Education and Research

In 2022, our residency program achieved designation as a Ryan Residency Training Program, which is a national initiative to integrate and enhance family planning training into Ob/Gyn residency programs. We joined approximately 100 other residency programs that also have achieved Ryan Program designation.

There is full-time staff participation in the subspecialty conferences, Quality Assurance Conference, Grand Rounds, Resident Lecture Series, and Journal Conferences. These conferences emphasize literature review and current research in the clinical areas under discussion.

Formal didactics consist of both a variety of morning conferences (listed below) and a bi-weekly, four-hour Friday lecture series. These Friday lecture series are organized by the Program Directors and given by faculty Attendings and Fellows to cover a variety of general and subspecialty topics.

Weill Cornell Physicians

Additional conferences are as follows:

  • Daily morning rounds on Obstetrics with Attendings and Fellows
  • Grand Rounds (weekly)
  • Quality Assurance Conference (weekly)
  • Oncology Tumor Board (weekly)
  • Fetal Heart Monitoring Conference (weekly)
  • Resident Chapter Review Series (weekly)
  • Neonatology Conference with MFM and NICU Attendings (weekly)
  • Evidence Based Lecture Series* (Queens, weekly)
  • Gyn Pathology Conference* (Queens, weekly)
  • Ethics conference (monthly)
  • MFM Journal Club (monthly)
  • Quality Assurance Conference (monthly)

Research Opportunities

Myriad dynamic clinical and basic research are ongoing at both NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Queens Hospital. Residents are encouraged to pursue research throughout the course of their training under the mentorship of a diverse and successful academic faculty. Many of our Residents have published in peer-reviewed journals and participated in oral and poster presentations at national conferences, including the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), the Society for Gynecologic Oncology (SGO), the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM), and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).

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Chiefs' Day

During their training, each Resident must complete an original research project under the direction of a faculty sponsor. At the end of their fourth year, these projects are presented to the department at The Robert Sassoon Chief Residents' and Fellows' Research Symposium and are evaluated by a Visiting Professor.