The Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program dates from 1949 and is proud of its continual accreditation since its first review. Saint Joseph Hospital has long been one of the busiest obstetrics and gynecology units in the Rocky Mountain region, with the number of cases and deliveries unmatched in the Great Plains States or the Pacific Northwest. The Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program is a fully approved and accredited four year training program with five residents in each year for a total of 20 residents.
Saint Joseph Hospital offers a training program with academic exposure and a large volume of interesting and challenging patients. This is an excellent opportunity for the physician interested in becoming a generalist as well as the physician interested in sub specializing. In recent years we have had several graduates sub specialize in MIS (2), REI (1), urogyn (1), FPF (1) and MFM (1).
The GYN surgical experience available to the residents consistently ranks us among the largest in the country. As there are no fellowship programs here the residents have direct contact with the subspecialists both in the clinics and the operating room.
The new Saint Joseph Hospital opened December 2014 and the Labor and Delivery Unit features 14 state-of-the-art LDR suites, family waiting areas, jacuzzis in each room, soft lighting, built-in newborn bassinets in each LDR, two operating rooms, and a unique combination delivery/operating room for high risk deliveries. There are individual sleep rooms with computerized centralized fetal monitoring system for the residents on call. On the unit there is a confidential boardroom behind the nurses’ station for patient report, charting, meetings, and meals. The unit also has a direct intercom communication system with our Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). There is the Doctors Dining Lounge with offers free breakfast and lunch during the week. Both attendings and residents use this lounge which allows for informal get-togethers and confidential discussion of patients.
At the recommendation of the ACGME for scholarly activity, a resident research project presented in the R4 year became a requirement of the program in 2006. It is now a much more vigorous program with set dates for specific requirements for each year. This is to help the residents stay on tract and allow them to timely submit posters and abstracts to conferences. There are research lectures that are part of the didactic lecture time and there is a research advocacy group that is here to help the residents with any project they are contemplating. The R4s present their research at the end of their year at the "Resident Research Day." If posters, abstracts or case reports are accepted to conferences the expenses will be covered by the program.
Admission to the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program at Saint Joseph Hospital is highly competitive. Applicants can be expected to have a first time USMLE Step 1 score of 220 or higher. (At this time COMLEX scores are not accepted.)
Applications from International Medical Graduates (IMGs) will be considered, however IMGs must have completed, or be in the process of completing, one year of preliminary training in a clinical setting in a United States accredited residency training program within three years prior to application. IMGs must hold a valid ECFMG certificate prior to the NRMP deadline for submission of our rank list.
Information & Residency Verification
Jennifer Libra, Program Administrator
Saint Joseph Hospital OB/GYN Residency Program
1960 Ogden St., Suite 360
Denver, CO 80218
(O) 303.318.3270 | (F) 303.318.3274