Our educational objectives for residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at Wake Forest School of Medicine are designed to prepare residents with the knowledge, skills and attitudes essential to the independent practice of obstetrics and gynecology.

We expect our residents to be exceptional providers of health care for their patients and to be competent consultants for other medical professionals as well.

Residents in our program are also introduced to various subspecialties, including:

  • Maternal-fetal medicine 
  • Gynecologic oncology 
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Reproductive endocrinology-infertility 
  • Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology 
  • Contraception and Family Planning  

To better understand the essential roles of the physician and other professionals in delivering quality health care, residents will interact with:

  • Nurses
  • Physician assistants
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Nurse midwives
  • Medical and PA Students

This introduction prepares them for a career in academic medicine if they so choose.

Educational Goals

In nine of the past 13 years, an Obstetrics and Gynecology resident has been selected as one of the two Clinical Resident Teachers of the Year at the Wake Forest School of Medicine.

Our educational goals include:

  • To provide opportunities for increasing responsibility, appropriate supervision, formal instruction, and critical evaluation and counseling, which all play a part in achieving goals related to curriculum objectives
  • To train physicians who know their limits and who know how to improve themselves on a life-long career journey that includes the ability to use various resources for self-improvement as well as improvement of the health care system in general
  • To focus on and elevate the importance of the role of teacher that each faculty member and resident assumes in our academic setting
  • To train physicians who are good teachers of not only other physicians, nurses and trainees, but also of patients and their families
  • To provide formal as well as informal training in the art of adult education throughout the four years of residency to both faculty and residents
  • To teach and enhance the quality of patient care.

Facilities and Training Locations

The residency program is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

The principal affiliated hospitals, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center, are located in Winston-Salem.  Our principal referral area includes northwest North Carolina, southwest Virginia, southeast West Virginia and eastern Tennessee, an area of more than three million people with approximately 30,000 deliveries per year.

Below are the locations residents will train during their residency:

Conferences and Training

Our topics are taken directly from the most recent edition of the CREOG Educational Objectives-Core Curriculum in Obstetrics and Gynecology, published by CREOG, and are presented at:

  • Resident conferences
  • Grand rounds
  • Specialty conferences
  • Didactic sessions

Board Pass Rates

As with all residencies, an important goal is to produce educated, well-trained physicians. One marker of this is the pass rate for the written and oral examinations administered by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Residents who graduate from the Wake Forest School of Medicine Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program have maintained a pass rate that is impressive and well above the national average.

10-year written exam pass rate (first attempt): >96%

10-year oral exam pass rate (first attempt): 100%