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Program Highlights

Our Mission

It is our program’s mission to train Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents to provide the best, evidence-based care to improve the lives of our patients in our community and beyond.


  • Geographically and socioeconomically diverse population
  • Western New York’s perinatal referral center 
  • Only Level IV NICU in the region (Golisano Children’s Hospital) which offers a full range of pediatric subspecialty support
  • High risk Labor & Delivery staffed with dedicated clinical MFM faculty
  • Low risk Birth Center staffed with dedicated Academic Generalists and Certified Nurse Midwives
  • 2 hospitals – Strong Memorial (University) and Highland (Community)
  • Clinical breastfeeding medicine service
  • Robust - Ob and Gyn Ultrasound services within our department
  • Resident clinics with embedded Behavioral Health services, Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine, Social Work, Care Coordinators & Financial Care Services
  • Large volume Family Planning services
  • Center for Pelvic Pain and Vulvar Disorders
  • Adult Pelvic Health and Continence Specialties
  • Academic Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility services
  • Inpatient complex contraception service
  • URMC Gynecologic Oncology leads the state in the number of minimally invasive, robotic surgeries

Residents practicing a surgical procedure on a dummyEducation & Support

  • 96% 3 year Oral Board (Certifying Exam) Pass Rate
  • 2 week Intern Orientation with an embedded Bootcamp 
  • Yearly team building Resident Retreat
  • 4 hour protected Educational Time every Thursday morning
  • COGS - (Center for ObGyn Simulation) Robust departmental and interdepartmental simulation program 
  • Individual Communication Coaching
  • Resident Support Committee
  • Biannual Individual Meetings with the Program Director/Associate Program Director
  • FLS & Robotic Training Program
  • Class Mentoring program
  • Fellowship Bound Mentoring group
  • QI Science Curriculum
  • Scholarly Activity/Research Program culminating in a formal presentation at the end of the 3rd year

Why I chose URMC...

"URMC is an incredible place to learn and work. I am able to work with an extremely diverse, urban patient population. I am also able to receive comprehensive family planning training."

Michelle Vu, M.D.


Elective blocks are offered during the 3rd and 4th years of residency training

Residents are expected to plan an educationally-oriented elective experience designed to augment the OB/GYN curriculum offered on core rotations. The elective rotation may allow the resident to develop/obtain new skills, explore opportunities not available at URMC, or to build on knowledge and skills from the core rotations.


The Department of Obstetrics has four active fellowships: