NuHealth’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has a rich heritage of resident education, community service and faculty members dedicated to the educational mission of the residency program. Resident education is characterized by formal teaching, direct clinical supervision, and graduated patient responsibility. There is broad exposure to basic obstetrics and gynecology, all of the subspecialties, and a strong emphasis on the ambulatory health care of women. Residents participate in the care of all patients, with the goal of becoming competent and sensitive health care providers. Our subspecialty divisions include Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Gynecology Oncology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Urogynecology and Minimally Invasive Surgeries. There are also experienced full-time generalists in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and many voluntary staff members, all of whom have a strong interest in resident education and research. We encourage you to become familiar with the exceptional educational opportunities available within our program.
John C Riggs, MD,
Chairman, Department of OB-GYN
The residency program is a fully accredited, independent, four-year program. It has 16 categorical residents and one preliminary resident. The program has affiliation with South Nassau Communities Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Huntington Hospital.
The Division of Obstetrics provides a broad scope of clinical care in Perinatal Medicine. This includes, but is not limited to, prenatal genetic counseling and testing. We provide Prenatal Diagnosis and Intervention, Antepartum Testing, and High-Risk Obstetric care. The Division of Gynecology provides services in Gynecology Oncology, Urogynecology and Pelvic Floor Surgeries, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and Minimally Invasive Surgery. We also provide Colposcopy evaluation and treatment.
PGY1 residents spend the entire year at NuHealth. They have three months of obstetrics on the day tour, and three months of obstetrics on the night tour. They rotate on the Gynecology Service for three months, and on the Ambulatory Services (Medicine, Breast Clinic, and Prenatal Diagnostic Unit) for three months; ICU for 1 month.
PGY2 residents rotate on the Gynecology Services for three months, Family Planning for three months and Night Tour for three months. They also rotate at South Nassau Communities Hospital for three months to cover the Obstetric and Gynecologic Service.
PGY3 residents rotate on Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Service for three months, the Antepartum Service for three months, and South Nassau Communities Hospital for three months. There is a one-month rotation at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a two-month rotation on the Prenatal Diagnostic Unit/Research.
PGY4 residents spend three months on Obstetrical Service day tour, and three months on Obstetrical Service night tour. They spend three months on Gynecology rotation, and three months on Gynecology Oncology rotation.
At NUMC, your education will be enhanced by a wide range of learning experiences. From daily teaching rounds to subspecialty conferences and visiting professor lectures, formal teaching occurs multiple times each day. Your confidence will grow from the interaction and guidance you will receive from our attending physicians. During your residency you will participate in:
- Grand Rounds – Weekly formal lectures by attendings provide an overview of the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of various disease processes
- Journal Clubs – Monthly discussions of recent literature presented by residents with attending participation
- Morbidity and Mortality Conferences – A formal opportunity for the residents to present cases each with faculty and quality management
- Tumor Board – Residents present GYN oncology cases with the Director of Oncology with input from Hematology/Oncology,
- Radiology, Radiation Oncology and Pathology
- Morning Report – “Team Stepps” on L&D includes nurses, medical students, residents, attendings and anesthesiologists to discuss patients on the entire OB-GYN service for continuity of care at sign in/sign out
These conferences are well-attended by both faculty and house staff, which encourages the active interchange of ideas.
- American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) –https://www.abog.org/new/default.aspx
- American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) – http://www.acog.org/
- Association of Professional of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) – https://www.apgo.org/
|Mary Fatehi, MD
Residency Program Director
Phone: (516) 572-6255
Fax: (516) 572-3124
|Chrissy Deiker, MHA
Phone: (516) 296-2830
Fax: (516) 572-3124