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Residency Didactics

Friday afternoon is Friday School. Residents in the metropolitan New Orleans return to main campus for didactic teachings on Friday afternoon. Residents from distant sites participate via Zoom. Didactic sessions include seminars, lectures and simulation trainings

Residency Work Hours

The Tulane OB/GYN Residency Program is in compliance with the work hour requirement as set forth by ACGME.

  • Clinical and educational work hours must be limited to no more than 80 hours per week, averaged over a four-week period, inclusive of all in-house clinical and educational activities, clinical work done from home and all moonlighting
  • Residents should have eight hours off between scheduled clinical work and education periods
  • Residents must have at least 14 hours free of clinical work and education after 24 hours of in-house call
  • Residents must be scheduled for a minimum of one day in seven free of clinical work and required education (when averaged over four weeks). At-home call cannot be assigned on these free days
  • Residents may not work more than 24 consecutive hours in-house, exclusive of post-call handoff

At Tulane, for hospitals that require residents to be in-house, we created two resident shifts to cover the 24 hour in-house duty: a day team and a night float team. Therefore, our residents do not have 24 hour consecutive hours in-house call.

Home calls are instituted at other hospitals that do not require residents to be in-house.

GOLDEN WEEKEND - Approximately twice every four-week block!

Program Benefits

  • Health Insurance: Provided at no cost to you through United Healthcare. You may purchase family health coverage at reasonable rates. You may purchase optional dental coverage for you and your family.
  • Life, Disability and Malpractice Insurance Coverage: Provided at no cost to you. Professional liability coverage is provided while rendering service in any one of the affiliated hospitals within the program.
  • Vacation and Sick Leave: Residents receive 3 - 4 weeks of vacation time (depending on PGY) and 2 weeks of sick time each academic year. Unused vacation and sick time cannot be carried over into subsequent years. 
  • Parking: Free facility parking during each rotation.
  • Meals: Meal tickets are provided to a house officer when on call.
  • Pagers & Lab Coats: Free to all residents
  • Childcare: Childcare is offered to residents and Tulane staff through Kidopolis

Resident Research

2019 Annual Scientific Resident Presentations:

  • Fetal Growth Restriction at Term: Outcomes After Labor Induction
  • Exploring Disparity in Obstetric Outcomes in New Orleans
  • Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Screening, Treatment, and Outcomes in Women with Cervical Carcinoma
  • Fertility Preservation in Gynecologic Malignancy
  • Family Planning Attitudes of OB/GYN Providers
  • Skin Incsision to Delivery: Is Time of the Essence?

2018 Annual Scientific Resident Presentations:

  • Skin Incision to Delivery: Is Time of the Essence?
  • Gabapentin in Post Cesarean Pain Management
  • Maternal Thrombocytopenia: How Risky Is It?
  • Unexpected Newborn Transfer to NICU - A Baby-Friendly Hospital Experience!
  • Doe the Modern Labor Curve Prevent Primary Cesarean Delivery?
  • Azithromycin Versus Erythromycin in the Management of PPROM

2017 Annual Scientific Resident Presentations:

  • Rotational Thromboelastometry (ROTEM) and Predicting Postpartum Hemorrhage
  • Which is More Predictive of Macrosomia: Maternal Obesity or Diabetes?
  • Advanced Cervical Dilation: How Immiment is Delivery?
  • Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening in Women with Substance Use Disorders
  • Incidence and Mortality from Malignancy in Women with HIV and Cervical Dysplasia

2016 Annual Scientific Resident Presentations:

  • Advanced Cervical Dilation: How Imminent is Delivery?
  • Twin Prengnacy: To Stitch or Not to Stitch?
  • Emergency Department Visits After Childbirth: A Need to Reasses Postpartum Care?
  • OB/GYN Resident Confidence Addressing Patients' Breastfeeding Questions and Concerns
  • Risk Factors for Adverse Prengnacy and Neonatal Outcomes in New Orleans

2015 Annual Scientific Resident Presenations:

  • Unexpected Newborn Transfer to NICU - A Baby-Friendly Hospital Experience!
  • Factors Predicting Latency Period in Women with Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes (PPROM)
  • The Sixth Vital Sign: Distress in Patients Receiving Cancer Therapy in an Ethnically Diverse Population
  • Patient Compliance with Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Administered Immediately Postpartum Versus Interval Postpartum: A Preliminary Study
  • Are the Modern Labor Curves Helping to Provent Primary Cesarean Section?
  • Should the 39 Week Rule Apply to Repeat Cesarean Delivery for Uncomplicated Pregnancy?

Global Health Training

Medical Mission Trip to Nicaragua

Global Health rotation through New Orleans Medical Mission is available for our residents to participate in as part of their elective rotation. Cost for the global health trip is partially or fully funded by our department, depending on the location of the medical mission. 

Resident Wellness

Our program institutes several innovations to mitigate burnout. Some examples include:

  • "The 2-hours of sunshine": when one resident from each team is able to leave work 2 hours early and to use that time to enhance their well-being
  • The institution of administrative time so that residents can catch up on their administrative duties
  • The Tulane GME allows each resident 4 half-days per year of excused absences to fulfill wellness activities including doctors appointments and otherwise. These are in addition to their standard days-off per week.
  • Our program participates in the CREOG wellness week activities

Other wellness activities include giving back to the community. 

  • Habitat for Humanity: Every year, our alumni, faculty and residents gather in New Orleans when the weather is beautiful to help build a house in our community. It is a great chance to get outside and breath, work of that stress with a hammer or saw, hear what former residents ar doing with their lives and get to see attendings outside their element.
  • Holiday Gift for the Homeless: During the winter break, our residents go shopping for family and friends as well as for the community. Each year, residents purchase gifts to be delivered to the homeless at the Ozanam Inn Shelter.

Program Graduates - Where Do They Go From Here?

Our graduates have excelled in the areas of academia and private practice of both general obstetrics and gynecology and the subspecialties. Eighty percent have entered general private practice; 10% in academic medicine; 10% in practices affiliated with teaching hospitals. Our alumnae are practicing obstetrics and gynecology across the United States. A few of our recent graduate career destinations include:

  • Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship, York Hospital, York, PA
  • Kaiser South San Francisco on the gynecology surgery track (affiliated with Kaiser San Francisco residency and USCF medical students)
  • Private practice in General OB/GYN, Minnesota
  • OB/GYN generalist attending at an academic community hosptial, Chicago, IL
  • Privatce practice in General OB/GYN, West Palm Beach, FL
  • Private practice in General OB/GYN, Montana
  • Private practice in General OB/GYN, Atlanta, GA
  • Private practice in General OB/GYN, Kaiser Permanente Medical Group, California
  • Private practice in General OB/GYN, New York
  • Private practice in General OB/GYN, Califnoria
  • Academic medicine, Tulane School of Medicine, Dept. of OB/GYN, New Orleans, LA
  • Academic medicine, Tulane School of Medicine, Dept. of OB/GYN, Alexandria, LA
  • Academic medicine, Temple School of Medicine, Dept. of OB/GYN, Philadelphia, PA

10 Reasons Why You Should Train at Tulane

  1. High Quality Residents: Not only intelligent and collegial, but just real, down-to-earth people with whom you will easily become friends
  2. Excellent, Dedicated Faculty: Winner of national teaching excellence award
  3. Patient Diversity: Our five hospitals in New Orleans and Rapides Medical Center (Alexandria): Patients of diverse demographics (race, religion, socio-economic status) but also of diverse disease and severity of disease
  4. Resident Ownership & Autonomy: The residents, not the faculty, own the Tulane residency program. They are involved in the yearly rotation schedule, and are in charge of their call schedule. Decisions regarding medical management, big & small, are made by the resident team. This includes schedules, operations of the clinic, how the ward service oeprates, how the team teaches students, and (believe it or not) the match list.
  5. TGIF: Thank Goodness It's Friday (educational afternoon): Protected time: a resident should never be put in the position of choosing between caring for her patient and attending a lecture.
  6. Research Opportunities: Tulane offers the added benefits of The Tulane Cancer Center, The Tulane Primate Center, The Hayward Genetics Center, The Center for Bioenvironmental Research, and over 16 other centers for research excellence, and Tulane School of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. 
  7. Teaching Excellence: Tulane is about training world-class academic leaders. Tulane residents are taught to teach. With this awareness, the great teacher becomes an even better clinician.
  8. Career Advancement: As the tenth oldest medical school in the US, Tulane has enjoyed a renowned reputation for almost two centuries. Combine Tulane's name recognition with the national recognition of the Tulane resident's excellent clinical training.
  9. Riding on the City of New Orleans - The Big Easy: Since the 17th century, New Orleans has been a bastion of culture and diversity, and that definitely continues today. We believe that requisite for being a great physician is being a great person, and there are few places better to develop yourself than the Big Easy.
  10. A Program with a Purpose and a Mission: Developing autonomy, responsibility, stewardship, and a sense of social justice... These are the products of the philosophy that underlies the Tulane method.