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At the Graduate Medical Education (GME) level, the
department is accredited for five residents per year for the four year
obstetrics and gynecology residency. The residency includes training in the
depth and breadth of the specialty, including inpatient and outpatient
experiences. Particular strengths of the residency include the Ryan Family
Planning program, a variety of gynecologic surgery, training in minimally
invasive surgery, and the presence of fellowship training programs in five
Marygrace Elson, MD, MME, is the Obstetrics and Gynecology
Residency Program Director, along with Associate Program Directors, Kelly Ward,MD, and Heather Anaya, DO. Nanci Wieneke
is program coordinator.
The resident research program is coordinated by Mark Santillan, MD, PhD, and Donna Santillan, PhD.
Tuesday mornings from 7:30am-11:00am, are devoted to
resident teaching sessions which include Grand Rounds, Practice Based Learning
and Improvement (PBLI) and maternal morbidity and mortality conferences,
followed by didactic teaching presentations from a core curriculum, given by
departmental faculty, U of I faulty and guest speakers. Ethics sessions are led
by Ginny Ryan, MD, MA. Skills lab sessions are coordinated monthly by Greg Skopec, MD.
Abbey Hardy-Fairbanks, MD is the site director for the Ryan
Family Planning resident training program and provides routine presentations
throughout the year.
Each resident is required to pursue a scholarly project
while in residency, which may be a research project, an educational project, or
a quality improvement project.
Learn more about the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program
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