Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency Program

  • Reseach/QI Requirements

    Introduction & Overview

    The department of obstetrics and gynecology requires all residents to participate in research. Interns are exempt from this activity, but each Intern is required to present a case report, based upon a case in which she/he has participated and should have identified a research topic by the end of the intern year.

    Each II and III year resident is expected to be involved in a continuing prospective research project, which will be initiated early in the II year of residency. This allows time to enroll patients, to complete research and to prepare a formal paper for presentation at the successful completion of the research project. All residents are required to present their research at the annual resident research symposium at the end of the third year of residency.

    To assist in resident research, each resident will select a faculty research mentor by July 1 of the second residency year. The resident is to meet with her/his mentor at least monthly.

    Below is a sample of research and publications from residents in the last 5 years:

    LeThenia Joy Baker, M.D. - It’s Not Just IC! How Urodynamics Can Enable Successful Diagnosis and Treatment of Urologic Causes of Pelvic Pain

    Curtrina Strozier, M.D. - Low Birth Weight in HIV-Infected Parturients on HAART

    Crystal Welch, M.D. - Obesity as a Risk Factor for Cesarean Sections in Nulliparous Women

    Raimot Agbe, M.D. - Barriers to Long Acting Reversible Contraception in the Postpartum Population at Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, GA

    Candace Gates, M.D. - African American Views and Opinions on Breast Feeding

    Michelle White, M.D. - The Effects of Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping in Full Term Infants

    Resident Spotlight

    “The broad variety of cases and level of training that I've received at MSM have more than prepared me to enter practice with confidence in my abilities and the discipline to continue to pursue new skills and information.”
    - L Joy Baker
    Obstetrics and Gynecology Resident
    Class of 2013