Graduate Medical Education Program
Obstetrics and Gynecology Educational Objectives 

Atlanta Medical Center
Graduate Medical Education
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Global Educational Objectives

1. To acquire a comprehensive knowledge base, clinical decision making ability, and technical skills in the principle components of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the application of this knowledge to patient care, which include but not limited to:

  • Obstetrics – normal
  • Operative Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology
  • Gynecologic Malignancies
  • High Risk Obstetrics
  • Primary and Preventive Ambulatory Health Care
  • Breast Disease
  • Family Planning and Abortion
  • Ultrasonography
  • Pathology
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Newborn Resuscitation (NALS Certification Required)

Educational objectives for each rotation are described elsewhere. Generally the lecture series and required reading material over the course of your residency is taken from “CREOG Educational Objectives, 8th Edition”. Each resident should have a copy to use as a study guide. It is each resident’s responsibility to supplement their clinical and didactic teaching with independent study (i.e., medical knowledge and patient care).

2. To demonstrate the intellectual curiosity and commitment to participate fully in the didactic curriculum and to develop personal life long habits of self study and continuing education. This would include developing the skills to critically analyze the literature, utilizing a variety of information resources and apply results to specific patient care issues (i.e., practice based learning and improvement).

3. To develop professional habits consistent with sound, ethical medical practice, including:

  • effective interpersonal communication with peers, patients, and other health professionals (i.e., interpersonal and communication skills)
  • a compassionate and sensitive attitude toward patients and their
    families and friends; applying ethical concepts consistently in practice of medicine (i.e., professionalism)
  • clarity and timeliness of written communication in the medical record and elsewhere

4. To become familiar with various health care delivery systems including legal, financial, and social ramifications (i.e., systems based practice).