Department Overview

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Academic Program

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is located in the Chicago Lying-in Hospital, which is an integral part of the health center complex at the University of Chicago. The multi-faceted academic program offered by the Department includes education for medical students, interns, residents, and fellows. Continuing medical education for physicians is also offered.

Obstetric and gynecologic education consists of instruction at all levels of participation -- outpatient clinics, labor and delivery, operating rooms, inpatient areas, and laboratories -- with active student participation under proper supervision.

Research opportunities are available in the areas of gynecology, gynecologic endocrinology, uro-gynecology, gynecologic oncology, maternal-fetal medicine, genetics, and ethics.

Sub-specialty fellowships are available in maternal-fetal medicine and reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Continuing medical education includes weekly grand rounds and other special programs offered throughout the year.

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Inpatient Obstetrics and Gynecology

The Chicago Lying-in Hospital occupies the second and third floors of Bernard Mitchell Hospital. Renovated in April, 1999, the facilities include

All labor and delivery rooms are equipped with central fetal monitoring, ultrasound, and laboratory access. Immediately adjacent to the obstetrical area is the neonatal unit consisting of the intermediate and intensive care nurseries. A close relationship exists with the neonatal section of the Department of Pediatrics for the management of critically ill infants.

At the University of Chicago Hospitals, there are approximately 3,200 babies delivered annually, many to women with high risk pregnancies. The University of Chicago Hospitals have been designated as an Illinois Perinatal Center to provide consultation to community physicians through obstetrical and neonatal hot lines and to receive transported women experiencing high risk pregnancies and critically ill infants. The faculty and resources of the Department are structured to meet these responsibilities.

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Outpatient Obstetrics and Gynecology

All of the outpatient clinics are currently on the first floor of the original Chicago Lying-In Hospital, but there are plans to move these clinics to the Center for Advanced Medicine (CAM) in 1999. Clinics to be moved include:

All outpatient procedures including operative laparoscopy and hysteroscopy are done in the CAM outpatient operating rooms.

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Additional Rotations at MacNeal Hospital

Integrated within the University of Chicago Health System is MacNeal Hospital, a 427-bed private hospital located in Berwyn, Illinois. Residents participate in rotations in obstetrics and gynecology, family medicine, ambulatory medicine, and emergency room. These rotations help residents meet the requirements of the Residency Review Committee of the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education. The University of Chicago has an academic director of obstetrics and gynecology who resides full-time at MacNeal Hospital for administration of the training program.

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Chicago Lying-In Hospital Statistics 1997-98

Total admissions
Total patient days
# of obstetrics admissions
# of deliveries
# of gynecologic admissions
# of gynecologic cases
# of outpatient visits
#of outpatient procedures


MacNeal Hospital Statistics 1997-98

# of obstetrics admissions
# of deliveries
# of gynecologic cases

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