Conference Schedule & Lecture
Lecture and conference time is protected time for the residents. With the help of physician assistants, midwives, and attending physicians, residents are freed from routine duties in order to participate fully in the teaching program. Protected time includes:
Wednesdays 7:30am - 12:00pm
Attendance of all residents is required. Grand rounds are often scheduled on Wednesday mornings for one hour from September through June and are held in the Hospital auditorium. Speakers include many nationally prominent authorities in the field of obstetrics and gynecology.
Electronic Fetal Monitoring Tracing Rounds
On the first Wednesday of every month, 2-3 cases are presented and the electronic fetal monitoring is reviewed with both residents and faculty.
Gynecology Morbidity and Mortality Conference
Recent cases of high educational value are presented by the chief residents and discussed. This meeting is scheduled for the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, prior to grand rounds.
Obstetrical Morbidity and Mortality Conference
Recent cases of high educational value are presented by the chief residents and discussed. This meeting is scheduled for the first and third Wednesday of each month, prior to grand rounds.
Ambulatory Morbidity and Mortality Conference
This conference is held the fifth Wednesday of the month, when applicable. Relevant educational cases from the outpatient continuity clinic are presented by the residents and discussed.
Resident Lecture Series
A series of lectures in each of the five disciplines of Ob/Gyn and primary care is held monthly on a rotating basis on Tuesday from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. and on Wednesday from 10:00 to 12:00 noon. These lectures are specifically designed for residents. The sequence of lectures is repeated on a two-year cycle. Speakers for these lectures include department and hospital-wide faculty members as well as guest speakers.
Included as part of this series is Life Long Learning which is an article review on current topics as well as self-testing manuals offered by the Foundation for Excellence; Chief Resident-run review series as well as onsite skills training with inanimate simulation centers.
Pediatrics/Obstetrics Perinatal Case Conference
This conference is held jointly with Pediatrics for one hour on the second Tuesday of each month. The residents present an educational case with a neonatologist and a perinatologist leading the discussion.
Quarterly, the departments present a topic and case that applies to both disciplines. Residents from each department are selected to create a joint presentation.
Proficiency Exams and Review Sessions
Periodically, all residents are given a formal one-hour test followed by a one-hour review session. The tests are an opportunity to both review and solidify the didactic information recently taught. Topics are assigned based on lectures given over the previous weeks.
Ob/Gyn Journal Club
Thematic journal club meetings are scheduled periodically. The articles and topic are selected by the supervising faculty member and the department's research director. Individual residents are assigned to review and present the articles and the supervising faculty member leads the discussion.
Gynecologic Oncology Tumor Board
This meeting is scheduled as the first Grand Rounds on the first Wednesday of each month. The meeting is attended by a pathologist and radiation oncologist and chaired by the director of gynecologic oncology.
New York Obstetrical and Brooklyn Gynecological Societies
Residents are invited monthly to attend these meetings, which feature nationally prominent speakers. The department assumes all costs.