Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Residency Program

Educational Objectives

Dr. Shakman

The educational objective of the NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center Residency program in Obstetrics and Gynecology is to have each graduate excel in the clinical practice of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Training is broad-based, including a focus on primary care for women, while encompassing the various sub-specialties within Obstetrics and Gynecology -- Endocrinology and Infertility, Oncology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Urogynecology, Pathology and Infectious Disease.

The program trains competent surgeons that are well versed in performing the gamut of major and minor gynecological cases, including minimally invasive approaches. Every graduate is well equipped with the tools to provide comprehensive gynecological and obstetrical care to all patients.

In addition, our graduates are fully prepared to serve as consultants in the care of women for other primary care physicians in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Family Practice. Residents gain experience in all four of the recognized subspecialties (Oncology, Endocrinology-Infertility, Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Urogynecology/Pelvic Medicine) at both of the institutions through which they rotate: a world-class tertiary academic medical center (NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center), and a high level teaching community hospital (New York Hospital Queens).

The program also provides an exposure to the extensive basic science and clinical research ongoing at our institution, and aims to instill in each resident a long-term goal of continuing self education.

Meet our current residents.