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PGY-2 Year

Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency Programs

PGY-2 OB GYN operating roomThe second year of residency (PGY-2) is divided into six rotations: obstetrics; gynecology; gynecologic oncology; night float; ambulatory care; and ultrasound/genetics. Each rotation is one month long and each is repeated once.

Staff Gynecology
Gynecologic Oncology
Advanced Ultrasound and Genetics
Ambulatory Care
Night Float


The PGY-2 resident has the primary responsibility for managing patients on labor and delivery. The resident will learn to treat a variety of problems related to labor and is the primary surgeon for Caesarean deliveries. Supervision is by upper level residents and faculty members.

Staff Gynecology

During this rotation, the physician acquires first-hand experience with the many minor surgical procedures related to our specialty. Additionally, he/she serves as first assistant during major gynecologic operative procedures. The PGY-2 resident will learn the principles of evaluating and preparing patients for surgery.

Gynecologic Oncology

This rotation exposes the resident to an in-depth experience in the management of gynecologic malignancies. Residents are exposed to all current diagnostic and therapeutic modalities in the treatment of gynecologic cancers, in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Opportunities are available to participate in surgical procedures as a first assistant.

Advanced Ultrasound and Genetics

Extensive exposure to abdominal and vaginal ultrasound in both obstetric and gynecologic patients will form the basis of this rotation. The resident will be exposed to a variety of experiences in clinical genetics including active involvement in genetic counseling and genetic amniocentesis. Exposure to cytogenetics and molecular genetics laboratory methods is an integral part of understanding this specialty. At the conclusion of this rotation, the resident should be well versed in the field of OB-GYN ultrasound techniques and clinical perinatal genetics.

Ambulatory Care

Exposure to all aspects of caring for women in obstetrics and gynecology clinics forms the basis of this rotation. The resident will be assigned to evaluate women with pregnancy complications including diabetes, hypertensive disease, thyroid disorders and abnormal fetal growth. Women with a variety of gynecologic problems will be assigned to this resident under direct supervision of an attending physician.

Night Float

Weekday night call is a rotation beginning at 5:30 p.m. and ends at 7 a.m., Sunday - Thursday nights. Each weekend is free until Sunday evening.

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