Obstetrics & Gynecology
MSC 10 5580
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131-0001
Phone - (505) 272-4051
2011-2012 Annual Report
As in the past, we anticipate that approximately 70 applicants from across the country will be invited to interview for the six first-year residency positions. We select first-year house officers from programs around the country. Please see current residents link for more information.
Beside the Rio Grande and picturesque Sandia mountains, Albuquerque offers just about everything: a genuine casual elegance, reasonable cost of living, mild weather and juxtaposition of Native American, Hispanic and Anglo cultures. The city’s adobe architecture, art, and ecology are the essence of everything New Mexican. A mild, four-season climate make this a favorite locale for hiking, trail biking, mountain climbing, hot air ballooning, skiing, and sunset watching.
Two-month rotations are overseen by well-qualified faculty including full time sub specialists in MFM, REI, ONC , UROGYN, and Family Planning, who are dedicated to excellence in patient care, teaching and research. Most training is at the University campus. We average 3,600 deliveries at the 500 bed University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and approximately 58,000 outpatient visits in our citywide clinics each year. Additional gynecologic surgical training is obtained at two nearby major medical centers.
Clinical teaching conferences and ward rounds are held regularly for each service. A 3-hour education period is protected every Friday afternoon and includes morbidity and mortality, core curriculum conferences, and a number of skills workshops. To prepare for required national annual examinations, reviews are provided by faculty as part of the didactics sessions.
All residents participate in a research project and present the results orally at the end of their 3rd year at the Annual Women’s Health Research Symposium. During the 4th year, residents may present their research at a regional or national meeting. In recent years residents have presented at meetings of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Association of Professors in Gynecology and Obstetrics/Council on Residency Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American Urogynecologic Society and the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals. Financial support and administrative leave is provided for residents to present their research at a regional or national meeting.
Many of our graduates go into private practices in the Intermountain West. An average of one graduate per year pursues a fellowship. Our program currently provides fellowship opportunities in maternal-fetal medicine and female pelvic support disorders/pelvic reconstructive surgery. We have been approved for a Fellowship in Reproductive Health and Family Planning to begin in 2011.
Our residents find the following features of our program to be particularly appealing:
Our residents rotate through a variety of services. These experiences are designed to provide a broad-base in obstetrics and gynecology and to build skills in primary care medicine. The first year curriculum consists of 13 four-week blocks that include the following rotations:
Our residents become more confident caring for our patients and assume a more active role in teaching our medical students and PGY1s. The second year curriculum consists of six two-month blocks on the following rotations:
Our residents continue to assume active roles in supervising and teaching medical students and junior residents. The third year residents' curriculum consists of six two-month blocks of the following rotations:
Residents at the "chief" level function as leaders and consultants. Throughout the year, they are refining their supervisory and management skills. Part of their duties include teaching medical students and other residents on their service. The fourth year residents' curriculum consists of six two-month blocks of the following rotations:
We are quite proud of our residency program and hope to hear from you! Let us know if you would like more information about the following:
For future correspondence, please notify our Residency Program Coordinator.
Meggan Zsemlye, MD
Residency Program Director,
Tony Ogburn, MD
Residency Program Associate Director, Professor
William F. Rayburn, MD
Professor, Department Chair
Residency Program Coordinator
Department of Ob/Gyn
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131-0001
Telephone - (505) 272-6883
FAX - (505) 272-3918