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Women & Infants offers medical education including:

  • Programs at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Clerkship in obstetrics and gynecology.
  • Residency program in obstetrics and gynecology.
  • Fellowships and Continuing Medical Education (CME), including Grand Rounds.

These programs are fully accredited through their respective review organizations.

Clerkships

Clerkship in Obstetrics and Gynecology

The hospital is the sole site for The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University clerkship in obstetrics and gynecology. The primary goal of the clerkship is to educate the medical student in the basic knowledge and skills of obstetrics and gynecology and to give the student clinical exposure to the practice of women's health care. Approximately 80 students annually rotate through this clerkship which entails a six-week exposure, divided into three two-week blocks, to labor and delivery, gynecologic surgery, and ambulatory women's health care. Students are also assigned two faculty preceptors who acquaint them with private practice in the specialty and direct their learning toward a common set of objectives. Students are evaluated on several criteria including their performance on a series of objective, structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) that simulate patient, and clinical skill encounters. Through successful completion of the assignments and evaluations, the medical student will have achieved intermediate level competency in all nine of the Brown University MD2000 Curriculum Objectives.

The office for these programs is located in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Medical Education, Women & Infants Hospital.

For more information, please contact B. Star Hampton, MD, Clerkship Director; Kristine Ricci, Clerkship Coordinator, (401) 274-1122, extension 41805.

Residencies

Obstetrics and Gynecology 

The Residency Program in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Alpert Medical School and Women & Infants Hospital combines clinical practice, classroom instruction, and research to provide residents maximum exposure to the breadth of gynecological and obstetrical medicine.

Fellowships

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship

The Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) Fellowship Program at Women & Infants is designed to provide an in-depth experience in both clinical medicine and research. As the major obstetric referral center for the region, the hospital consults with obstetric patients having a wide variety of clinical problems. MFM specialists also provide both consultative and comprehensive care throughout pregnancy for patients with chronic medical problems and fetal anomalies requiring specialized care.

Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship

Through its volume and diversity, the Program in Women's Oncology at Women & Infants provides the fellows with broad exposure to gynecologic malignancies and breast disease. Ample opportunity for performing radical pelvic surgery and managing GI, urologic, and vascular problems caused by gyn/cancer, or its treatment, along with various breast procedures, is present during this four-year fellowship. Most importantly, the experience of selecting the appropriate treatment to recommend to patients, based on the nuances of their specific disease, is provided.

Neonatal Perinatal Fellowship

We have a longstanding tradition of advanced training in care of the high-risk newborn. The neonatal fellowship includes intensive involvement in all clinical programs, including our Neonatal High-Risk Follow-up Clinic. Our Simulation Lab is an integral part of the training of NICU fellows, nurse practitioners, and residents, as well as other key health care providers.

Obstetric Medicine Fellowship

The Obstetric Medicine Fellowship is designed to provide the internist with specialized training in the clinical care, teaching, and research of medical complications of pregnancy. The fellowship draws on the many talents of the obstetric medicine division's uniquely qualified internists, the faculty of the maternal-fetal medicine division, and the Alpert Medical School ob/gyn programs to provide fellows with a stimulating two-year experience in obstetric medicine.

For information specific to the fellowship offered by The Division of Obstetric and Consultative Medicine, please contact Kenneth E. Chen, MD, Program Director,

Women's Mental Health Fellowship
Women & Infants Hospital and the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Alpert Medical School are offering a 12-month fellowship in women’s mental health.

The fellowship, which takes place at Women & Infants Hospital is designed to offer focused clinical training in women’s mental health for psychiatrists, with a particular emphasis on reproductive psychiatry.

Breast Disease Fellowship

Women & Infants Hospital is committed to training medical students, residents and fellows and we offer several fellowships for advanced specialty training. The Breast Health Center offers a one-year fellowship in breast disease sponsored by the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. This fellowship is offered to surgically-trained physicians who have completed a residency in their specialty (typically general surgery and ob/gyn).

Perinatal and Pediatric Pathology Fellowship
The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Women & Infants Hospital offers the Don B. Singer Perinatal and Pediatric Pathology Fellowship Program. The program provides training in placental pathology, autopsy pathology, pediatric surgical pathology, pediatric forensic pathology, cytogenetics, molecular pathology, clinical chemistry, microbiology, hematology, flow cytometry, and transfusion medicine.