Conferences, Didactics, and Academic Opportunities

Monday Morning Didactic Session

  • Held each Monday from 7-10am in the third floor classroom at KMH-WTD
  • Protected educational time for both the residents and medical students on service
  • Lecture schedule is based on the ACOG publication “Educational Objectives – Core Curriculum in Obstetrics and Gynecology” (most current edition) and the ACOOG and AOA requirements for residency training

ACOG Compendium Review

  • Held both during Monday morning didactics as well as occasionally held during the workday at the Washington Township division under the direction of the chief resident in concert with the attending physician
  • Occur approximately every 6 weeks during didactics and weekly to bi-weekly throughout the year when done during the workday

Morbidity and Mortality Review

  • Purpose: to review cases with major complications or maternal/fetal mortality and occasionally to review a case with minor complications that is worthy of discussion
  • Occur approximately quarterly during Monday didactic session
  • All senior residents will present at least once
  • Presentation comprised of an approximately 20-30 minute case presentation which will include a critical analysis of the care in the case. This is to be followed by a 30-40 minute period of discussion.
  • The attending responsible for the case that is presented is to be invited in writing at least one week prior

Cesarean Section Review

  • Purpose: to review the cesarean sections that occur at our hospital and analyze them for their compliance with ACOG guidelines for appropriate indications for c-section
  • Occur approximately quarterly during Monday didactic session
  • Junior residents will be the primary presenters
  • Presentation consists of reviewing the delivery log from the prior two months for c-section rate (both prime and repeat section rates are to be noted) and to extract 1-2 interesting cases for discussion (usually prime sections who were laboring). A brief clinical review of events leading to the c-section must be presented and maternal and neonatal outcomes should be included. The resident will thoroughly present the cases and allow the group to critically review them.
  • The attendings responsible for the cases that are presented are to be invited in writing at least one week prior

Clinical Case Presentations

  • Purpose: to academically review a clinical scenario from patient presentation through treatment and follow up
  • Occur approximately quarterly during Monday didactic session
  • Upper level residents present in a standardized format
  • Occasionally infrmal case reviews are led by the Attending Physicians during Monday didactics as well

Gabbe Club

  • Purpose: to have all residents read the majority of an Obstetrics text book over the course of their residency
  • Occur bimonthly either during Monday morning didactics OR in the evenings at the discretion of the program director
  • Residents are expected to have completely read the chapter that is assigned and will be graded on the level of their preparedness
  • A Socratic review of the chapter will occur over 1-2 hours

TeLinde Club

  • Purpose: to have all residents read the majority of a Gynecologic Surgery text book over the course of their residency
  • Occur bimonthly either during Monday morning didactics OR in the evenings at the discretion of the program director
  • Residents are expected to have completely read the chapter that is assigned and will be graded on the level of their preparedness
  • A Socratic review of the chapter will occur over 1-2 hours

REI Club

  • Purpose: to increase the residents' knowledge of REI by a review of a chapter from a major textbook or accepted source from the literature
  • Meetings occur monthly from September through May in the evenings (usually the first Tues or Wed of each month)
  • Attending Physicians from either South Jersey Fertility or ROWAN SOM faculty lead the discussion of an assigned chapter from Speroff or any other supplemental readings they deem necessary

Journal Club

  • Purpose: To learn to critically evaluate the literature
  • Occur monthly in the evening hours in either the home of an Attending Physician or at Washington Township Hospital
  • All residents will present at least once
  • An attending preceptor much be selected by the resident presenting and the article approved by that attending before it is released
  • The Journal Club Template must be completed and turned in to the attending preceptor at least 3 days in advance of the journal club
  • Presentation should include a 15-20 minute review of the article with comment on type of study, study design, and statistical analysis
  • The presentation is to be followed by a discussion of the article/topic led by the resident
  • Only research articles from the major journals are acceptable – no review articles or meta-analyses are to be presented.

High Risk Rounds

  • Purpose: To coordinate care for the high risk obstetrical patients that will deliver at KMH-WTD
  • Occur every other month during Monday morning didactics
  • Led by Dr. Keith Williams, ROWAN SOM Dept. Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Attended by residents, medical students on rotation, attending physicians from both UMDNJ and Kennedy FHC, and the staff of both Kennedy Family Health Centers
  • Medical students/residents/clinic attending present cases from the high risk list and Dr. Williams leads the discussion of the care plan for that patient

Advanced Practice Strategies Fetal Heart Tone Modules

Purpose:

  • To complete a nationally standardized module on the interpretation of fetal heart tone tracings
  • To be completed by all residents by the end of the second rotation of their first year of training
  • All residents are required to register online and turn in their certificate of completion to the Program Director by the date above

Challenger Program

Purpose:

  • To nationally standardize Osteopathic Ob/Gyn Residency curriculum
  • Customized online program with multiple modules in each of the major disciplines of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Residents are required to read two modules each month and complete the corresponding quiz
  • By the end of training, the resident will have read the vast majority of the modules and will be well prepared for the national board exam

Tufts Online Course

  • Online modules used to educate residents in the Core Competencies: Professionalism, Practice Based Learning and Improvement, Systems Based Practice, and Patient Care
  • Will be completed during the first year of training
  • Completion certificates to be turned in to the GME Department

Cloud Computer at www.google.com

Purpose:

  • To supplement the resident’s education via articles, podcasts, videos, websites, and power point presentations
  • A host of academic resources will be found on the website in a private cloud computers as noted above
  • The residency academic and didactic calendar will also be found on the Google site

Cadaver Lab

  • Once yearly, a cadaver will be dissected by a senior resident and a review of pelvic anatomy is performed
  • Occur during Monday morning didactics at the Stratford Campus Academic Center

Ethicon Laproscopic Pig Lab

  • Once yearly the residents are invited to attend an Ethicon sponsored pig lab
  • Usually occur on a Saturday morning in the Fall or Spring or during Monday didactics if the schedule permits
  • Live pig is anesthetized and laparoscopic procedures are performed by the residents with guidance from the University attendings

Laparoscopic Simulator

  • There is a full Laparoscopic Simulation Center at KUH - Stratford which is used during Monday didactics on a quarterly basis to run through basic techniques
  • An FLS Trainer is housed on the floor at KUH-Washington Township for use at any time day or night while the resident is on service
  • Small simulators that can be utilized with one’s own laptop for practice at home are available to be signed out from the Residency Director’s office

CREOG Exam

  • National in-service exam taken by all MD and DO Ob/Gyn residents
  • Usually the third Friday and Saturday in January
  • Each resident is expected to score at the mean for their PGY year
  • If the resident scores one Standard Deviation below the mean then he/she has 3 months to remediate and retake a full practice board exam on the Challenger site where he/she must score at least 70%
  • If the resident again scores below the expectation then he/she will be required to either
  • Use one week of vacation and take a review course at his or her own expense
  • Take one week of unpaid leave to take a review course at his or her own expense
  • If a Fourth year resident falls more than one standard deviation below the mean then he or she will be required to meet with the Program Director to create a structured Written Boards study plan

Ultrasound Course

Purpose:

  • To learn hands on basic obstetric and gynecologic ultrasound techniques
  • Dr. Keith Williams, ROWAN SOM Department of MFM, gives basic lectures on US and leads hands on workshops with live models AND/OR
  • The Thomas Jefferson University One Day Ultrasound Course is taken jointly with the Drexel Ob/Gyn Residency at Hahnemann Hospital.

Resident Research Project

  • Each Osteopathic Ob/Gyn resident is required to complete and present a research project by the end of their training program
  • See AOA Basic Standards for Training in ObGyn for full details
  • ACOOG requires that the research be at minimum a retrospective chart review
  • ROWAN SOM residents are required to submit their research for formal presentation – an example of this would be the MEFACOOG Poster Presentation Contest at the Annual ACOOG Convention or the Rowan SOM Research Day

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