Program Overview

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  • Night Float
    Night float hours are from 1730-0715 Sunday night through Thursday night. The PGY1 works directly under a PGY4 in the first half of the year and then a PGY3 or 4 in the second. Primary responsibility is for Labor/Delivery and postpartum floor non-MFM patients. As the year progresses, responsibility for incoming nurse triage calls, ER calls/consults, MFM-Gyn-Onc patients increases. Friday mornings they attend the Perinatal Conference run by MFM-NICU. 
     
  • Obstetrics
    Hours are from 0530-1730. Rounding on the postpartum patients is done before sign out at 0645. Ob residents participate in Perinatal Conference on Fridays. 
     
    In the first half of the year 2 PGY1 residents are on the OB service. They divide their responsibilities between L/D and Floor coverage. In the second half of the year only one PGY1 is on the OB service to cover both. 
     
    Responsibilities include managing patients in L/D under the PGY4. Triage, admissions, labor/delivery, recovery, and primary c-sections are covered by one of the interns. The floor responsibilities include postpartum magnesium patients, postpartum patients, circumcisions, tubal ligations, contraception counseling, pp depression screening, and breast feeding issues.
      
  • Oncology
     The average day is 12 hours. The intern is the junior on this service in the second half of the year. Rounds are done on inpatients with the PGY4. One-two days a week are spent in the OR. The intern does scrub on major cases. One-two days a week are spent in clinic with the PGY4 and attending. Pathology rounds are done on a regular basis.
  • Gynecology
    The average day is 12 hours. It starts with rounds with the team and the attendings before the OR at 0730. The interns are responsible for making sure the preoperative notes and orders are written the night prior to the surgery. The intern is expected to scrub for majors and participate in minors. The intern rotates weekly at the HOSC (outpt surgery site). The intern shares the work in preparation for the Monday Gyn disposition conference. 
     
  • Harrisburg
    In the second half of the year interns spend one rotation here. The hours vary depending on whether covering night float, L/D, or clinic. Occasionally they might cover the OR. The hospital has approximately 5000 deliveries a year. The clinic service patients comprise about 1200 of these. Residents assist the private services on c-sections. They also work closely with the MFM service. 
     
    On L/D, you manage the floor under the direction of the in house attending. There is no senior resident. 

    The clinic portion of the rotation is routine obstetrics and gynecology. Colposcopy and office LEEP are performed with the attendings.

     
  • Office
    This rotation is one block in the first half of the year and is the introduction to office obstetrics and gynecology. You work with attendings, midlevel providers, residents, and staff to learn the office setting and patient care. This includes obstetrics, gynecology, MIS, uro-gynecology, vulvadynia, acute visits, phone triage, and office procedures. (LEEP, hysteroscopy, IUD/Implanon insertion, endometrial biopsy, colposcopy)
     

  • Oncology
    The average day is 12 hours. The PGY2 is the junior on this service in the first half of the year. Rounds are done on inpatients with the PGY4. One-two days a week are spent in the OR. The junior does scrub on major cases. One-two days a week are spent in clinic with the PGY4 and attending. Pathology rounds are done on a regular basis.
     
  • Harrisburg 
    The hours vary depending on whether covering night float, L/D, or clinic. Occasionally you cover the OR. The hospital has approximately 5000 deliveries a year. The clinic service patients comprise about 1200 of these. Residents assist the private services on c-sections. You also work closely with the MFM service. 
     
    On L/D, you manage the floor under the direction of the in house attending. There is no senior resident.  The clinic portion of the rotation is routine obstetrics and gynecology. Colposcopy and office LEEP are performed with the attendings.
     
  • REI 
    This rotation is done in the second half of the year. The average day is 8-9 hours. It begins with assisting on IVF chores and working into the daily am US session. You assist with artificial reproductive techniques such as IUI, oocyte retrievals, and embryo transfers. The remainder of the day is spent in the outpatient sessions with new and return patients one on one with the attending. Block OR time is Wednesday where you assist the four attendings. Cases are mostly laparoscopic/hysteroscopic with occasional open myomectomies.
     
  • MFM
    The average day is 12 hours. Rounds on the antepartum MFM service are done before OB sign out at 0645. You meet up with the OB team to update them on your service and get any night float feedback. Formal rounds are then done with the fellows and/or the attending of the day. Office hours start at 0800 on most days of the week. Responsibilities include seeing the return patients and interpreting non-stress tests. Time is also spent with the genetic counselor. Common areas to learn include diabetes management-gestational and pre-gestational, hypertension, coagulopathies, and newly diagnosed anomalies. You are responsible for presenting part of the Perinatal Conference on Fridays. There is a Monday morning conference with the MFM group to present and discuss current and new patients. You will work with the PGY3 MFM resident as your senior as well as with the fellows and attendings.
     
  • Outpatient 
    The hours are from 0800-1800. You work with a PGY4 to assist in outpatient coverage. Your primary responsibility is to work with the phone triage LPN in addressing patient needs. You have the ability to see 4 to 10 patients on average daily for the acute needs. ER follow-up appointments and new gyn consults are built into your schedule. You work directly with the continuity attending of the day whose only responsibility is to help resident with their outpatient roles. You attend a weekly meeting with the Program Director, Assistant PD, and Residency Coordinator to discuss topics and give input to the program. You have 4 hours of protected time weekly for research endeavors.

  • Harrisburg
    The hours vary depending on whether covering night float, OR, or clinic. Occasionally you cover L/D. The hospital has approximately 5000 deliveries a year. The clinic service patients comprise about 1200 of these.  Residents assist the private services on c-sections. You also work closely with the MFM service. 
     
    Your main role is to work in the OR with the service patient cases as your primary. You also work with the private attendings, including oncology, for their various cases. The clinic portion of the rotation is routine obstetrics and gynecology. Colposcopy and office LEEP are performed with the attendings.
     
  • REI
    This rotation is done in the first half of the year. The average day is 8-9 hours. It begins with assisting on IVF chores and working into the daily am US session. You assist with artificial reproductive techniques such as IUI, oocyte retrievals, and embryo transfers. The remainder of the day is spent in the outpatient sessions with new and return patients one on one with the attending. Block OR time is Wednesday where you work with the four attendings. Cases are mostly laparoscopic/hysteroscopic with occasional open myomectomies. Your level of participation and involvement increases as your exposure and educational level increases.
     
  • MFM
    The average day is 12 hours. Rounds on the antepartum MFM service are done before OB sign out at 0645. You meet up with the OB team to update them on your service and get any night float feedback. Formal rounds are then done with the fellows and/or the attending of the day. Office hours start at 0800 on most days of the week. Responsibilities include working directly with the fellows and attendings on the new consults and ultrasound. Time is also spent with the genetic counselor. You will cover L/D 1-2 days a week when the MFM attendings cover. You are responsible for presenting part of the Perinatal Conference on Fridays. There is a Monday morning conference with the MFM group to present and discuss current and new patients. You will supervise and guide PGY2 MFM resident and work directly with the fellows and attendings.
     
  • Gynecology
    The average day is 12 hours. This begins with rounds before the 0730 OR begins. OR cases come from continuity, MIS, Urogynecology, and Womens Health. Your primary role will be with MIS including office time for pre and post-op patients as well as new consults. You will share the work in preparation for the Monday Gyn disposition conference. You will also cover the in-house and ER consults. Your responsibilities include progression on your surgical skills, overseeing the PGY1, and medical student teaching. 
     
  • Night Float
    Night float hours are from 1730-0715 Sunday through Thursday. You will be the L/D coverage for the Perinatal Conference, although if the floor is quiet you attend the conference. This will be in the second half of the year.
     
    Your responsibilities include being the back up for the PGY1 for floor, L/D, and phone. You will see the ER consultations and in-house consultations.
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  • Elective
    This is designed for the second half of the year for one block. This allows time for fellowship needs, increased training in any deficient areas, increased training in a desired area, or travel abroad for third world medicine.
     

  •  Gynecology
    The average day is 12 hours. This begins with rounds before the 0730 OR begins. OR cases come from continuity, MIS, Urogynecology, and Women’s Health. Your primary role will be with all areas to increase your surgical skills as a Chief Resident. You will work in the outpatient with urogynecology and MIS. You will share the work in preparation for the Monday Gyn disposition conference. You will also cover the in-house and ER consults when needed.. Your responsibilities include progression on your surgical skills, overseeing the PGY1 and 3, and medical student teaching.
     
  • Night Float
    Night float hours are from 1730-0715 Sunday through Thursday. You will be the L/D coverage for the Perinatal Conference, although if the floor is quiet you attend the conference. This will be in the first half of the year.

    Your responsibilities include supervising and teaching the PGY1 as they learn L/D. You also teach the medical students. You cover the MFM floor, inpatient GYN and ONC services, phone triage, and ER consults.
       
  •  Oncology
    The average day is 12 hours. Rounds are done on inpatients with the PGY2/1. One-two days a week are spent in the OR. You scrub on all major cases. One-two days a week are spent in clinic with the PGY2/1 and attending. Pathology rounds are done on a regular basis.
     
  • Obstetrics
    The average day is 12 hours. You come in to help the MFM service, Night Float senior, and PGY1 residents with any patient care rounds. You round on the Womens Health antepartum patients. OB sign out is at 0645. Your main responsibility is to teach the PGY1 L/D and post partum floor. You also teach the medical students. You continue your training on high risk management in L/D, operative vaginal delivery, and operative obstetrics. You will run sign out at 1730. There is a Perinatal Conference on Fridays.
     
  • Float
    The hours for this rotation vary depending on the service covered. This rotation is during the second half of the year. You will cover service and office needs including resident vacations, illness, and maternity leaves. You might even be “lucky” enough to be an intern again.  
     
  • Outpatient
    The average day is from 0800-1800. You work with the PGY2 on outpatient to help them increase their acute visit and phone triage skills. You will have a weekly colposcopy/leep clinic, cdc pap clinic, gynecology clinic, and acute clinic. You will run the Monday and Thursday ICC Obstetric session with the Chair. You will supervise the twice weekly medical student clinic. There is one half day allotted for phone calls and catch up of clinical duties.