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Westchester Medical Center

Westchester Medical Center (WMC) is a 638-bed academic medical center providing quaternary care for the Hudson Valley Region. This is the university hospital of the New York Medical College OB/GYN residency program. It is the central location of the sub-specialty divisions including gynecologic oncology, maternal-fetal medicine, urogynecology, reproductive endocrinology and infertility and Pediatric/Adolescent Gynecology.

The chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York Medical College, Dr. Howard Blanchette, is the Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology at WMC. As a Regional Perinatal Center, the Obstetric Service performs about 1200 delivers and 300 maternal transports per year. Trainees are exposed to state of the art prenatal diagnostic services as well as the full range of medical complications of pregnancy.

While on the obstetric rotation at Westchester Medical Center, residents are exposed to high risk OB cases in both the clinics and labor and delivery. Each morning with the exception of Grand Rounds once a week, the resident OB team meets with the Maternal Fetal Medicine physician. This is a time for residents to discuss and critique their management of patients admitted during the previous evening and to make plans for the rest of the day. Biweekly, there is a perinatal lecture or discussion of a recent OB article that includes the residents of the OB team and the entire Maternal Fetal Medicine Department. There is also a close relationship between the Obstetrics and Neonatal Intensive care team. Every week, there is a joint perinatal conference.

While on the GYN rotation at Westchester Medical Center, residents divide their time among GYN subspecialties, GYN oncology, urogynocology, reproductive endocrinology, and pediatric gynecology. Their surgical experience is cutting edge and includes robotic surgery but balanced with the experience of laparotomy and vaginal surgery.

The clinic population is drawn from Westchester, Orange, Putnam, Dutchess, Ulster and Rockland counties. In addition, rotations at WMC enable the residents to manage private patients of the faculty and thus round out their training experience. Located 35 minutes from New York City, Westchester Medical Center shares a 600-acre campus with New York Medical College. There is access to the College’s well equipped Basic Science Building and research laboratories as well as to an extensive medical library.

Integrated Residency Program with Westchester Medical Center

Metropolitan Hospital Center (MHC) is a 341-bed university teaching hospital with an active emergency room. It is a member of the New York City Health and Hospitals corporation and is located in the upper east of Manhattan from 97th to 99th streets between 1st and 2nd avenues dividing the areas known as Yorkville to the South and East Harlem to the North. This location offers the housestaff experience with serving the indigent and working poor as well as a diversity of ethnic groups. Housestaff are exposed to the full range of clinical training with an emphasis on primary care obstetrics and gynecology.

The program director, Dr. Sari Kaminsky is the Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at MHC. New York Medical College has been affiliated with Metropolitan Hospital since 1875. It is the oldest continuing affiliation in the nation between a private medical school and a public hospital.

The Obstetrics Service at Metropolitan Hospital Center performs approximately 1600 delivers per year. Of these, approximately 40% are high risk. Obstetrical ultrasound is an integral part of the division. As a tertiary care center with a Level 3 NICU, residents will also have the opportunity to manage high risk patients at extremes of prematurity. Residents divide their time between the High Risk Clinic, Labor and Delivery and the Antepartum Unit.

The Gynecology Service at Metropolitan Hospital Center consists of general gynecology, reproductive endocrinology and urogynecology. On the Gynecology rotation residents are exposed to a vast array of GYN surgery with an emphasis on vaginal surgery. Time is divided between the operating room and the GYN clinic. Residents also attend the weekly infertility clinic.

MHC is the site of the resident Continuity Clinics. Each resident is assigned to a continuity team beginning in the PG-1 year.