Welcome to the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Maimonides Medical Center is proud to serve the diverse population of Brooklyn. Our graduates have gone on to careers in many Obstetrics and Gynecology subspecialties, general academia, and private practices.
We train 6 categorical residents per year and 2 fellows per year in the 2 fellowships of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery and Maternal-Fetal Medicine. The fellows’ advanced skills enhance the teaching and support of the residents, making the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship an integral part of OB/GYN residency educational training. In addition to traditional laparoscopic surgery, trainees become proficient in robot-assisted surgery, open, and vaginal surgery. As a resident at Maimonides, you are a part of the team and become certified in robotic surgery. Faculty also assist in preparing residents for their Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery examination.
The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Maimonides Medical Center is proud to serve the very diverse population of Brooklyn. Our patients come from all over the city as well as all over the world. We have one of the busiest labor floors in the State of New York, with over 8,000 deliveries per year and residents are involved in all aspects of patient care. Our robust gynecologic surgery program aims to make graduates of our program proficient in open, vaginal, laparoscopic, and robotic surgery. We train six residents per year, and one fellow per year in each of the two fellowships. Our residents leave our program well trained in all aspects of OBGyn care and ready for anything!
OB/GYN residency at Maimonides Medical Center is the perfect blend of hands-on training and academia. Through the diversity of patients, you will be exposed to a breadth of pathology. From my experience, training at this high-volume center has given me the confidence in managing any future patient encounter as well as the necessary tools to pursue subspecialty training.
Rodney McLaren, Residency Class of 2018, MFM Fellow Class of 2021
Our residents here at Maimonides not only work on the busiest labor floors in the tristate area but also care for patients of diverse cultural backgrounds with a wide range of pathology and disease processes to match. This prepares our residents all future endeavors.
Dr. Lauren Barlog, Associate Director of Simulation
There are words that come to my mind when thinking about our program: amazing, challenging, rewarding, hard work, stepping stone to the career of your choice. Our program pushes you to the limit but it also provides you with a solid foundation for you to have an amazing career in ob/gyn.
Dr. Carmen Llopiz-Valle, Director of Academic Division, former Residency Program Director
I did not train at Maimonides, but if I could go back in time, this is where I would do my residency.
Fouad Atallah, MFM Fellow Class of 2020
If I had to go back in time, I’d definitely choose Maimonides again. I was taught how to crawl, walk, run, and now I feel like I can fly.
Camila Paiva, Class of 2018, MIGS Fellow Class of 2020
There are few programs that can help prepare a resident equally for generalist private practice, academic practice, and fellowship in any of the subspecialties...but Maimonides absolutely does!
Dr. Lily Bayat, Associate Residency Program Director, Director of Simulation
Our OB/GYN residents have the opportunity to participate in the Global Women’s Health Elective at Kapenguria Teaching Hospital in West Pocket, Kenya, and Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala.
The Global Women’s Health elective offers residents the opportunity to gain experience in:
- Clinical services: labor and delivery, gynecologic surgery, and reproductive health/family planning
- Conducting ultrasound assessments at health clinics
- Training with local groups on postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) prevention and intervention, preeclampsia, and diabetes
Kenneth J. Ryan Residency Training Program
The Kenneth J. Ryan Residency Training Program in Abortion and Family Planning was founded in 2016. Residents rotate 1:1 with the Director of Family Planning for 4-week blocks in both their 2nd and 3rd years.
The Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program
The Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency experience
Each academic year includes 4-weeks of vacation, taken in 2-week blocks. The Night Float system covers Sunday through Thursday nights. Residents present recent cases, journal clubs, tumor boards, and morbidity and mortality conferences. Once per quarter, we dedicate 1 day to resident wellbeing, including meditation techniques, fun activities, massages, and other activities focused on personal wellness.
Residents complete a 4-week research block during their 3rd year and present their project at the end of their semester. Residents meet monthly during their 2nd and 3rd years to discuss their research projects and faculty members mentor residents throughout the process.
- 18 weeks OB
- 8 weeks GYN
- 10 weeks Night Float
- 4 weeks SONO-Simulation
- 4 weeks ED
- 2 weeks outpatient internal medicine
- 10 weeks OB
- 8 weeks GYN
- 2 weeks minimally invasive surgery
- 10 weeks Night Float
- 4 weeks family planning
- 4 weeks Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
- 2 weeks Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU-SONO)
- 4 weeks Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU)
- 8 weeks OB
- 10 weeks GYN
- 12 weeks Night Float
- 4 weeks clinic
- 4 weeks family planning
- 4 weeks elective
- 4 weeks research
- 2 weeks GYN elective
- 8 weeks OB
- 18 weeks GYN
- 4 weeks Night Float
- 8 weeks Gynecology Oncology
- 8 weeks Urology-Gynecology
Dr. Angela Robinson (’17) had her work chosen as the sole finalist in the Donald F. Richardson Prize Paper Award—which she presented at the District II Annual District Meeting
Living in the city of lights, there’s always something to do. Our residents take advantage of all the activities New York City has to offer—from museums to Broadway shows to professional sports events, we help our residents stay active and entertained.
Our residents love being active, and New York offers various opportunities for outdoor activities, along with gyms for every kind of fitness trend. Our residents decompress from a hard day in the hospital by spinning, attending yoga classes in the park, boxing, playing tennis, and cycling. We also have a yearly ‘residents versus attendings’ soccer match—the residents are currently undefeated!
Maimonides forms competent and safe providers ready to practice as a generalist, or to further pursue fellowship training. The wide range of pathology and the diverse cultures encountered during my residency made my experience into one where I was able to treat patients from all walks of life, while at the same getting a robust clinical and academic experience, enriching my education, and preparing me for fellowship in order to pursue my dream of becoming a minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon.
Danilo Acosta, Class of 2020, Fellow in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, George Washington University
One of the most special aspects of our program is our faculty. I have numerous mentors who have helped me to hone my clinical skills and navigate through the trials that come with residency. The team dynamic among our residents is that of camaraderie and respect. When you spend most of your time away from home, it helps when you feel like you are working with family.
Chrisanne Roach, Class of 2022
Maimonides has taught me the value of hard work and determination. I have faced clinical and personal hardships and overcome them with the support of faculty and staff. Maimonides has developed my resiliency and I am grateful to the mentors who have helped me become the physician I always wanted to be.
Joseph Ottolenghi, Class of 2021
You will be tested, challenged and pushed but best of all you are going to grow to be a better version of yourself" Those were the words of my former program director during my residency interview here at Maimonides. Those were the reasons I chose to come here and would again chose to come here if I had to. She was right, it has been a challenging, testing experience but I have grown and learned so much more than I believe I would anywhere else and I am a better person for it.
Oluntunmike Kuyoro, Class of 2021
How To Apply
Applications can be submitted this fall through ERAS at www.aamc.org/eras. Complete details and timelines for individual programs are available on the ERAS website.
Three letters of recommendation are required. We review a dean’s letter, transcript, USMLE/COMLEX scores etc. Both J1 visas and a limited number of H1 visas are accepted. No visa type is guaranteed and a passing step 3 result is required by match day for the possibility of an H1 visa.
We do not have minimum score requirements; however, we do look at number of attempts. We do not require US clinical experience, but it is favorable. We prefer recent graduates, however, we will consider three years from date of graduation with clinical experience. In all, we review the application in its entirety. As all applications are accepted through ERAS, we do not accept paper applications. We do not offer pre-matches.
For more information, visit our website at www.maimonidesmed.org or visit the FRIEDA website.
Maimonides Medical Center complies with federal and city laws and orders prohibiting discrimination in employment. Such discrimination includes race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, handicap, marital status or sexual orientation.
Contact for Maimonides OB/GYN Residency Program:
Residency Program Manager
Kathleen Morrell, MD, MPH
Residency Program Director
Director of Family Planning Division
Lily Bayat, MD, MPH
Associate Residency Program Director
Director of Simulation
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