Saint Barnabas Medical Center Rutgers Health/Saint Barnabas Medical Center OBGYN Program

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About the SBMC/Rutgers NJMS OBGYN Residency

Under the auspices of the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and RWJBarnabas Health, the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School have combined their training programs into a single merged program aimed to provide a postgraduate medical education training/residency experience in Obstetrics, Gynecology, related sub-specialties, primary and ambulatory care. We are entering our third year as a merged program. Our programs have always been fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) through the Residency Review Committee (RRC) for Obstetrics and Gynecology. The merged program combines the best features of traditional community and university training programs. The program utilizes two (2) training sites, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, a community hospital, and Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School, University Hospital, a university training facility. The combined sites provide a unique hybrid experience, what we refer to as a Communiversity Program, that currently enjoys an excellent reputation throughout the NJ-NY metropolitan area and the Northeast.

We are confident that the union of our residency programs will benefit the training and educational experience of future residents by utilizing the educational and clinical strengths of the two institutions. Saint Barnabas has a large volume of both open and minimally invasive surgical cases in an environment of superb surgical and clinical training, providing exposure to private subspecialty training in all disciplines with an increasing cadre of surgical sub-specialties in gynecologic oncology and urogynecology which has concomitantly increased the volume of surgery available for resident training. Further, residents have available to them a state-of-the-art Simulation Center with an established simulation curriculum. Additionally, residents have available a broad rotational experience which includes ICU, Breast, Ultrasound, Ambulatory Surgery, Elective and Research. Likewise, resident training is enhanced by rotation at University Hospital, the teaching hospital of Rutgers NJMS, which provides residents a robust outpatient ambulatory clinical experience, and includes not only general obstetrical and benign gynecological experiences, but also outpatient experiences in all sub-specialty disciplines, as well as Family Planning. Rutgers NJMS is the only Ryan Family Planning Program site in the state of New Jersey and allows residents in-depth training in family planning and contraception. Further, Rutgers NJMS provides opportunities for fundamental, translational and clinical research, as well as exposure to fellowship training, as NJMS has fellowship programs in REI and MFM. Additionally, the practice model at each institution is very different and will provide experience for residents in both a more private/community hospital, in addition to, experience in caring for underserved and medically disenfranchised patients at New Jersey’s only public hospital.

The philosophical aims and objectives of our program are to: (1) educate and train residents to be the best possible providers of health care for women in obstetrics, gynecology and primary care; (2) provide residents with a sub-specialty-derived educational breadth and depth that will allow them to be effective consultants in their medical communities; (3) provide residents with the necessary education to enable them to function as primary care/primary contact physicians for women throughout their adolescent, reproductive and post-reproductive years; (4) instill and foster a spirit of mutual respect and work ethic, camaraderie, and teamsmanship among the residents themselves and among the residents, faculty, attending physicians, nurses, ancillary health care staff, and program director in all clinical and administrative situations; (5) offer opportunities for residents to develop professional, ethical, and leadership skills that can be used during their residency and practice years for the betterment of all

concerned; (6) qualify residents to become board-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology; (7) impart a desire for life-long learning and, if applicable, a willingness to assist in the education and training of new generations of medical students and residents; (8) foster a sense of responsibility in our residents to provide both safe and quality care to our patients; (9) instill in our residents the culture, or nature, of our program which is family, close-knit, team-oriented, supportive, academic, and clinically oriented; and (10) protect, provide and promote the wellness and well-being of our residents.

The program selects ten residents at each of the four levels of postgraduate training.

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