First Year (PGY1): The purpose of the first year is to broaden the education of the new graduate in related disciplines and to give a foundation in normal obstetrics and gynecology. Rotations include: Obstetrics (PP), Gynecology, Ambulatory/Ultrasound, Gynecologic Oncology, a Global Rotation and Night Float. Most of these rotations are done at Augusta University.
Beginning the first year of residency, continuity of care clinics for individual residents are scheduled. Four years of continuous patient care is maintained by the same resident with faculty supervision.
Second Year (PGY2): Broadens the education of the resident in normal and abnormal obstetrics and gynecology. The resident assumes increasing responsibility for service duties in addition to care of the individual patient. Rotations include: Obstetrics (L&D), Gynecologic Oncology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Community Practice, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and Night Float.
Third Year (PGY3): The third year is an important year in the transition to the chief year; during this year the resident assumes increasing responsibility in the management of more complex clinical management and greatly expands their surgical experience. They also will continue to reinforce their basic education in obstetrics and gynecology. Rotations include: Maternity-Fetal Medicine, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Research, Night Float, Elective and Community Practice.
Fourth Year (PGY4): Completes the basic education in obstetrics and gynecology and prepares the physician to act as a consultant to non-obstetricians and gynecologists. Residents assume more teaching responsibility for both junior residents and medical students. A senior resident is peer selected as Administrative Chief Resident each year. Rotations include: Chief of Gynecology Chief of Gynecologic Oncology, Community Practice, Obstetrics, Ambulatory/Ultrasound and Night Float.