Residency and fellowship training programs in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology provide exposure to a wide range of clinical experiences and research opportunities under the direct supervision of expert faculty mentors. We also participate in teaching medical students as part of Columbia's Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons curriculum and offer both required and elective courses. To ensure future success for all of our graduates, we provide comprehensive examinations such as the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) and our annual Sloane Olympics events. Our campus also houses the new Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center, home to the Mary and Michael Jaharis Simulation Center (SIM Center), a major training resource that integrates a standardized patient program, mannequin-based simulations, and procedural skills training. Our programs emphasize inclusive, collaborative approaches to patient care, critical in today’s rapidly evolving healthcare environment.
The Department recognizes that racism permeates all layers of our society, and without deliberate action, will continue to do so. We stand committed toward enacting changes within medicine that promote anti-racism and restorative justice. Paramount to this is creating an environment that fosters, supports, and promotes diversity within the medical field. As producing health care providers of minority backgrounds has been shown to be a strong combatant to racial disparities in health outcomes, we aim to increase the diversity within all of our training programs.