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The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center offers an accredited 4-year educational and training program for residents, training them to the level required for certification by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Graduates will be prepared to enter a general obstetrics and gynecology practice or pursue training in a subspecialty fellowship. During the program, residents will receive training in our specialty, including:

  • First-hand experience in the care of the normal and high-risk obstetric patient under the supervision of the house staff and full-time staff of the department
  • Management of labor and delivery for patients
  • Minor surgical procedures related to our specialty
  • Advanced ultrasound and genetics
  • High-risk obstetrics

An Inside Look at the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program

Where You Will Train


Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center

Residents will train in the Obstetrics and Gynecology program at Carolinas Medical Center (CMC), which sees the following annual case volume:

  • Over 30,000 outpatient visits to CMC OB/GYN-related clinics
  • About 3,500 staff deliveries
  • 3,900 inpatient gynecologic procedures
  • 4,200 outpatient gynecologic procedures

Top Reasons to Choose the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program at Atrium Health

  • A family-type environment
  • Patient diversity
  • Extremely involved and accessible chair and program director
  • Excellent fellowship placement
  • Opportunity to teach medical students
  • 100% oral board fist-time pass rate and a 98% written board first-time pass rate since 1996
  • 24-hour ancillary services (phlebotomy, ABG's, IV team and transport)
  • State-of-the-art technology
  • Abundance of educational opportunities
  • Self-designed elective opportunities
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Meet the Faculty

OB/GYN Faculty

“Our residents’ exposure to high acuity patient care, patient volume, pathology and surgical procedures is outstanding. We pride ourselves on the approachable and collegian nature of our faculty, who are quick to provide feedback, advice, and encouragement to our residents. Our mentor program assigns each incoming resident to a faculty mentor for quarterly group discussions and individual sessions for both fun and for professional development.

Amy Boardman, MD, Residency Program Director

The program has 29 full-time faculty members and 10 part-time faculty members. All major subspecialties of obstetrics and gynecology are represented by faculty members, including maternal-fetal medicine, OB/GYN specialists, hospitalists and gynecologic oncology. View their bios here.

Program Curriculum

The program is approved for 6 residents per year and divided into 4 years of graduated responsibility. The PGY-1 year consists of various service rotations as well as extensive exposure to obstetrics. The remaining 3 years emphasize the specialty of obstetrics and gynecology and the recognized subspecialties.

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The Division of Gynecology at Carolinas Medical Center is focused on educating residents and medical students in ambulatory and surgical gynecology. The division is involved in resident education across the entire spectrum from the operating room, to the ambulatory clinic, to labor and delivery and into the classroom.

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The first year urogynecology experience within the general gynecology rotation includes an introduction to the anatomy of pelvic support and continence, staging of prolapse with the POP-Q system and urodynamic testing and pelvic physiotherapy. Additional extensive and in-depth training in urogynecology takes place during the PGY-3 and PGY-4 years.

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The Generalists Faculty and the Maternal Fetal Medicine Division are responsible for the education and supervision of residents and medical students for the Obstetrics and High-Risk Obstetrics. Carolinas Medical Center has approximately 7,000 deliveries per year and serves as the tertiary referral center for 9 surrounding counties.

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The Division of Gynecologic Oncology is composed of 5 board certified gynecologic oncologists, 4 of whom operate exclusively at Carolinas Medical Center. Our faculty members annually evaluate approximately 1,200 new patients and perform over 1,040 surgeries.

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The Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Carolinas Medical Center is dedicated to the highest quality training of OB/GYN residents. This is done through interaction within a full-service REI clinical practice, formal didactic instruction and clinical and basic research.

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2021-2022 Trainee Salary

  • PGY-1     $60,400
  • PGY-2     $63,100
  • PGY-3     $65,700
  • PGY-4     $68,800

Paid Vacation

  • PGY-1     2 weeks+1 week conference meeting
  • PGY-2     2 weeks+1 week conference meeting
  • PGY-3     2 weeks+1 week conference meeting
  • PGY-4     3 weeks+1 week conference meeting

All residents also receive an additional 5 days vacation during the holiday blocks.

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Application Criteria

Our program participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Your dean's office can help you with the application process. You will not be required to complete a written application. Three letters of recommendation are required in addition to the dean's letter. One of these letters should be from the chairperson/or designee of the Department of OB/GYN from your medical school.

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