Welcome to the residency program in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University. Training in our ACGME accredited program offers exposure to the full range of obstetric and gynecologic subspecialties, while maintaining a focus on the primary care aspects of our specialty. Our sixteen full time faculty members include two Maternal Fetal Medicine specialists, one Gynecologic Oncologist, a Urogynecologist board certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, a Reproductive Endocrinologist and a Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecologist. Our faculty is complemented by volunteer clinical faculty members who actively participate in the education of residents and medical students. Residency at Marshall provides a wealth of clinical experience. Our department does not offer fellowships, thus allowing residents to serve as the primary caregivers for patients on the subspecialty services. Cabell Huntington Hospital serves as the primary training site for our residents. This facility is the tri-state area's largest provider of obstetrical, neonatal and gynecologic care.
Subspecialty care is provided at several facilities located on the Cabell Huntington campus. The Perinatal Center provides the resident physicians with exposure to prenatal diagnosis and ultrasound, genetic counseling, and evaluation of fetal health. Women with pregnancies complicated by hypertension receive specialized care in the Maternal Hypertension Center and the Maternal Addiction Recovery Center is incorporated into our High Risk Obstetrics Clinic. The Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center allows our physicians to provide care for gynecologic malignancies in a state of the art facility. The Center for Advanced Reproductive Medicine exposes the resident to assisted reproductive technologies including in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). Our program also utilizes St. Mary's Medical Center and the Cabell Huntington Surgery Center to provide benign gynecologic procedural opportunities. Minimally invasive surgery, including vaginal surgery, is emphasized and all residents complete a robotic surgery curriculum prior to graduation.
As you explore our program, you will see that we are truly committed to medical education. Faculty is either scrubbed or immediately available for all surgical procedures and patient encounters to provide education and supervision. The faculty includes three graduates of the APGO Academic Leaders and Scholars program and one graduate of the APGO Surgical Skills program. Residents are scheduled one half day per week of protected academic time. We easily comply with the American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) duty hour requirements through use of a night float system. A laparoscopic skills lab is located in the Graduate Medical Education Resident Wellness Center. Resident physicians have 24/7 access to the lab to practice their surgical skills and all residents take the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Skills (FLS) exam in their second year.
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