Monthly Events


4:00 p.m. - 1st Wednesday of each month August thru May
WH 4029 or Off-site
Faculty Leader - N. Jean Amoura, MD

Attended by - All faculty and residents

Description - Journal Club is designed to improve the resident’s ability to read the medical literature. Discussions will focus on study methodology, statistics and translation into practice. One resident will be assigned to each scheduled Journal Club. The assigned resident will be responsible for choosing the articles with Dr. Amoura and leading the discussion. Other faculty members in attendance serve as participants/facilitators and participate in the discussion of the article. All residents will be responsible for reading the articles ahead of time and being prepared to discuss each article in regards to methodology and statistical analysis.

Assignment of articles - Each resident (HOIII's, HOII's and HOI's) will be responsible for one journal club per year. This requires that the resident identify 2 to 3 articles for discussion and have the articles disseminated for the faculty and residents to read before Journal Club. Distribution of the articles will be done by the program coordinator. Articles will be turned into the program coordinators office three weeks prior to Journal club for copying and distribution. The articles can be selected based on scientific merit, recommendations of faculty or perceived importance to the field of obstetrics and gynecology.


  1. The resident will develop the ability to critically read and evaluate the literature in the specialty of obstetrics and gynecology.
  2. The resident will improve their understanding of experimental design.
  3. The resident will develop the ability to discriminate between types of statistical measures.


3:00 p.m., 3rd Wednesday monthly
MSC 2018
Faculty Leader - Sylvia Ziegenbein, MD

Attended by - All faculty and residents

Description - M&M conference is the forum in which patient care and outcomes are objectively and critically reviewed by the department. Cases to be reviewed are generated from the ACOG Clinical Indicators or by referral from case conference. An individual faculty member not involved with the reviewed patient’s care will present each case for review and discussion.


  1. To improve patient care through review of cases.
  2. To expose the residents to the principles of quality assessment and improvement.
  3. To foster and maintain a professional environment for the advancement of quality improvement.