Residents obtain a comprehensive clinical experience in Gynecology through Blue Ridge Women’s Center, Center for Family Medicine Oconee and Oconee Memorial Hospital. Residents work directly with our community OBGYN’s at their outpatient clinic, Blue Ridge Women’s Center, seeing routine gynecological complaints and participating in office procedures. Residents scrub into gynecological surgeries at Oconee Memorial Hospital with Blue Ridge Women’s gynecologists. Residents also perform routine gynecological exams and procedures in their continuity clinics under the guidance and supervision of CFM-Oconee attendings. Procedural opportunities include women’s wellness exams, pap smears, colposcopies, endometrial biopsies, and placement of long acting reversible contraception devices. There is a variety of learning provided through on the fly teaching by Blue Ridge Women’s OBGYNs as well as OB/GYN subject based lectures covered during the Wednesday didactic curriculum.
The goal of the gynecology learning experience is to become proficient in managing a wide variety of women’s healthcare needs including well woman exams, sexual dysfunction, pelvic pain, abnormal uterine bleeding, hormone guided therapy, birth control, preconception counseling, and other common conditions. Residents will develop a good understanding of which medical conditions can be appropriately managed by a primary care provider and when to refer.