Curriculum & Case Numbers

Curriculum

Residents work closely with board-certified, world-renowned expert subspecialists in all major disciplines of obstetrics and gynecology.

Fellowships

In addition to furthering clinical education, working with subspecialists prepares our residents to pursue fellowship training. The fellowships at the University of Utah do not impact residents’ clinical experience.

Because we have no oncology fellows, our residents are able to serve as primary surgeons on surgery for gynecologic malignancies.

The perinatology fellowship is primarily a research fellowship. These fellows serve as junior faculty and do not perform cases that would otherwise be done by resident staff.

Faculty Expertise 

We also have faculty with expertise and referral practices in:

  • chronic pelvic pain,
  • urogynecology,
  • pelviscopy,
  • geriatrics,
  • breast disease,
  • infectious disease,
  • genetics,
  • immunology,
  • teenage pregnancy,
  • and evidence-based medicine.

Resident Case Numbers

Below are the average case numbers our graduating residents have in specific areas of obstetrics and gynecology:

  • Spontaneous deliveries – 400
  • Forceps deliveries – 40
  • Vacuum deliveries – 25
  • Cesarean deliveries – 325
  • Abdominal hysterectomy – 70
  • Vaginal hysterectomy – 60
  • Laparoscopic hysterectomy – 85
  • Laparotomy – 260
  • Incontinence and pelvic floor – 300
  • Operative laparoscopy – 21
  • Hysteroscopy – 95
  • Cystoscopy - 70
  • Abortion – 75
  • Transvaginal ultrasound – 125

Contact Us

Natalie Moore

Education Program Manager
Natalie Moore
30 North 1900 East, RM 2A200
Salt Lake City, Utah 84132

Phone: (801) 581-5501
Email: natalie.moore@hsc.utah.edu

Michael Draper, MD

Program Director
Michael Draper, MD

Abby Watson, MD
Associate Program Director
Abby Watson, MD