CONFERENCES AND DIDACTICS
Grand Rounds is attended by the entire Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology on Wednesday mornings at Touro Infirmary Hospital. Residents on rotation in Lafayette participate via teleconferencing. Grand Rounds presentations are given by members of the faculty as well as by visiting guest speakers. As part of the resident education curriculum, each Fourth Year Resident is required to give a Grand Rounds presentation on the topic of their choice.
Resident Didactic Conference is a weekly conference that takes place Friday afternoons. This conference is organized by the educational committee to supplement knowledge obtained on clinical rotations. This conference features lectures from Residents and Faculty from a curriculum designated by the educational committee to fulfill the objectives of the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Residents have protected time away from their clinical duties to attend this weekly lecture series.
Simulation Labs take place quarterly as part of the resident didactic conference. Residents will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of simulation experiences throughout the course of the year including obstetrical simulators, hysteroscopic simulators and laparoscopic trainers.
Morbidity and Mortality Conference and Case List Review are held following Resident Didactic Conference on Friday afternoons on a bimonthly basis. Interesting cases from each service are presented and discussed by residents from the respective services. This is followed by an open discussion of the obstetrical and/or gynecological cases of the month that are presented in a case list format similar to that of the ABOG oral board exam. The M&M conference is attended by the entire Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and residents on rotation in Lafayette participate via teleconferencing.
Journal Club is a resident run activity held approximately 6 times per academic year. The focus on each journal club follows a yearly curriculum, ensuring that all residents are exposed to all topics. A current or landmark article in obstetrics or gynecology is chosen and residents are required to read and answer questions based on the article and curriculum topic. A team of residents, under the guidance of a faculty mentor, leads the discussion and all residents are expected to participate. Faculty members also contribute to the discussion, which usually takes place in the home of one of our faculty members.
Pathology Conference is a weekly lunch conference that is attended by the residents and staff on the gynecologic oncology service at University Medical Center - New Orleans along with Pathology faculty. The participants have the opportunity to directly review selected pathological specimens from recent procedures performed in the operating room and clinic. The teams then discuss the individual cases and their treatment plans.
Pre-op Conference is held weekly on Wednesday mornings before Grand Rounds and is attended by Faculty and the Universty Medical Center - New Orleans GYN team. All upcoming OR cases are presented by the Third Year on service. Faculty and residents then discuss aspects of pre-operative and post-operative management as well as operative details of each case.
Pediatric-Obstetric Service Conference is a monthly multidisciplinary conference held at Touro Infirmary Hospital comprised of the Obstetrical Service, the Perinatology Service, and the Pediatric/NICU teams. The antenatal and intrapartum management of high risk obstetrical patients is discussed with follow-up of the infant post-delivery provided by the pediatric team. This conference allows for continuity of care between the teams taking care of both mom and baby.
Simulation Lab: MVA Simulation using the Papaya Model & Lacerations and Episiotomies using the Cow Tongue Model