The goal of our residency education program is to develop excellent clinicians with experience in all areas essential to the practice of obstetrics and gynecology, which encompasses primary and preventive health care of women.

The UNC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology facilitates the resident’s educational process so that they will acquire the necessary scientific knowledge, learn to think deductively, and make logical clinical decisions. Obviously the practice of medicine involves a lifetime of learning; our primary goal is to make each resident a competent obstetrician-gynecologist as well as a teacher for him/herself, patients, and the community.

The Department follows the Education Objectives outlined by the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology.  Each resident is given a book with these objectives during his/her first month in the program.

The UNC Department of OB-GYN’s residency training program provides rotations both at N.C. Women’s Hospital in Chapel Hill and at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh.

Our comprehensive training program produces competent physicians who are prepared to be specialists in obstetrics and gynecology, and to achieve certification by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Approximately 60% of our residents enter private practice, while 40% choose a career in academic medicine. Many former residents are in academic medicine, including four department chairs, four division directors, one associate dean, one former dean of a medical school, and a director of a reproductive branch of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In summary, our goal is to educate rather than train resident physicians in the surgical and medical aspects of obstetrics and gynecology, to include the primary care aspects of continuity care, disease prevention, and health maintenance.  Each of the  divisions of our department has specific goals for the residents in each of their four years.

Med Ed News

  • UNC OB-GYN’s residency program is in the nation’s top three

    The UNC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology’s residency program is once again recognized as one of the best in the nation. According to the Doximity Residency Navigator survey, which includes peer nominations from board-certified U.S. physicians, UNC’s OB-GYN residency is recognized as No. 3 in clinical reputation. This is the fourth year in a row … Continued

  • UNC OB-GYN faculty are honored with 2019 Carolina Care Excellence Awards

    This year 18 providers from the UNC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology have received the 2019 UNC Health Care and UNC Faculty Physicians Award for Carolina Care Excellence for creating exceptional experience for patients. Across UNC Health Care, 189 providers total received the 2019 award. View all UNC Health Care recipients This award honors providers … Continued

  • UNC OB-GYN resident Dr. Sharon Vaz wins best presentation at state OB-GYN meeting

    Congratulations to Dr. Sharon Vaz, a resident in the UNC OB-GYN Class of 2019, for winning Best Resident Presentation at this year’s North Carolina OBGYN Society meeting. Vaz was honored for her presentation entitled, “The Breaking Point: Delayed vs Early Amniotomy in Labor Induction.” Vaz’s study was a retrospective cohort study of 2,719 women admitted … Continued

  • Announcing the Class of 2023

    UNC’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has announced its residency Class of 2023, who found out they had matched with our department on March 15, 2019. They come from as far as Kansas and as close as our own UNC School of Medicine Our incoming residents are: Jenna Adams – Emory University Abigail Bernard – … Continued