Education

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.

Grand Rounds: Warner presents “Preserving the Apex”

On May 9, 2024, Kristina Warner, MD, fellow in the Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, presented the Grand Rounds Lecture “Preserving the Apex.”In the lecture, Warner provided a historical overview of pelvic organ prolapse management and how it differs from current management of apical prolapse, and... more

Rural Ob-Gyn Residency mentioned in UW SMPH article

A new story from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health highlights several programs aimed at increasing the number of physicians practicing in rural parts of the state. Ryan Spencer, MD, MS, Associate Professor (CHS) in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, explained the importance of the UW Departme... more

Grand Rounds: Gyorfi presents “OBGYN Care in Rural America and Wisconsin: Kaley’s Version”

On May 2, 2024, Kaley Gyorfi, MD, PGY-4, UW Ob-Gyn’s Rural Ob-Gyn Resident, presented the Grand Rounds Lecture, “OBGYN Care in Rural America and Wisconsin: Kaley’s Version.”In the lecture, Gyorfi illustrated the health disparities for rural populations in both the U.S. and Wisconsin and current federal, state and local initia... more

Grand Rounds: Anderson-Carter presents “Wisconsin Maternal Mortality: An Overview of Where We Are and Next Steps”

On April 4, 2024, UW Department of Ob-Gyn resident India Anderson-Carter, MD, PGY-4, presented the Grand Rounds lecture “Wisconsin Maternal Mortality: An Overview of Where We Are and Next Steps.”In the lecture, Anderson-Carter illustrated the trend of maternal mortality in the U.S. and how it correlates to Wisconsin’s materna... more

Hanks publishes blog about global health trip

Laura Hanks, MD, clinical assistant professor in the Division of Academic Specialists in Obstetrics and Gynecology, shared her experiences traveling to Gambia on the UW School of Medicine and Public Health Department of Surgery’s Global Surgery website. Hanks was a visiting lecturer at the Edward Francis Teaching Hospital in ... more