Department of
Obstetrics and Gynecology

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN–MADISON
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH

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Cultivating the next generation of women’s health leaders is a commitment we fully embrace. As a department, we provide an outstanding and comprehensive educational experience, motivating medical students, graduate students, residents, fellows, faculty and community members to be lifelong learners in women’s health.

Medical students at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health work with our faculty and residents to get an introduction to obstetrics and gynecology practice during Phase II and Phase III of their med school curriculum. Our medical student rotation is ranked as a favorite, and our residents and faculty often receive teaching awards, as voted by the medical students.

The UW Ob-Gyn residency provides a comprehensive, creative and caring training environment. We offer exceptional surgical volume, extensive subspecialty rotations, and an integrated research program. Our residents are some of the best in the country, and they leave our program prepared for successful careers in academic medicine, private practice, and subspecialty fellowship training.

Hundreds of applicants from around the country vie for spots in our competitive fellowship programs. We offer ACGME/ABOG-accredited fellowship training in gynecologic oncology and maternal-fetal medicine. In 2020, we will launch the first Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship in Wisconsin.

The Health Disparities Research Scholars Program is an interdisciplinary post-doctoral training program that supports the training of scholars from diverse fields to become interdisciplinary researchers with a focus on health among minority populations, particularly maternal/child, adolescent, and family health.

We are proud to offer training opportunities for scientists in areas like reproductive biology and physiology, maternal health, and fetal health at the level of intrauterine programming, and the adult endocrine diseases to which they relate (hypertension, obesity, diabetes). Trainees in the Endocrinology and Reproductive Physiology program join a strong, vibrant training environment led by faculty from across UW-Madison.

 M4s get ready for residency with UW Ob-Gyn intern prep course

M4s get ready for residency with UW Ob-Gyn intern prep course

In late April 2022, six UW SMPH medical students who matched into ob-gyn residency programs participated in the UW Department of Ob-Gyn’s intern prep course! The course, organized by Laura Jacques, MD, Janet Short, Amanda Wildenberg, Alison Klein, and Jody Silva, helped the students strengthen some basic surgical and medical ... more
 UW Ob-Gyn residents represent department at Student National Medical Association conference

UW Ob-Gyn residents represent department at Student National Medical Association conference

UW Ob-Gyn residents India Anderson-Carter, MD, PGY-2, Ushma Patel, MD, PGY-4, and Awa Sanneh, MD, PGY-2 attended the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) Annual Medical Education Conference in Orlando to represent the UW Ob-Gyn residency in April!The SNMA is an organization that supports current and future underreprese... more
 Gyorfi featured in WCRGME Day in the Life of a Rural Resident video

Gyorfi featured in WCRGME Day in the Life of a Rural Resident video

The Wisconsin Collaborative for Rural GME recently launched a new “Day in the Life of a Rural Resident” video series. The first video features UW Ob-Gyn rural resident Kaley Gyorfi, MD, PGY-2 on a rural rotation at Western Wisconsin Health in Baldwin, Wisconsin!In the video, Gyorfi walks us through a typical day at a rural ho... more
 UW SMPH Shapiro research student Hailey Milakovich presents at SGO conference

UW SMPH Shapiro research student Hailey Milakovich presents at SGO conference

Huge congratulations to UW SMPH phase II medical student Hailey Milakovich, who gave an oral plenary presentation at the 2022 Society of Gynecologic Oncology Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer!Milakovich presented “What’s the Value of a Pelvic Exam? Endometrial Cancer Surveillance in the Era of Telemedicine.” The presentation w... more
 Wang published in Gynecologic Oncology Reports

Wang published in Gynecologic Oncology Reports

Congratulations to UW Ob-Gyn resident Connor Wang, MD, PGY-3, who is lead author on a new publication in Gynecologic Oncology Reports!In the article “When we open and close: postoperative outcomes after aborted primary cytoreduction for ovarian cancer”, Wang and co-authors Matt Wagar, MD, PGY-4, Amy Godecker, PhD, Ahmed Al-Ni... more