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Residency Curriculum

Research Heading link

Residents will complete a research project during their residency to be presented at the end of the third year at the much anticipated Resident Research Day.

Prior to presenting, residents receive support and mentoring by way of a faculty mentor & Research Mentoring Group. Additionally, residents have protected research time during the third year, four week research elective. The goals of the resident research project are to teach residents the process of research and to give them the tools to critically read and apply research to patient care during residency and beyond.

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Every Friday afternoon, residents have protected didactic time.  The departmental Grand Rounds occur during this time, followed by a rotating schedule of conferences including M&M, Ethics, Resident Didactics, etc.

During this protected time, residents also participate in gynecologic & obstetric simulation in the department’s newly renovated Simulation Center.  The Simulation Center houses six laparoscopic simulators as well as two obstetric mannequins, Noelle & Victoria.  Additionally, robotic training & simulation occurs in the nearby surgery simulation center on the UIC campus.

Rotation-specific conferences also occur each week for those residents rotating on service. Those conferences include:

  • Pre-op conference
  • GYN Didactics
  • Journal Clubs
  • Neonatal Conference
  • Fetal Strip Rounds
  • Tumor Board
  • REI Conference
  • QI Conference

Intern School also occurs on a weekly basis and is a conference specifically designed to address learning objectives specific to our first year residents.  The additional hour also provides a great opportunity for our interns to check in with one another and share tips for various rotations.

Global Health Heading link

Residents have the opportunity to participate in the robust Global Health program established by Dr. Gelila Goba and a relationship with a hospital and teaching program in Mekelle, Ethiopia.

Residents in good standing may use 1-2 weeks during their third or fourth year to travel to Ethiopia and assist in the initiatives in clinical medicine, research, and education.