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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Obstetricians-gynecologists specialize in the general medical care of women, as well as care related to pregnancy and the reproductive tract. The obstetrician-gynecologist is trained in areas dealing with preconceptional health, pregnancy, labor and childbirth, postpartum care, genetics, genetic counseling and prenatal diagnosis.

Training in gynecology also includes women’s general health, including care of reproductive organs, breasts and sexual function.  Screening for cancer at multiple sites is performed or initiated by the ob-gyn specialist. Gynecology also includes management of hormonal disorders, treatment of infections and training in surgery to correct or treat pelvic organ and urinary tract problems to include cancer of the reproductive organs. Taken from http://www.abog.org/faq.asp.

  • Length of training:  4 years
  • Match:  NRMP
  • Application service:  ERAS 

Obstetrics and Gynecology Resources

AAMC Careers in Medicine: Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialty Information

Association of Professors of Obstetrics and Gynecology (APGO)  

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) 

ACOG Medical Student Webpage​ -- Sign up for a free membership to get access to educational resources, free registration for meetings, and many other benefits.  

APGO Video​ on choosing OB-GYN as a specialty. 

Video on "The OB/GYN Experience at Ohio State"​


OSU Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology 

Department We​bsite​

  • Department Chair: Mark Landon, MD
  • Residency Director: Philip Samuels, MD
    • Residency Coordinators: Kacy Pleister, 614-293-4532; Alissa MacAdam, 614-293-8696  
  • Clerkship Unit Director: Wanjiku Musindi, MD
    • Education Manager: Dawn Watson, 614-293-8509
  • Medical Student Education Assistant: Rachel Thibaut, 614-366-6224 

Specialty Champions

  • Melissa Goist, MD
  • Andrew Hundley, MD
  • Michelle Isley, MD
  • Lisa Keder, MD
  • Mark Landon, MD
  • Wanjiku Musindi, MD 
  • Rebecca Rudesill, MD
  • Ritu Salani, MD
  • Philip Samuels, MD  
  • Jonathan Schaffir, MD
  • Katherine Stratford, MD 


OSUCOM Student Interest Group

Obstetrics/Gynecology Interest Group 

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