The Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency at St Francis Hospital and Medical Center has a 60 year history of
training well respected practitioners. The program has evolved over the years to incorporate the latest in
technology, patient care, resident education and quality and safety measures. Our goal is to train physicians well
equipped to provide healthcare for women across the spectrum of life.
The New Beginnings Family Birthcare program provides a family centered obstetrical experience. High Risk
Obstetrics is provided by our 3 Maternal Fetal Medicine specialists in conjunction with our level III NICU. Our
gynecologic surgeons and 3 Gynecologic Oncologists utilize minimally invasive techniques whenever possible. The
department has embraced robotic surgery since it was first approved for gynecology. We currently have the latest
DaVinci Si robot with teaching console and simulation package for our comprehensive robotic training program. Our
Urogynecology division provides state of the art evaluation and treatment for pelvic floor disorders and
incontinence. The Women’s Health Center gives the residents a single site to provide continuity of care for their
patients during the four years of training. This center also has regularly scheduled subspecialty clinics for
detailed evaluation and treatment. Our Obstetrical and Gynecological Ultrasound Division provides training for our
residents as well as the University of Connecticut Radiology residents. The Ultrasound Division has state of the art
3-D imaging capability and provides diagnostic and therapeutic interventions in both obstetrics and gynecology.
Education is a departmental priority. Residents have daily conferences and weekly protected time for core
lectures. The residents also benefit from departmental conferences, simulation experiences and attending regional
conferences. Our structured resident research program helps residents prepare and present a research project during
the course of residency. Other educational resources include a reference book collection, an on site library, high
fidelity simulation center, on line internet access to many journals and databases, a generous book allowance and
financial support for attending a course as a senior.
The hospital has had extensive upgrades to the physical plant. Our labor and delivery unit, NICU and ambulatory
surgery unit are housed in a modern structure that was built in 1996. In 2011 we opened a new tower which houses
modern, state of the art operating rooms, a new emergency department and a newly renovated post anesthesia care
unit. The hospital uses a computer order entry and result system. The system also allows for viewing radiologic
images and dictated reports. An integrated electronic medical record is used for obstetrics and incorporates
antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum modules.
Our graduates enjoy a very high board pass rate, a good choice of job opportunities and the confidence of feeling
well prepared to take care of their patients.