portrait Hayley Barnes
Resident PGY-4
  • Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Undergraduate: Ohio State University
  • Medical School: St. Louis University
  • Why UW Ob-Gyn?
    • Rice, high volume gynecology, high fellowship match rates.
  • Best part of UW Ob-Gyn residency?
    • My favorite part is the relationships I have with the attendings.

    portrait Emily Buttigieg
    Resident PGY-1
    • Hometown: Woodhaven, MI
    • Undergraduate: University of Michigan
    • Medical School: Vanderbilt University
    • Why UW Ob-Gyn?
      • UW residency provides a rich exposure to all the major specialties within Ob-Gyn. It is a high volume program with strong leadership committed to providing quality health care for women. From a well-defined research curriculum, to formalized ultrasound training, to global health opportunities, UW residency provided everything I was looking for and more. Most importantly, however, I appreciated how supportive and close the residents were of each other. I am thrilled to have been welcomed so warmly into the UW family.
    portrait Erica Carballo
    Resident PGY-1
    • Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
    • Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin
    • Medical School: University of Michigan
    • Why UW Ob-Gyn?
      • I wanted to go to a place with a positive work environment, excellent surgical training, and opportunities for research so that I would be prepared for either a broad generalist practice or fellowship of my choice. I also love the city of Madison and couldn't be happier to be back!
    • Best part of UW Ob-Gyn residency?
      • The collegiality and respectful culture among attendings and residents is the best part of the program. As for Madison, there is always something to do-- events at the Terrace, good music scene, craft beer all around, bike trails for days-- it's a fun and active city.
    portrait Antonio Chavez
    Resident PGY-3
    • Hometown: Camargo, Chihuahua, Mexico
    • Undergraduate: Monterrey, Mexico
    • Medical School: Monterrey, Mexico
    • Why UW Ob-Gyn?
      • The exposure to all subspecialties, the engagement of the faculty in teaching, the opportunities for research. Madison is a great city.
    • Best part of UW Ob-Gyn residency?
      • Great exposure to both especialized Ob and Gyn patients as well as low risk OB and common Gyn pathology. Faculty is very involved in the education of the residents. Good surgical exposure. The level of independence at the Arboretum Clinic.
    • Applicants need to know…
      • As someone who transfer from one academic program to another I can see the benefits of having faculty that is very actively engaged in the education of residents. The Arboretum clinic is a great experience that is run by the residents with a very high degree of "supervised independence", the continuity of patient care is very effective and the program always supports it. Often times your patients have surgery when you are not in that particular service and most times, this can be arranged so you go to your cases. This is very rewarding as a junior resident.
    portrait Han Cun
    Resident PGY-3
    • Hometown: Evansville, IN
    • Undergraduate: Brown University
    • Medical School: Indiana University
    • Why UW Ob-Gyn?
      • The residents! The night of my interview dinner, I was blown away by how genuinely happy people are, and that they really enjoy one another. I immediately knew they would be easy to work with and would be fun to be around. I love the fact that we get great surgical experience at a large academic institution. I was also interested in fellowship and knew they had a strong Gynecologic Oncology program. Where else do you find that the residency program director and chair are both GYN oncologists?
    • When did you feel welcomed to UW Ob-Gyn?
      • My first rotation as an intern was nights on Labor and Delivery, during which time we're paired with a PGY3. Before I started, my PGY3 invited me out to dinner just to get to know me better. It was very welcoming and helped calm my nerves. Because of that, this past year when I started as a PGY3 on nights with a fresh new intern, I did the same for her!
    • Advice for medical students looking at residency programs?
      • Ob-Gyn residency is becoming more and more competitive each year! So if you can, try to apply to as many programs and as broadly as you can.
    portrait Anna Drewry
    Resident PGY-2
    • Hometown: Wausau, WI
    • Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Medical School: University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Why UW Ob-Gyn?
      • I chose UW because it was the right balance of a high-powered, academically focused institution with a program that put a priority on resident wellness and community.
    • Best part of UW Ob-Gyn residency?
      • The faculty and program administration will also go far to advocate for residents, which is very important to me.
    portrait Ashley Durward
    Resident PGY-3
    • Hometown: Fulton, IL
    • Undergraduate: University of Illinois at Chicago; Bryn Mawr College
    • Medical School: University of Iowa
    • Best part of UW Ob-Gyn residency?
      • My favorite part of the program is the staff we work with. They are great people and great teachers.
    • Applicants need to know…
      • I hands down believe we have the best program in the country! You won't get the clinical and surgical experience in a more hospitable environment elsewhere.
    portrait Patrice Grzebielski MD
    Resident PGY-4
    • Hometown: Townsend, MT
    • Undergraduate: Seattle Pacific University
    • Medical School: University of New Mexico
    • Why UW Ob-Gyn?
      • I thought UW was a well-rounded program with amazing people. I also was impressed with Madison and thought it would be a great place to live.
    • Best part of UW Ob-Gyn residency?
    • My favorite part of the program is the people. My fellow residents are not only great to work with but they are awesome friends.
    portrait Ross Harrison
    Resident PGY-4
    • Hometown: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
    • Undergraduate: University of Central Florida
    • Medical School: University of Florida
    • Why UW Ob-Gyn?
      • Academic program with strong faculty and opportunities to pursue fellowship training
    • Best part of UW Ob-Gyn residency?
      • Supportive collegial faculty; excellent balance between service and education
    • Advice for medical students looking at residency programs?
      • “Think about where you want to be at the end of residency. Ask yourself and your mentors if the residency program you are interested in will get you there. Enjoy your time with your medical school classmates as much as you can.”
    portrait Dandi Huang
    Resident PGY-1
    • Hometown: Bellevue, WA
    • Undergraduate: Whitman College
    • Medical School: University of Washington
    • Why UW Ob-Gyn?
      • I am interested in gynecology oncology so I was looking for programs with a robust gyn onc divison as well a program with rigor, good work-life balance, approachable attendings, research opportunities, fun co-residents!
    • Best part of UW Ob-Gyn residency?
      • Everyone is so supportive - the attendings and fellows are very approachable; senior residents are patient and encouraging; nurses are willing to teach you; and my co-residents are always offering to trade call shifts and cover for each other.
    portrait Kathleen Ireland
    Resident PGY-2
    • Hometown: St. Clair, MN
    • Undergraduate: University of Minnesota
    • Medical School: University of Minnesota
    • Why UW Ob-Gyn?
      • UW had everything I was hoping for in a program. It boasted strong surgical numbers, demonstrated support of its graduates in both pursuit of fellowship or a generalist track, and both staff and residents seemed happy, well supported and friendly.
    portrait Sierra Jansen
    Resident PGY-2
    • Hometown: Eugene, OR
    • Undergraduate: Georgetown University
    • Medical School: Oregon Health and Science University
    • Why UW Ob-Gyn?
      • I chose UW as I wanted a place where I could incorporate my passion for global health into my residency. I also loved all the residents and faculty on interview day.
    portrait Mary Kao
    Resident PGY-2
    • Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
    • Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin
    • Medical School: Brown University
    • Why UW Ob-Gyn?
      • Strong leadership, high quality training and exposure to subspecialties, excellent mentorship, emphasis on resident wellness.
    • Best part of UW Ob-Gyn residency?
      • The attendings give the residents a lot of autonomy in clinical decision making and encourage us to take ownership of patient care. There is a sense of camaraderie among our residents.
    • Advice for medical students looking at residency programs?
      • Keep an open mind on the interview trail. You can actually get a pretty accurate vibe from your interview day experience in terms of program fit.
    portrait Erin Krizman
    Resident PGY-4
    • Hometown: South Bend, IN
    • Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame
    • Medical School: Boston University
    • Best part of UW Ob-Gyn residency?
      • The amazing people!
    portrait Ramsey Larson
    Resident PGY-1
    • Hometown: Spokane, WA
    • Undergraduate: University of Puget Sound
    • Medical School: University of Washington
    • Best part of UW Ob-Gyn residency?
      • I love how senior residents and attendings are eager to involve me, giving me the autonomy but also providing guidance and teaching. I have gotten great exposure and have been able to do procedures that would be second year cases at other institutions.
    portrait Kevin McCool
    Resident PGY-4
    • Hometown: Wausau, WI
    • Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Medical School: University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Why UW Ob-Gyn?
      • Exceptional faculty, exceptional surgical teaching.
    • Best part of UW Ob-Gyn residency?
      • My favorite part of the program is the diversity of surgical training we receive. The best part of living in Madison is the diverse opportunities for outdoor activities.
    portrait Laura McDowell
    Resident PGY-1
    • Hometown: Hastings, MN
    • Undergraduate: University of Minnesota Twin Cities
    • Medical School: University of Minnesota Duluth
    • Why UW Ob-Gyn?
      • First rural Ob-Gyn track in the nation! Also has a strong history of being a great training facility with supportive residents and attendings. I truly enjoyed my interview day and am ecstatic to be at UW-Madison for my residency training!
    • Advice for medical students looking at residency programs?
      • Get the most you can out of your last year’s rotations as there is always something you can learn on every rotation that will make you a better intern/future doctor.
    portrait Melissa Meyer
    Resident PGY-1
    • Hometown: Wilmette, IL
    • Undergraduate: University of Michigan
    • Medical School: Washington University in St. Louis
    • Why UW Ob-Gyn?
      • I was impressed by the surgical training and really enjoyed the people and the location!
    • Advice for medical students looking at residency programs?
      • Find a program where you like the people and feel they have a supportive community.
    portrait Anna Meyer
    Resident PGY-3
    • Hometown: St. Paul, MN
    • Undergraduate: University of St. Thomas
    • Medical School: University of Michigan
    • Best part of UW Ob-Gyn residency?
      • My co-residents and the wonderful teaching and role modeling we receive from the attendings.
    portrait Brenda Niu
    Resident PGY-2
    • Hometown: Corvallis, OR
    • Undergraduate: University of Southern California
    • Medical School: Oregon Health and Science University
    • Why UW Ob-Gyn?
      • The residents seemed incredibly happy and competent on interview day. They also seemed to get along really well and have a life outside the hospital, which was important to me.
    portrait Stephanie Peace
    Resident PGY-1
    • Hometown: St. Louis, MO
    • Undergraduate: Harvard University
    • Medical School: University of Missouri
    • Why UW Ob-Gyn?
      • So many reasons to love UW! The faculty are incredibly knowledgeable and supportive of resident education. The residents are far and away the best group that I met on the interview trail. The dedication to family planning training is impressive. There is a real focus on resident wellness and quality of life. And I love UW's commitment to underserved patients and global health!
    • Advice for medical students looking at residency programs?
      • Enjoy interview season - despite the stress, it's a good opportunity to travel and meet your future colleagues around the country!
    portrait Kali Rivas
    Resident PGY-2
    • Hometown: Madison, WI
    • Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin
    • Why UW Ob-Gyn?
      • I did a visiting sub-I at UW as a fourth year medical student, where I saw firsthand how the program provides a great education while fostering a supportive environment. Despite working really hard, the residents seemed happy and to have a good quality of life. I also liked how the program provides a well-rounded education with opportunities in family planning, global health, and all the subspecialties.
    • Best part of UW Ob-Gyn residency?
      • Our program is incredibly friendly and supportive. Our attendings are approachable. As part of our wellness initiative, we have time set aside for team building activities, and even simple daily tasks that become difficult to schedule in residency, like dentist appointments.
    • Advice for medical students looking at residency programs?
      • Pick a field that you love -- in residency you work a lot, which is a lot easier when you love what you are doing.
    portrait Emily Rosen
    Resident PGY-3
    • Undergraduate: University of Michigan
    • Medical School: University of Vermont
    • Why UW Ob-Gyn?
      • I chose UW because it felt like where I was supposed to be - the people were exceptionally friendly, the town was the perfect size, the program had great training, and the community was very supportive.
      portrait Ashley Turner
      Resident PGY-4
      • Hometown: Traverse City, MI
      • Undergraduate: University of Michigan
      • Medical School: Michigan State University
      • Why UW Ob-Gyn?
        • I chose UW because I was looking for a Ryan Residency Program to receive additional training in family planning and be in an environment supportive of women's reproductive rights. In talking to the residents and faculty, especially Dr. Rice, I knew that this was the perfect place for me to receive the best training and be an advocate for women.
      • Best part of UW Ob-Gyn residency?
        • My favorite part about the program is our surgical training - our case numbers are high and they reflect us actually performing the case, not just assisting
      portrait Lauren Verrilli
      Resident PGY-3
      • Hometown: Seattle, WA
      • Undergraduate: Santa Clara University
      • Medical School: University of Washington
      • Why UW Ob-Gyn?
        • I liked the surgical training and loved Dr. Rice!
      • Best part of UW Ob-Gyn residency?
        • My favorite part about the program is our wellness activities. We do things like game nights, attending cabin weekends, sports events and group cooking classes.