

Gynecology

2 months

Gynecology

2 months

Ambulatory Outpatient

2 months

Ambulatory

Outpatient

1 month

Ambulatory

Outpatient

2 months

Ambulatory Outpatient

1 months

Ultrasound

1 month

Norwalk

3 months

Research/Elective

1 month

UroGynecology

1 month

Internal Medicine

1 month

ICU/Research

1 month

REI - Yale

1 month

GYN Oncology

3 months

Emergency Department

1 month

REI

1 month

MFM

1 month

Norwalk

2 months

 

Norwalk Night Float

1 month

Norwalk Night Float

2 months

Norwalk Night Float

1 month


Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency