Residents in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Bridgeport Hospital have access to a robust volume and variety of procedures. Each year the ACGME tracks certain resident procedure volumes and publishes the national trends and percentiles. Below is where Bridgeport Hospital lies with respect to national statistics.
- Vaginal Deliveries – 60th percentile
- Cesarean Sections – 90th percentile
- Ultrasound – 80th percentile
- Surgery for Invasive Cancer – 70th percentile
- Total Abdominal Hysterectomy – 40th percentile
- Total Vaginal Hysterectomy – 50th percentile
- Laparoscopic Hysterectomy – 90th percentile
- Operative Laparoscopy - 90th percentile
- Dilatation and Curettage – 90th percentile
In addition, Bridgeport Hospital has a longstanding dominance in the area of robotic surgery, being the first institution in Fairfield County to perform over 1000 robotic procedures. As this is not yet a procedure tracked by the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Review Committee, national statistics are not available. However, residents are taught to perform total laparoscopic hysterectomies, myomectomies, pelvic floor suspension surgery, and various oncologic procedures using the robot, and will be able to obtain robotic certification during the residency if desired.
The Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Training Program utilizes a night float system for the majority of nighttime clinical coverage. Residents do two, four-week night float rotations each of the four years of training. Each rotation consists of an upper and a lower level resident. The night shift team works 14-hour shifts for five days from Sunday night through Friday morning. There is full time in-house faculty supervision of the residents while on night float as well as dedicated obstetrical anesthesia.
The remaining nights and weekends are broken into a Friday night/Sunday day shift, and a 24 hour Saturday shift, except for first year residents, who each do a 12 hour shift on Saturday. On average, a resident will have 2 weekend shifts per month.
There are no in-house moonlighting opportunities for the residents, and off-site moonlighting is not permitted at this time.
Compensation & Benefits
Resident/fellow salaries range from $52,684-$71,676 per year. All housestaff members receive four week/s vacation per academic year and accrue 12 sick days per year.
- 4 weeks of vacation per year
- 2 elective rotations, one during 3rd and 4th year respectively
- Yale New Haven Health System Advantage Plus Plan or Advantage Plan Health Insurance
- Dental Insurance
- Vision Insurance
- Long and short term disability insurance
- Malpractice Insurance provided at no extra cost
- Bridgeport Hospital Retirement Savings plan
- Paid conferences in the 2nd and 3rd year of residency
- Paid Board Review Course in the 4th year of residency
- 10 dollars per night call meal allowance
- Education reimbursement: $400 annually
- Hospital provided and laundered scrubs and white coats