The overall objectives of the program are to:
- Educate and train residents to be the best possible providers of healthcare for women for obstetrics, gynecology and primary care.
- Provide residents with a subspecialty-derived educational breadth and depth that will allow them to be effective consultants in their medical communities.
- Provide residents with the necessary education to enable them to function as primary care/primary contact physicians for women throughout their adolescent, reproductive and post-reproductive years.
- Instill and foster a spirit of professionalism, camaraderie, and teamsmanship among the residents and with the attending physicians, faculty, program director, nurses and other health care professionals.
- Offer opportunities for residents to develop professional, ethical and leadership skills that can be used during their residency and practice years.
- Qualify residents to become board-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Fellows in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
- Impart a desire for life-long learning and a willingness to assist in the education and training of new generations of medical students and residents.
Upon entry into the program, each resident is provided a "Residency Program Manual" which contains, among many other items, a detailed description of the educational learning objectives for each rotation in each training year. The program's specific learning objectives are reviewed and modified each year as needed to meet the changing clinical training needs of the residents and any new ACGME-mandated educational requirements for all programs.