The PGY-1 year introduces the first-year resident to the basics of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In labor and delivery, the intern manages laboring patients and performs vaginal and cesarean births for patients from all St. Luke’s affiliated practices. A new intern rotation focused on obstetric triage allows our interns to become proficient in evaluation of obstetric complaints and frees up our labor & delivery intern to focus on the management of the labor floor. In the clinic and on L&D the resident performs vaginal and abdominal ultrasounds and must pass an oral exam with an MFM attending.In gynecologic surgery, the resident develops technical skills in hysteroscopy, endometrial ablation, laparoscopic tubal ligation, and other basic procedures. Residents are introduced to the Gynecologic Oncology service during the second half of their intern year. They have an opportunity to care for oncology patients on the floor and learn preoperative and postoperative care from the gyn onc attendings during their office hours. Interns also start to go to the operating room to learn about the surgical management of oncology patients.
At the Allentown campus, the first-year resident has a more diverse role, moving freely between the OR and L&D. This freedom often makes the Allentown rotation a resident favorite, because it mimics the diversity that many residents look forward to in their future careers. Every resident has continuity clinic where they have an opportunity to establish and follow their own cohort of patients starting as PGY1. The surgical ICU rotation at Bethlehem allows interns to become familiar with critical care issues in the ICU, connect with some of the other residents in the hospital, and helps prepare them for managing complicated patients particularly on our gyn onc rotations. Our interns average two calls per month.
|Number of Weeks
|Labor and Delivery (Anderson Campus)
|Ob/Gyn (Allentown Campus)