Obstetrics & Gynecology
Rochester General Hospital
Welcome to the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program at Rochester General Hospital.
Thank you for your interest in the Obstetrics and Gynecology residency program at Rochester General Hospital. Rochester General Hospital is a teaching hospital and a member hospital of Rochester Regional Health. Our system consists of five hospitals covering a 14-county area in New York State with seamless integrated healthcare and the highest level of care for newborns, pregnant women, and women with gynecologic cancers or other health issues needing care in Women’s Health.
Our program is proud of the strong clinical rotations we are able to provide for residents. Minimally invasive surgical opportunities are the center point to our Gynecologic Surgery rotation, where residents have the opportunities to train under the mentorship of physicians in our designated AAGL Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Surgery Center and learn robotics with the newest daVinci Xi Robotic System. Our faculty and attending staff are outstanding mentors, teachers and are clinical instructors here and at the University of Rochester.
There are daily opportunities to treat a large volume of diverse patients with state of the art techniques in medicine and surgery. Our residents graduate well prepared for practice and many successfully pursue private practice with physicians in our area or fellowships in one of the subspecialties.
We look forward to meeting you.
Peter Mroz, MD
Residency Program Director
Rochester General Hospital
Our Residents are expected to develop and present a research project by the end of their third year of residency. Their research projects are presented during Resident Research Day, an event held every May, where the third year projects are judged by a selected group of attending physicians.
Weekly Didactics Schedule
Resident didactic time is protected time. By our department’s use of physician assistants, certified nurse midwives, and faculty attending physicians, our residents are able to enjoy uninterrupted education time for various academic activities every Wednesday from 8 am to 1 pm and for Grand Rounds on Thursdays from 7:30 am to 8:30 am. Didactics is not just lectures, but also includes interactive learning, CREOG quizzes, lab simulations, tumor board, written and oral board preps, animal labs, and resident retreats.
Animal Lab / Simulation Lab / Hands-On Surgical Training
Our residents get the opportunity to improve surgical skills through various animal labs, simulation training and hands-on surgical training. There are three laparoscopic training simulators for the residents to learn and brush up their laparoscopic skills. The hospital is proud of its Sahler Animal lab where residents and physicians alike practice open, laparoscopic and laser surgical techniques. Our Residents are trained on robotic surgical techniques through web based and hands-on training provided in our surgical simulation lab and on our robotic simulator. They also have regular multidisciplinary simulations with nursing, pediatrics and emergency to improve their patient care skills.
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Perinatology, Antenatal Testing and High Risk Obstetrics
The GYN Oncology Division at Rochester General Hospital is staffed by Dr. Sajeena Geevarghese, the Executive Medical Director of Gynecologic Oncology. Our residents rotate to their Gyn Onc clinics and enjoy the opportunity to learn Gyn Oncology surgical procedures and the management of critically-ill patients on the service without the competition of fellows.
Our Gyn operating room is equipped with the state of the art daVinci Robotic system and has been one of the leading hospitals in the nation regarding the number robotic surgeries done. Working together with our expert surgeons, our residents leave the program with excellent hands on training in robotic surgery.
Obstetrical Inpatient Facilities
The philosophy of the inpatient unit is a Mother-Baby Care Unit, in which mothers and their infants are encouraged to share the same hospital room. Rochester General Hospital’s Birthing Center received special recognition beginning in 2000 with its designation from the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund as the first “Baby-Friendly” hospital in New York State. In this environment, residents are encouraged and taught to promote and support breast-feeding mothers.
Pediatrics and Neonatology
The Women's Center (TWC)
The Women’s Center is where each resident follows a group of patients in a private practice setting throughout the duration of their residency. Residents see patients in their office session one half day every week during the four years of the program. An OB/GYN attending physician is present at each of the continuity practice sessions to consult with and supervise residents on a variety of clinical situations. This continuity model provides a valuable opportunity for residents to become familiar with the practical aspects of managing patients in ambulatory settings.
Residents in our program do not have a call schedule and instead follow a night float schedule. Please check the rotation schedule for details.
How to Apply
Applicants to the Rochester General Hospital Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency Program are required to apply to the program using ERAS
Deadline for Application: November 30, 2020
All first-year resident appointments are made through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). The table above lists the number of positions and NRMP number for our program.
Criteria and Requirements
- Graduates of medical schools in the United States and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee in Medical Education (LCME).
- Graduates of colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
- Graduates of medical schools outside of the United States and Canada must have a valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates prior to the residency program start date.
The following are criteria for interviewing graduates of both LCME and non-LCME approved medical schools:
- USMLE scores are an important consideration; applicants with scores of at least 220 minimum for Step 1 and 2CK are given preference and must be passed on the first attempt. Step 3 is not required for an interview but must be passed before the end of the first year of residency. For DO students, COMLEX 1 & 2 are accepted with a minimum score of 520 on COMLEX 1.
- There is no cut-off number for the maximum number of years since graduation from medical school, but applicants who have received postgraduate training or have been clinically active since medical school graduates will be given preference.
- If you graduated from a non-LCME-accredited medical school located in one country but completed one or more clinical clerkships in a different country, those clerkships must be certified under New York State Education Law. This information is not collected by the Federation Credentials Verification Service (FCVS). For each hospital in which you have completed such a clerkship, the Director of Medical Education or Department Chair must certify your completion of the clerkships.
* The hospital sponsors J1 and H-1B Visas. In the event that we are unable to secure an H1b visa, applicants must be willing to accept a J1 visa
- Applications must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)
- Applicant must participate in the National Residency Matching Process (NRMP)
- The application must be complete and available to the OB/GYN Department by the deadline of November 30th.
Benefits & Compensation
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology sponsors each chief resident for one conference a year. The department will also sponsor a resident for meetings or conferences at which the resident is presenting a paper.
Third year residents are sent to the CREOG Leadership Workshops in the Spring and our Chiefs are sent to board preparation classes in late Winter/early Spring.
Interns are provided with Williams Obstetrics, Comprehensive Gynecology and Zheng. Additional books throughout are provided as the curriculum warrants.
4 weeks of paid vacation per year
Professional Liability Insurance
Professional liability insurance is provided by Rochester General Hospital’s insurance program for activities required by the residency program.
Term Life Insurance
$10,000 employer paid coverage with option to purchase added coverage up to 4 times annual salary.
Plan for Short-term Disability
Residents are entitled to up to six months of pay in the event of any disability, compensated at 60% of the resident stipend.
Option to purchase 50-67% of pay coverage
Option to enroll in tax-deferred annuity plan.
Option to purchase one of two plans available
Free membership to state of the art Rochester Regional Health fitness center, including classes offered at the center.
Salaries are paid on a bi-weekly basis. The salaries for the 2020-2021 academic year will be:
M. Elizabeth Bostock, MD, Ph.D
Chief, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Peter Mroz, MD
Director, OBGYN Residency Program
Residency Program Coordinator
Rochester General Hospital
1425 Portland Avenue, Box 249
Rochester, NY 14621
Toll Free: 866.733.4338
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