Graduate Medical Education

Educational Activities

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Temple / St. Luke’s School of Medicine

St. Luke’s University Health Network is proud to partner with Temple University to have the only school of medicine in the greater Lehigh Valley. Along with the country’s oldest School of Nursing, St. Luke’s continues its long-standing commitment to medical education in the region. For more information, please visit us here.

Intern Orientation

St. Luke’s University Hospital is a great place to work! Your orientation week will help get you up to speed with the medical knowledge and administrative and logistical skills to make your first day of clinical practice go smoothly. Our interns’ favorite parts of orientation week are:

  • Getting paid!
  • Feeling comfortable with ALS and BLS
  • Learning EMR and getting oriented to our computer systems
  • Reviewing policies from Human Resources including health benefits
  • Meeting your classmates: the residents with whom you will spend the next four years

Educational Activities

Protected Time for Academics

Five hours of didactic sessions are provided to our residents every Wednesday. Our faculty lead a variety of educational sessions ranging from traditional lectures, case-based modules and interactive simulations to engage the residents’ attention. This protected time allows for the faculty to cover all areas of obstetrics and gynecology including:

  • Basic and operative gynecology
  • Basic and high-risk obstetrics
  • Reproductive endocrinology and infertility
  • Urogynecology and pelvic reconstruction
  • Medical statistics and study design
  • System-based medicine (cost-effective health care, health policy, quality improvement, health care systems)
  • Primary and preventative care
  • Gynecologic oncology
  • Ethics and professional development seminars
  • Genetics
  • Journal club
  • CREOG exam review

Educational Activities

Residents are major participants in all departmental activities. They attend our monthly QI and department meeting as well as the following educational and patient care meetings:

  • GYN Tumor board: Weekly presentation of interesting oncology cases including imaging and pathology review and treatment planning
  • Morbidity and Mortality Conference (M+M): presentation of interesting OB and GYN cases with an emphasis on key learning points
  • Grand rounds: Monthly presentations by experts in the field
  • Multidisciplinary sign-out: the residents, laborists, MFMs, NICU, anesthesiology and nurses meet twice daily to discuss the management plans for all obstetrical and gynecologic patients at each campus
  • Resident topic review: daily conference after morning multidisciplinary sign-out where residents present and discuss gyn or obstetrics topics
  • MFM anomaly conference: monthly presentation of anomalies and unusual cases from our perinatal service
  • Team-Based Learning: an interactive group presentation of classic ObGyn topics during protected education time
  • Obstetric simulation training: monthly “mega-sims” at our simulation center to prepare residents for a variety of obstetric emergencies as well as regular postpartum hemorrhage drills on labor and delivery
  • Surgical Simulation training quarterly sessions in the surgical simulation lab emphasize surgical skills appropriate for each resident's level of experience and help to prepare them for their FLS exam. There is also a robotic surgical curriculum designed by our gynecology and general surgery faculty that residents can choose to participate in