Resident Time Off
Residents receive 3 weeks of vacation and 3 personal days during each full year of residency training. Family Medical Leave is arranged with Human Resources and the Department according to hospital policy. Chief Residents receive additional time to attend a Board Review Course.
Residents are evaluated monthly by the attending physician and chief resident on a service. These evaluations are used as a component of a resident's quarterly evaluation by the Program Director. Residents must take the annual Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) in-training examination, which is also an important component of the ongoing evaluation process. The quarterly evaluation allows the Program Director to inform the residents of their individual progress, emphasizing strong points and offering guidance with regard to correcting deficiencies. Residents evaluate the educational effectiveness of the program and faculty yearly.
Research and Scholarly Activity
Each resident is expected to complete one project of scholarly merit during the four-year program. Several tracks may be taken, including participation with an ongoing study, development of a new research project, or in-depth literature reviews. Each resident is supervised by a faculty advisor, and presents his or her project at the Sinai Resident Research Day Symposium.
Resident Resource Center
The Department's Resident Resource Center has a library, audiovisual teaching aids, and two computers with Internet capabilities. Residents can conduct Medline searches, retrieve abstracts, create manuscripts and spreadsheets, and generate slides for presentations. The Center is the location for many of the Department's lectures and conferences.