The residency program in Obstetrics and Gynecology at The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine is highly regarded for its commitment to education. With the creation of the Division of Education several years ago, the department became one of the few residency programs in the nation that intertwines medicine and education through blended MD and PhD efforts. The education division plans, implements, and evaluates all components of graduate education for its residents.
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology houses all the subspecialties: maternal-fetal medicine, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, and gynecologic oncology. In addition to these subspecialties, the department provides a center for urogynecology where all aspects of urinary dysfunction evaluation and treatment are taught.
The program of 16 residents, four per level, promotes abundant clinical opportunities in obstetrics, gynecology, and the subspecialties. The program size fosters positive resident-faculty interaction and resident-resident camaraderie.
The goal of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is to provide a well-rounded experience in all facets of OB/GYN education for each resident. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply to this comprehensive program.Top
Larry C. Kilgore, MD, Professor, is the Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Kilgore also serves as Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology. Dr. Kilgore earned his medical degree at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis, TN. He completed his residency and fellowship training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.
Grand Rounds meetings are held both in person and virtually via Zoom.
Simulation is the imitation of real-life experience including the use of task and virtual reality trainers, as well as standardized patients to refine technical and clinical skills of healthcare professionals. At the UT Center for Advanced Medical Simulation, the goal is continual improvement in quality of patient care and safety through education, practice, and assessment. Simulation can replicate almost any diagnostic or therapeutic situation, from simple IV insertions using low-fidelity task technology to complicated surgeries using high-fidelity, computerized manikins or virtual reality modules.