Scholarly Activities


At the University of Chicago ob/gyn residency program, a wealth of scholarly opportunities exist. In addition to hands on clinical training, operative skills development and multiple teaching sessions, including lectures and conferences, our residents are required to participate in a number of scholarly exercises. The purpose of these exercises is to expose our residents to all aspects of the specialty and to broadly expand the learning model.

Monthly Journal Club

All residents present in our monthly departmental journal club. This allows them to critically analyze ongoing research in the field. In addition, individual ob/gyn divisions within the department also host journal reviews.

Evidence-Based Medicine Symposium

All residents participate in the Evidence-Based Medicine Symposium. This yearly exercise is conducted each spring with our PGY2 residents and supervised by a leading authority in EBM. Recently, Dr David Grimes has been our guest moderator. Residents who participate in this exercise learn to critically assess the evidence that supports general ob/gyn medical practices

Research Projects

All residents conduct and present research projects. Taking advantage of our optimal location on the University campus, our residents have numerous collaborative partner options. Our academic partner, NorthShore offers additional research opportunities and mentorship. Residents conduct a wide range of research, including prospective studies, retrospective reviews, metaanalyses, cost effectiveness analyses and lab-based projects. Our residents are limited only by their own objectives, since there are ample resources available to foster their interests, including basic lectures on research, faculty mentorship, and funding for project needs such as statistical support through the health studies department. Many of the resident projects are published in peer reviewed journals and presented at societal meetings. All presentations are sponsored by the department.

Grand Rounds Presentation

All residents also present a grand rounds topic of their choice prior to graduation. These presentations are of the highest caliber.