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,
- and 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.