Mission Statement: University of North Carolina OBGYN Residency Program

The mission of the University of North Carolina (UNC) Department of OBGYN Residency Program is to educate, train and prepare graduate residents to independently and competently practice the specialty of obstetrics and gynecology. Graduates are prepared to be specialists in obstetrics and gynecology, to act as consultants for other physicians, and to achieve certification by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  Our mission is accomplished through a diverse educational program which includes active engagement with the clinical, educational, and research work of the Department’s divisions which represent the entirety of specialty and subspecialty care, as well as global women’s health, in OBGYN

Aligned with the UNC School of Medicine, our Department and Residency Program are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace that enhances our learning environment, innovative research, and the quality of care available to all. We are committed to combating systemic racism, health disparities, and social injustice.  We believe that a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion leads to new ways of thinking, behaving and caring.  We embrace the Association of American Medical Colleges’ (AAMC) definition of diversity, including the recognition that diversity is not limited to gender, race and ethnicity, but must also include age, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious commitment, physical ability and other varied backgrounds and life experiences. (Link to our residency program statement on police brutality and commitment to antiracism)

The community served over the course of the 4 years of residency training will include the local, regional, and national communities of patients referred to the University of North Carolina Department of OBGYN. The mission of the OBGYN Residency Program directly aligns with the mission of the sponsoring institution, UNC Healthcare, which is to serve the citizens of the state of North Carolina and those who present to us for care from beyond our state’s borders.

Program Aims/Goals

Overall Program Aims:

    1. To educate, train and prepare graduate residents to independently and competently practice the specialty of obstetrics and gynecology. Graduates are prepared to be specialists in obstetrics and gynecology, act as consultants for other physicians, and to achieve certification by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
    2. To provide structured rotation objectives and ensure our residents have sufficiently achieved the objectives in order to matriculate through their postgraduate years. Program rotation objectives are written by each service and derived from the educational objectives outlined by the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology Educational Objective (CREOG): Core Curriculum in Obstetrics and Gynecology (11th Edition).
    3. To implement the department’s commitment to provide our residents with all of the necessary resources, facilities, services and guidance to;
      • Provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the treatment of health problems and promotion of health;
      • Obtain medical knowledge about established and evolving biomedical, clinical, and cognate sciences;
      • Develop skills in practice-based learning and improvement that involve investigation and evaluation of one’s own patient care, appraisal and assimilation of scientific evidence, and improvement in patient care.
      • Demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that result in effective information exchange and teaming with patients, their families, and other health professionals;
      • Exhibit professionalism, as manifested through a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities, adherence to ethical principles, and sensitivity to a diverse patient population.
      • Understand system-based practice, as manifested by actions that demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of health care and the ability to effectively call on system resources to provide care that is of optimal value.