The Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is directed by Dr. Kathryn Marko, who graduated from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and completed Residency at Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center where she also served as faculty. Dr. Marko came to The George Washington University in 2011. Dr. Lauren Nelson is the Assistant Program Director. Dr. Nelson is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and completed her Residency at Virginia Tech Carilion Clinic. Dr. Nancy Gaba (Department Chair) works alongside the Program Directors to ensure a departmental focus on resident education. The program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The most recent accreditation was received in May 2010.
Residents are selected through the National Matching Residency Program (NRMP) each March. Candidates will be invited to interview on campus and will meet with faculty and current residents during their visit. Residents are selected for their preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills and such personal qualities as integrity, motivation, stability, ability to work as a team and a proven dedication to patient-care.
The residents' rotations are structured to provide increasing levels of activity, responsibility, and authority during their training; while, at the same time, maintaining an appropriate level of supervision by the chief residents and attending physicians:
At graduation, each resident will have had the complete management of approximately:
350 Spontaneous Deliveries
40 Operative Vaginal Deliveries
200 Cesarean Deliveries
50 Abdominal Hysterectomies
80 Laparoscopic Hysterectomies
100 Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Procedures