Since there isn't an actual gynecology technology profession, there are no gynecology technology schools; instead, there are residency programs offered by medical centers, hospitals or clinics, frequently in partnership or affiliation with a medical school.
10 Schools with Gynecology Residency Programs
Here are a list of schools with applicable residency programs:
|Ohio State University||Columbus, Ohio||4-year, Public|
|University of Florida||Gainesville, Florida||4-year, Public|
|University of Minnesota-Twin Cities||Minneapolis, Minnesota||4-year, Public|
|Michigan State University||East Lansing, Michigan||4-year, Public|
|University of South Florida||Tampa, Florida||4-year, Public|
|New York University||New York, New York||4-year, Private|
|University of Wisconsin-Madison||Madison, Wisconsin||4-year, Public|
|University of Washington-Seattle Campus||Seattle, Washington||4-year, Public|
|University of Arizona||Tucson, Arizona||4-year, Public|
|University of Southern California||Los Angeles, California||4-year, Private|
*Source: National Center for Education Statistics
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School Selection Criteria
Consider the following when looking for gynecology technology schools:
- The most important thing to consider when looking at a residency program is whether or not it is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
- It can be helpful to find out what the pass rate is for graduates on the board certification exam in obstetrics and gynecology.
- Individuals who wish to specialize in a particular area of gynecology, such as urogynecology or gynecologic oncology, may want to find out what the placement rate is for residents who go on to pursue a fellowship in that subject.
- Prospective residents should choose a school that allows them to get clinical experience in the type of setting where they would like to work in the future, such as an urban hospital or a specialized women's health center.
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN) residency programs last for four years, with three of the years emphasizing reproductive health care and ambulatory primary health care for women. Residents may also gain experience in a variety of subfields, such as gynecologic oncology, maternal fetal medicine, reproductive endocrinology and family planning services. Residents may also have the chance to conduct research in the field. When they finish, graduates are prepared for the board certification exam, and they can go into private practice or advance to a specialized fellowship program in a particular area of interest. It is important to note that residents receive a stipend for their work.
After earning a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree, aspiring gynecologists must complete and OB/GYN residency. Prospective residents should look for accredited programs with high board exam pass rates and fellowship placement rates.