Welcome to the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program

Strafford_Katherine_720x720The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center considers the education of our residents to be one of our most important responsibilities. We currently have over 44residents who complete clinical activities at three sites: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Mount Carmel Grove City Hospital and Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital, all within the central Ohio area for easy access to different health care settings. In our residency program, more than 55 full-time faculty members supervise inpatient and outpatient training in all aspects of obstetrics and gynecology across six specialty divisions.

We appreciate your online visit and hope you find initial information that confirms the strengths of our Ob/Gyn General Residency program, which Doximity currently ranks 19th in the nation. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact one of our program coordinators, Erica Johnson at erica.johnson@osumc.edu or Amanda Poston at amanda.poston@osumc.edu.

With regards,
Katherine Strafford, MD
Program Director, Ob/Gyn General Residency
Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

We’re excited to share a bit more about the Obstetrics and Gynecology General Residency Program at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, one of the nation’s largest academic health care centers. We’ve included a number of videos and website links to provide an idea of what it is like to be a Buckeye resident, and we look forward to welcoming you to our campus in the future.


Program overview

Our residents are part of The Ohio State University/Mount Carmel Health Integrated Training Program in Obstetrics and Gynecology. This exciting program offers the best of two worlds – the strength of a large academic medical center and collaboration among leading community hospitals.


Places we work

As an Ob/Gyn resident, you will practice in a variety of settings with real depth and breadth of cases, from simple to complex. Our maternity wards feature the latest equipment in a warm, welcoming environment.

The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center currently has more than 100 buildings that house the most technologically advanced research, teaching and patient care programs in the region. This includes 7 hospitals and a new 26-story in-patient hospital that will be the flagship location on our main medical center campus and new research facilities in what’s known as the Innovation District.

Wexner Medical Center residents

The Buckeye Experience

At Ohio State, we are proud of what we call “Buckeye Spirit,” which motivates everything we do through our shared values of:

Inclusiveness, Empathy, Ownership, Determination, Sincerity, Innovation

Ohio State's mobile community care coaches

Community programs

The Ohio State University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is committed to caring for patients across our community and minimizing the disparities in health care. A few of our successful programs are featured here.


Medical Center awards and rankings

The impressive list of awards and rankings earned by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center simply validate our own view that we work at one of the best health care centers in the nation. Our Gynecology program ranks in the Top 50 in the nation. We are a U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospital,” and additional accolades attest to our work environment, safety record and quality.


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

Always with an eye to the future, The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center and our own Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology are focused on improving Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI).

Our intent is to foster open, honest discussion so that we can better serve our patients and protect our community. In addition to our own department’s DEI efforts, we invite you to take a deeper into the many initiatives across our medical center.



The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is committed to being a responsible steward of our resources through efficient operations, innovative research and ideas and to “first, do no harm.”


About Columbus

As the nation’s 14th largest city, Columbus is a great place to start out, to stay, to raise a family and to explore. Columbus and Ohio State provide a community that's committed to diversity, culture, economic opportunity and excellence.

More about our program

More about our program

Residency rotation schedule

Residency rotation schedule

Our residents rotate to our main Ohio State University Hospital, as well as Mount Carmel Health System as part of our cooperative training program. They also spend time at Ohio State East Hospital, which is a community hospital reaching underserved communities, at Outpatient Care locations and at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.

Ohio State Ob/Gyn fellowships

Ohio State Ob/Gyn fellowships

Beyond our Ob/Gyn General Residency, we also have fellowships for continued learning. Whatever career you envision, we’ve got the experts and the programs to get you there.