Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency Overview

The OB/GYN residency program at the University of South Alabama is a fully accredited 4-year residency providing training in the full spectrum of the specialty. The program is based at USA Health Children's & Women's Hospital (CW), which is part of a larger integrated system consisting of two acute care facilities (the University Hospital or UH and CW) as well as an academic cancer and oncology research center. In addition, residents participate in surgical cases with our Gyn oncologists and REI physicians at an affiliated community hospital across the street from CW.

The residency has 4 residents at each level. The faculty consists of full-time attendings as well as private clinical physicians. Full time faculty includes 7 OB/GYN specialists, 3 Maternal-Fetal Medicine, 4 Gynecologic Oncologists, and 1 Urogynecologist.  In addition, there are 3 Reproductive endocrinologists at the adjacent facility. Two of our OB/GYN specialists are Peds and Adolescent Gynecology certified. The OB/GYN department is supported by multiple nurse practitioners in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.

Residents obtain a broad primary care experience through a clinic set-up to emulate a private practice model. Patients are followed in the same resident's continuity clinic throughout their residency to allow for the development of a long term patient-physician relationship and continuity of care.

We pride ourselves on our diversity with 30% minority residents, something we are actively seeking to continue. We also want to increase our diversity specifically in underrepresented in medicine (URM). In order to achieve this we will continue to provide a holistic application review, promote health disparities activities within the program and curriculum, and promote unconscious bias, racial literacy, etc. activity within the program and curriculum. 

Our mission is to train the next generation of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to make a meaningful difference in the lives of our patients on the Gulf Coast and beyond by promoting discovery, quality, and lifelong learning to advance women's health.

Program Aims

  • Provide exceptional medical, surgical and clinical training for physicians specializing in obstetrics and gynecology to become future leaders in women’s health along the Gulf Coast and beyond.
  • Provide an environment that promotes high quality and innovative patient-centered care as well as inquiry and scholarship across the patient care continuum.
  • Promote lifelong learning throughout the residency and beyond by supporting faculty and graduate development.