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Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology holds education to be an integral part of our professional commitment as full time faculty. Each member of the faculty contributes to the wide variety of programs focused ultimately on improving the quality of patient care.

The resident training program provides a four-year experience involving a variety of educational opportunities. Direct supervision in the clinics and operating room, mentorship and emphasis on lifelong learning and ethical decision making are important responsibilities of the full and part time faculty.

Medical Students rotating through the program receive excellent exposure to the fundamentals of an exam and management of important core ob-gyn conditions.

Please enjoy our residency program video.

Clinical Research Education Study Teams (CREST)

Most ob-gyn residents will perform little if any research in their career; however, they will all be consumers of research in order to update their practice patterns. Typically, research education is not standardized and is often variably supervised during residency, due to the traditional one-to-one matching of resident to mentor. The CREST program is designed to fill gaps in this important educational process.

Program Overview:

In the Loyola Ob/Gyn residency program, research education is directed as a cohort, defined by the year of residency (first year, second year, etc.) Each resident team is matched with two clinical research facilitators and this team meets monthly for approximately one hour for all four years of residency. The study team will select, design and implement one (or more) clinical research projects. Highly functioning teams are likely to answer multiple research questions, ensuring first author publications and/or presentations for each team member.

The CREST program allows each resident to experience the synergy necessary for modern clinical research and facilitates many other professional traits that the Loyola program teaches (teamwork, collegiality, cooperation). Because each class of residents is a research team, no one is working alone, and the likelihood of a successful study is higher.

Projects move from quite simple to more complex as the skills and enthusiasm of the cohort study team progresses. Thus, each resident will have several high-quality publications (with concomitant presentations) on their CV upon completion of the LUMC residency training program.

The CREST program has been in effect for 10 years. As a result, there have been 55 scholarly products since the program's inception in 2008. The average number of scholarly products per resident class is 6.38.

Following are a few of the peer reviewed publications that are a result of the CREST program:

  • Feinberg E, Westbay L, Hirshfeld-Cytron J,Niederberger C, Uhler M, Increasing access to fertility care through creation of a private foundation: the Chicago experience | Fertility and Sterility Dialog, Oct 02, 201
  • Jacks RD, Keller TJ, Nelson A, Nishimura MI, White P, Iwashima M6, Cell Intrisic Characteristics of Human Cord Blood Naïve CD4 T Cells, Immunol Lett. 2018 Jan;193:51-57. doi: 10.1016/j.imlet.2017.11.011. Epub 2017 Nov 24. PMID: 29180044 PMCID: PMC5751702 [Available on 2019-01-01] DOI: 10.1016/j.imlet.2017.11.011
  • Harkenrider MM, Surucu M, Harmon G, Mysz M, Shea S, Yacoub J, Goldberg A, Liotta M, Winder M, Potkul R, Roeske JC, Small Jr W.  Early Outcomes and Impact of a Hybrid IC/IS Applicator for a New MRI-Based Cervical Brachytherapy Program. Brachytherapy. 2018 Jan - Feb;17(1):187-193. doi: 10.1016/j.brachy.2017.09.010. Epub 2017 Oct 28. PMID: 29089277
  • Goodman J, Peck JD, Landmann A, Williams M, Elimian A. An Evaluation of Nutritional and Vasoactive Stimulants as Risk Factors for Gastroschisis: A Pilot Study. J Mat Fet Neo Med. 2018:https://doi.org/10.1080/14767058.2018.1433657
  • Graziano SC, McKenzie ML, Abbott JF, Buery-Joyner SD, Craig LB, Dalrymple JL, Forstein DA, Hampton BS, Page-Ramsey SM, Pradhan A, Wolf A, Hopkins L. Barriers and Strategies to Engaging Our Community-Based Preceptors. Teach Learn Med, Mar 26 Epub ahead of print, PMID 29578818.
  • Lullo J, Ethington E, Arshanapalli A, Reserve J, Jiang A, Adams W, Graziano S, Tung R. Incidence of androgenic dermatological side effects following placement of a levonorgestrel intrauterine device for menorrhagia: A survey based study. J Am Acad Dermatol 2017; Dec 26 Epub ahead of print, PMID 29288103.
  • Hopkins L, Hampton BS, Abbott JF, Buery-Joyner SD, Craig LB, Dalrymple JL, Forstein DA, Graziano SC, McKenzie ML, Pradhan A, Wolf A, Page-Ramsey SM. To the Point: Medical Education, Technology and the Millennial Learner. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2018; 218(2): 188-192, PMID 28599897.
  • Perception of posthysterectomy cystoscopy training in obstetrics and gynecology residency programs. Jacobs K, Hernandez L, Thomas Tn, Waddell L, Kavic S, Graziano S. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2015 Mar-Apr;21(2):66-9. PMID:25349938
  • Surgical pain control with ropivacaine by atomized delivery (Spray); A randomized controlled trial. Collins G, Gadzinski J, Fitzgerald G, Sheran J, Wagner S, Edelstein S, Mueller E. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2015 Aug 1.PMID:26241686
  • Assessment of bowel function in the peripartum period. Graziano S, Murphy D, Braginsky L, Horwitz J, Kennedy V, Burkett D, Kenton K. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2014 Jan;289(1):23-7. PMID: 23764932
  • Use of Electronic Health Record-Based Tools to Improve Appropriate Use of the Human Papillomavirus Test in Adult Women. Broach V, Day L, Barenberg B, Huang S, Kenton K, White P.  J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2013 Aug 16. PMID: 23959296
  • Ambulation of hospitalized gynecologic surgical patients: a randomized controlled trial.Liebermann M, Awad M, Dejong M, Rivard C, Sinacore J, Brubaker L. Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Mar;121(3):533-7. PMID: 23635615

Mock Ob/Gyn Resident Rotation Schedule

Month

PGY-1

 PGY-2

PGY-3

PGY-4

July

SICU

Oncology

MFM

L Gyn

August

Oncology

Oncology

MFM

L Gyn

September

Oncology

Oncology

L Obstetrics

L Gyn

October

L Ob/NF

REI

FPMRS

L Ob/NF

November

Ultrasound

L Ob/NF

FPMRS

Ambulatory

December

L OB/NF

L Obstetrics

L Gyn NF

L Ob/NF

January

L Gyn

L Gyn NF

Ambulatory/Gyn

Oncology

February

L Gyn

Ambulatory/Gyn

L OB/NF

Oncology

March

L Gyn

MFM

UIC FP

Oncology

April

L Obstetrics

UIC FP

Oncology/Ambulatory

L Obstetrics

May

L Obstetrics

UIC FP

L Gyn NF

L Obstetrics

June

L ED

FPMRS

Elective/Global Health**

REI

L Gyn- Loyola Benign Gynecology rotation
L Obstetrics - Loyola Obstetrical Service rotation
L OB/NF - Loyola Obstetrical Night Float Service rotation
L Gyn NF – Loyola Gynecology Night Float rotation
L ED – Emergency Department

FPMRS - Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery rotation
MFM - Maternal-Fetal Medicine rotation
Oncology - Gynecologic Oncology rotation
REI - Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility rotation
SICU – Surgical Intensive Care Unit rotation at Loyola
UIC FP - University of Illinois Family Planning rotation
Ultrasound – Obstetrical ultrasound rotation under supervision of MFM attendings

** For those residents who sign up for the global health program.

University House Officer Benefits:

2018 Stipends

  • PGY 1   $57,400
  • PGY 2   $61,300
  • PGY 3   $63,300
  • PGY 4   $66,200

Paid Time Off
Residents are eligible for 15 paid business days.

Educational Leave
One week (5 working days) of approved educational leave annually, to be scheduled by mutual agreement with Program Directors

Sick Leave
12 days with stipend annually, non-accruable

Family Medical Leave
Must use accrued leave for maternity absence, additional time may be taken up to 12 weeks as unpaid leave at discretion of Program Directors

Insurance Coverage

  • Health Insurance/ Dental Insurance
  • Basic Life Insurance Disability Insurance
  • Accident Insurance
  • Vision plans

Malpractice Coverage
Professional medical liability coverage provided through University self-insurance program

Workmen's Compensation
Workmen's compensation provide under laws of State of Illinois

Occupational Health
Physical exam/laboratory tests provided upon employment. Vaccinations and occupational health services available upon request.

Personal Counseling
Confidential, professional counseling is available through the university-wide Employee Assistance Program.

Other Employee Services

  • Retirement Savings Plans
  • Flexible Spendings Accounts
  • Hyatt Legal Plan
  • Credit Union

Loyola Center for Fitness
The on-site Fitness Center provides the residents with a discounted monthly membership.

Departmental Resident Benefits:

Lab Coats
Labs coats and laundry service provided

On-Call Benefits
Customary hospital lodging and meals provided

Junior Fellow Dues
Annual Junior Fellow dues for the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology are provided.

Textbooks
The department purchases interns  9 new textbooks at the start of their training to be used throughout residency.

Residents

PGY 4s

       

Alison Dixon, MD

Matthew Tipton, MD

Lauren Westbay, MD
 
 

PGY 3s

       

Rebecka Bogue, MD

Callie Hurtt, MD

Lindsey McAlarnen, MD

Sereen Nashif, MD
 

PGY 2s

       
Danielle Krause, MD
Danielle Krause, MD
Emily Malling, MD
Emily Malling, MD
Mary Margaret McKenna, MD
Mary Margaret McKenna, MD
Priya Patel, MD
Priya Patel, MD
 

PGY 1s

       
Margaret Kistner, MD
Margaret Kistner, MD
Abigail Otto, MD
Abigail Otto, MD
Elyse Schultz, MD
Elyse Schultz, MD
Anne Tjaden, MD
Anne Tjaden, MD