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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.

Our residency program in obstetrics and gynecology at Loyola University Medical Center endeavors to create an academic environment that fosters individual professional development, advances surgical proficiency, promotes excellence in patient care and cultivates the life-long pursuit of medical knowledge.

Message from the Chair - Ronald K. Potkul, MD

The mission statement accurately reflects the philosophy that we at Loyola Medicine have toward the education of our young physicians in the discipline of obstetrics and gynecology. The program is structured to create an academic environment that will allow the resident to grow through a four year interval from a senior medical student to a proficient practitioner of the discipline of obstetrics and gynecology. Our program is tiered and structured throughout the four year curriculum to increase resident experience, knowledge and responsibility as the resident grows from intern to chief resident. Our faculty are nationally and internationally renowned in all the disciplines of obstetrics and gynecology with strong female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery, maternal fetal medicinereproductive endocrinology and gynecologic oncology subdivisions. Our patient base is varied and mixed. Residents have the opportunity to participate 100% in all levels of care of both private and institutionally funded patients. The environment of our resident staff and faculty is one of collegiality in which personal and professional growth and development can occur.

I am very proud of the environment we have created for education, patient care, and research within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Our graduates have broad and varied experience. Many have pursued subspecialty training programs in all the subspecialty disciplines. An equal number have pursued private practice opportunities, not only in the Chicago area, but nationally. Our graduates have been very competitive and have been able to place in prestigious fellowship programs, so that your goals and desires upon completion of residency, be they advancement in academic medicine and subspecialty fellowship training, or private practice in varied locations throughout the country, can be met by pursuing your training in our institution.

I have the firm belief that our environment fosters personal and professional development and that our graduates are outstanding additions to the community of obstetricians and gynecologists. I hope you will give our program a serious review at the time of your interview and I am looking forward to working with those of you who select the Loyola Medicine program for your training.

Obstetrics & Gynecology residency program leaders

From left to right: Ronald Potkul, MD, and Chair; Sarah Wagner, MD, Program Director; and Karen Deighan, MD, Associate Program Director

Message from the Program Directors

Dear resident applicant:

The selection of a training program will be one of the most profound and complex decisions that you will face in either your personal or professional life. As you go through the interview process, you will find that all of the programs meet nationally recognized standards, but offer very different styles of education. The training program you choose will not only affect your education, but will be the place where you will meet life-long friends and colleagues. The multi-site nature of our program permits exposure to both primary and tertiary care, offering both depth and breath of women’s health care. Our residency draws strength from quality patient activities. This creates an environment which allows all of our physicians to realize their individual potential. Our goal is to train the providers of women’s health services in competent and compassionate care.

Hopefully our web site, in concert with your interview and visit to our campus, will guide your decision in choosing a training program. Our faculty and staff are readily available to help you decide whether Loyola's educational opportunities are right for you.