Rotation Schedule

PGY1OB DaysGynGyn OncNight FloatAmbulatory GynREI/US
PGY2OB DaysGynAntepartumNight FloatUrogyn/REIFamily Planning
PGY3Ob DaysMIGSAntepartumNight FloatUrogynElective
PGY4Ob Days ChiefGyn ChiefGyn Onc Night Float ChiefAmbulatory Gyn

The Swedish Ob/Gyn residency will accept 6 residents/year

Rotation blocks will each span approximately 8-9 weeks and give the resident thorough experience with the depth and breadth of general Ob/Gyn, with the ability to add electives in specific areas of interest in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th years, to allow the resident to tailor their training in areas of interest (see tracking section on the website for more information). The PGY 4 resident will serve as chief of their respective services and will be responsible for oversight and management of the service.

Residents can expect to receive an excellent education at Swedish Medical Center, which is a large tertiary hospital system.  The main campus (First Hill) is in an urban setting, with a strong academic focus.  It is well known for its excellent obstetrical care and minimally invasive gynecology expertise, and benefits from a large L&D and triage area, large level 4 NICU, and both inpatient and same day surgery facilities.

Residents will primarily do their rotations at Swedish Medical Center – First Hill, which is ideally located close to downtown Seattle.  OBGYN physicians providing care at this site include both employed and private practice doctors.  Residents will gain experience treating patients across the socioeconomic scale, providing care to a large population of immigrants and refugees, homeless patients, chemically dependent patients, and will benefit from an excellent LGBTQI+ healthcare initiative.

The main campus has representation of every major medical specialty, for consultation and learning opportunities. Residents will participate in the care of patients in our inpatient acute recovery unit for chemically dependent pregnant women. Our strong Family Medicine faculty will be asked to provide direct teaching on areas important to the primary care of women.

Residents will be starting continuity clinics in the PGY-1 year, with the continuity clinic experience spanning all four years of training. Residents will be in the role of primary caregiver for their patient’s within their continuity clinic, under the supervision and guidance of our experienced Ob/Gyn faculty. Continuity clinics will draw from Seattle’s diverse population, and will serve publicly and privately insured patients. Residents will also have dedicated time in faculty specialty clinics, such as the Women’s Wellness Clinic, MIGS surgical clinic, Menopause clinic, MFM clinic, Oncology clinic.

Residents will perform gynecological surgery in a variety of settings, including the main hospital site and a free-standing surgical center attached to the First Hill Campus.  The REI rotation is based at Pacific Northwest Fertility (PNWF) and will involve surgical cases in PNWF’s Surgery Center as well as the main hospital and surgery center. The rotation will focus on evaluation of both reproductive endocrine disorders as well as evaluation of the infertile couple.  Family planning care, including first and second trimester procedures will be performed in both the inpatient setting and in conjunction with a community family planning clinic. All residents will be expected to participate in the family planning rotation unless they elect to opt out for personal reasons.