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Clinical Training Facilities
IU Health Academic Health Center (AHC) includes both IU Health University Hospital and IU Health Methodist Hospital. Both hospitals are located in downtown Indianapolis near the IU School of Medicine—Indianapolis campus. At the AHC is a large obstetric unit that cares for both high-risk and normal-risk obstetric patients. The unit includes a high-risk service that receives patients referred from throughout the state of Indiana. Additionally, the HealthNet obstetric service is cared for by OBGYN residents along with a team of nurse midwives and physicians from this Federally Qualified Health Clinic (FQHC) practice. Subspecialty services include Gynecologic Oncology, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and Perinatology.
At Eskenazi Health (formerly known as Wishard Memorial Hospital), an acute care facility operated by Marion County Health and Hospital Corporation for the underserved population of Marion County, is a large population of general obstetrics and gynecology patients that are high risk based on their prior access to care and underserved status. Eskenazi Health’s Outpatient Care Center and 38th Street Clinic are two of the outpatient facilities associated with the hospital. The resident continuity clinics are housed at these sites and allow for our residents to provide access to a large, urban underserved population.
Indiana University School of Medicine is the founding U.S. partner and leader of the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH), a globally-praised, large-scale community-based program that is dramatically improving health in western Kenya through research, training, and health services delivery. OBGYN residents at IU School of Medicine are invited to apply for the IU Interdepartmental Global Health Medical Residency Training Track during their intern year.
The IU School of Medicine OB/GYN Residency program is a designated Ryan Program Training Site. The Ryan Program, founded in 1999, is a national initiative based at the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health at the University of California, San Francisco. The mission of this national program is to integrate and enhance family planning training for obstetrics and gynecology residents in the United States and Canada.
Family planning and contraception are fundamental to Women’s Health and training is incorporated throughout the four-year residency program. Residents receive training in Long Acting Reversible Contraception as well as participate in a values-clarification exercise that allows them to fully explore their personal role in the Family Planning experience. During the second-year Family Planning rotation, OBGYN residents are exposed to Adolescent Medicine clinics as well as Planned Parenthood. At Planned Parenthood, residents get experience in colposcopy, LEEP, complicated IUD placement and removal, and contraceptive implant and removal. There is also an opt-out policy so that residents do not have to participate in procedures that conflict with their personal beliefs.
Retreats and Activities
Each year, OBGYN residents participate in several events that are designed to provide additional time and space for growth as a cohesive unit.
Prior to beginning the residency program, all interns participate in an intern orientation. The orientation occurs in the last couple weeks in June and provides a time for OBGYN residents to complete some of the administrative duties that need to be completed prior to residency. More importantly, the time is designed as an Intern Boot Camp that introduces or re-introduces our new residents to Ob/Gyn-specific skills and knowledge.
Each spring, all residents in the OBGYN Residency program participate in a full day educational retreat. Faculty cover for the residents at each site the night prior to the retreat and during the day so that all residents are able to attend. The retreat is designed to provide time and education that allow residents to improve their skills as teachers. Recent topics include: giving feedback, teamwork, teaching in the operating room, communication and preparing for life after residency.
Events are scheduled throughout the year to improve team chemistry and promote physician wellness. Team-building events have included ropes courses, laser tags, and other activities designed to improve communication and camaraderie.
OBGYN residents not only serve their patient population, but also serve their community. Residents and faculty come together several times a year to complete service projects that help us to stay in touch with the community we serve. Past projects include, Mother’s Day goodie bags delivered to a local domestic violence shelter and clothing drives.
Residents are expected to complete a formal research project and present it at our Annual Residents’ Day. This is held in conjunction with the Charles A. Hunter, Jr., Lecture and the Resident Banquet honoring the Chief Residents in June of each year. Each resident has a faculty mentor who serves to guide them in the design and analysis of their project, and Dr. David Haas, the Vice Chair of Research, meets with residents throughout the process. Prizes are awarded for research excellence and many past projects have led to presentations at national meetings including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Meeting.