Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson, the University of Utah OBGYN Residency program confirms its continuing commitment to counsel patients according to national guidelines and inform patients about all health care options, including abortion care.
We appreciate and support the statements and resources shared by so many influential leaders and societies, including the statement issued by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. We will continue to listen, learn, and leverage our expertise to support the advancement of public policy fully informed by relevant data as evidenced through our commitment to a dynamic and robust advocacy curriculum.
Our commitment to offering current and future residents opportunities to provide and learn abortion care to enable them to best serve their patients and communities is unwavering. We continue to be an active participant in the Ryan Residency Training Program and are committed to remaining an opt-out training program.
Please take a moment to learn about the ASCENT Center for Reproductive and Sexual Health and read their statement here.
The University of Utah Health and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology serves the people of Utah and the Intermountain West by improving individual and community health and quality of life. We strive for excellence in patient care, education, research, and service to our community. We believe that diversity, in all forms, strengthens our work and significantly increases the reach and vibrancy of these missions.
The University of Utah OB/GYN residency program endeavors to train well-rounded obstetric and gynecologic generalists who can provide a full scope of women’s health care with compassion and skill, and to provide an excellent base from which to pursue subspecialty training if desired. A vital part of fulfilling this goal is providing an inclusive work environment where residents can gain medical knowledge and skills to excel in patient care and have opportunities to participate in research and quality improvement endeavors while fostering an environment of personal and professional well-being.
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The department has an extensive outreach system, exposing residents to obstetrical and gynecological practices in:
- High volume
- Community hospital environments
- Rural practice settings
The focus of our program is to ensure all our graduating residents are outstanding obstetrical and gynecological consultants. The residency emphasizes evidence-based medicine and academic training.
Residents receive extensive clinical experience in all areas of obstetrics and gynecology, including:
- High risk obstetrics
- Reproductive endocrinology
- Gynecologic oncology
- General gynecology
- Adolescent medicine
- Infectious disease
- Pelvic pain
- Breast diseases
- Primary care
- Family planning
- Gynecologic surgery
- Low risk obstetrics
Residents also have the opportunity to prepare numerous conferences and lectures, participate in quality research, and gain exposure to nationally and internationally recognized reproductive scientists.
The number of surgical cases, high-risk obstetric patients, and transports and breadth of experience are among the finest in the country.
Over the past five years, approximately one third of our graduates have undertaken subspecialty fellowships in all of the major disciplines in obstetrics and gynecology.