Academics and Education
In addition to medical student, resident, and fellow education, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center sponsors a weekly Grand Rounds series and annual Obstetrics and Gynecology Update. The Annual Obstetrics and Gynecological Update and Current Controversies is held in Park City, Utah every February.
The Residency Training Program in Obstetrics & Gynecology at UUHSC is highly-sought after and highly-competitive as measured by match records (x =7.7; since 1990), Part I USMLE scores (x =221 points; since 1994), AOA status (x = ~2/year or 49% of the resident body since 1994), and CREOG scores (x =70.5 national percentile; since 1990).
Dr. C. Matthew Peterson was appointed March 1st, 2006, as the eighth permanent chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Utah Health Sciences.
The program offers a virtually unmatched mix of high clinical volume, with hands on clinical experience enriched by a large, stable, committed, energetic, quality faculty (both full time and volunteer) at University Hospital as well as Intermountain Medical Center and LDS Hospital.
A Learning Center facility, designed for both medical students and residents-in-training, named in honor of former department chair James R. Scott, M.D. was dedicated in calendar year 2000. The facility is replete with dedicated space for senior residents- in-training as well as with electronically-driven and traditional educational materials.