Diana Curran, MD
David Marzano, MD
In the spirit of transparency, we want everyone to know that we are taking 7 interns this coming year. The reason for this is that one of our interns is leaving to go into General Surgery. While we wish her well and are sorry to see her go, we sought and received permission from the RRC and NRMP to take 7 (instead of 6) interns this coming academic year 2013-2014. This is a one year temporary increase in complement.
~Diana Curran MD, Residency Program Director and Timothy RB Johnson MD, Chair
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan is a diverse group. Residents become excellent clinicians and surgeons. Opportunities for research and international work also abound.
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is made up of well-trained subspecialists and generalists. Our residents are trained to be excellent general obstetrician-gynecologists while being exposed to experts in the subspecialty world of Ob/gyn. Residents rotate through Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology, Urogynecology Family Planning, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Benign Gynecology and Obstetrics. Residents become proficient Obstetric and Gynecologic surgeons. All 3rd year residents go for a month to the Alaska Native Medical Center to perform gynecologic surgery and be exposed to a different experience from the University of Michigan. Residents are well-trained in minimally invasive surgery, including the da Vinci robot system. 60% of graduating residents go into practice as general ob/gyn’s with the remainder choosing a subspecialty fellowship.
Residents interested in research are surrounded by multiple opportunities. Residents design and participate in clinical and bench or basic science research. Faculty and fellows welcome residents into their research projects and assist with novel ideas from residents.
Simulation is also an important feature of our department. Simulations for basic patient care, such as suturing skills, and advanced surgical skills, such as laparoscopic hysterectomy have been designed by faculty. Emergency obstetric drills are conducted with Anesthesia, Pediatrics and Obstetrics every week from November to May. Finally, a gynecologic laparoscopic curriculum is being developed by experts in the department.
Many residents obtain international experience. In the last year, residents have gone to Ghana, Nigeria, and Ecuador. Dr. Timothy Johnson, the Chair of OBGYN, has had a long standing relationship with Ghana and there is a continuous exchange of students and physicians between Ghana and the University of Michigan.
Finally, our department prides itself on the camaraderie between our residents, our residents and faculty, and our residents and fellows. We are a team of health care professionals striving for the best patient care, which includes continued fostering of our own skills, innovation, research and collaboration.
For more information please contact:
University of Michigan Health System
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
L4510 Women's Hospital, SPC 5276
1500 East Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109