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Welcome to the Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital OB/GYN Residency Program

The Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program dates from 1949, and is proud of its continual accreditation since its first review. Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital has long been one of the busiest obstetrics and gynecology units in the Rocky Mountain region, with the number of cases and deliveries unmatched in the Great Plains States or the Pacific Northwest. The Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program is a fully approved and accredited four year training program with five residents in each year for a total of 20 residents.

For the physician primarily interested in a private, general OB/GYN Practice, Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital offers an excellent opportunity to participate in a training program with ample academic exposure and stimulation and a large volume of interesting and challenging patients. In recent years, several of our graduates have chosen to advance their sub-specilaization skills by entering into fellowship training in the fields of minimally invasive surgery, reproductive- endocrinology & infertility, and urogynecology.

The GYN surgical experience available to the residents consistently ranks us among the largest in the country. The program data summary, issued by the Resident Review Committee for Obstetrics and Gynecology, compares the experience of Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital OBGYN residents to a national program mean, and Saint Joseph Hospital ranks very high nationally.

The Labor and Delivery Unit at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital features 14 state-of-the-art LDR suites, family waiting areas, jacuzzis in each room, soft lighting, built-in newborn bassinets in each LDR, two operating rooms, and a unique combination delivery/operating room for high risk deliveries. There is a spacious physicians lounge area that includes sleep rooms, dining area in the lounge with a big screen TV, and state of the art centralized fetal monitoring system.  On the unit there is a confidential boardroom behind the nurses station for patient report, charting, meetings, and meals.  The unit also has a direct intercom communication system with our Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

During a nation-wide poll of OB/GYN residency programs, information was obtained which indicates that a significant majority of all training programs require a resident research project.  Most of these research projects are required for continuation from the third to fourth year of residency.  In keeping with this trend in training excellence, we instituted a similar requirement for incoming house officers which began at the beginning of the 2006 academic year.  Residents will be required to have a topic selected by the end of their PGY-1 year. In the Spring or Fall of each year, "Resident Research Day" allows the opportunity for the residents to present their abstracts for review.

Admission to the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program at Saint Joseph Hospital is highly competitive. Applicants can be expected to have a first time USMLE Step 1 score of 210 or higher . (At this time COMLEX scores are not accepted.)

Applications from International Medical Graduates (IMGs) will be considered, however IMGs must have completed, or be in the process of completing, one year of preliminary training in a clinical setting in a United States accredited residency training program within three years prior to application. IMGs must hold a valid ECFMG certificate prior to the NRMP deadline for submission of our rank list.

If you have questions please contact the Program Administrator, Lori Walton, at  lori.walton@sclhs.net or call 303.318.3270.

Mailing Address and Phone Number

Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital OB/GYN Residency Program
1960 Ogden St. #360
Denver, CO 80218

Residency Verification:
Laurel K. Allen, Manager, GME 
Exempla Saint Joseph Midtown Building
1960 Ogden Street, Suite 300
Denver, CO 80218
(O) 303-318-3255 / (F) 303-318-3258