Welcome to the UC San Diego Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency Program! The information on this website should provide you with a comprehensive picture of the resources, facilities, and philosophy of postgraduate education of the UC San Diego Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency Program.
Our training program is a four-year fully accredited program designed to train the next generation of leaders in our specialty. The UC San Diego Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program has been an integrated program between UC San Diego and Kaiser Permanente San Diego for over 3 decades. This partnership allows our residents to care for one of the most diverse group of women in California under two distinct care models. The clinical experience combines two teaching models: academic teams and apprenticeships. Our patients are diverse: ethnically, socioeconomically, and linguistically and our residents benefit immensely from this diversity.
The hallmark of our department is the quality of its patient care and teaching – and these are among the highest priorities of the faculty. The program’s design gives each resident balanced instruction in obstetrics, gynecology, and all subspecialties including gynecologic oncology, maternal fetal medicine, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, female pelvic medicine and reconstruction surgery, pediatric and adolescent gynecology, and family planning. The program boasts a long-standing partnership with Planned Parenthood San Diego and is a Ryan Residency Program. Resident are encouraged to explore their clinical interests with a four-week elective that has included global health and state-side rotations, advocacy programs and additional research opportunities. All residents participate in a faculty-mentored research or quality improvement project. Our mission is to provide a problem- solving approach to postgraduate education with a balance of clinical experience, education, and academic stimulation so that our graduates have the knowledge, skills, and compassion to be outstanding physicians and the next generation of leaders in obstetrics and gynecology. On behalf of our program, we welcome your application and hope this website helps you get to know us better.
Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, MD
D. Yvette LaCoursiere, MD, MPH
Residency Program Director
Ramez Eskander, MD
Associate Residency Director