The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health

Social Obstetrics and Gynecology and Community Women's Health

The Social Obstetrics and Gynecology program (Sogyn) evaluates and educates around the intersection of social systems and women’s health. We adhere to the understanding that social and economic conditions profoundly impact health, disease, and the practice of medicine, and that the health of the population is a matter of significant social concern. We aim to train the next generation of women’s health providers on community women’s health through the lens of the social determinants of health via a comprehensive and multi-faceted education program.

Residents in this program participate in a three-year comprehensive educational program including didactic learning, programmatic experience, research training, and fieldwork. Applications are accepted in the spring of the PGY1 year.

Topics to be addressed include –

  • Connecting with the community we serve
  • The social determinants of health as relevant to women’s health
  • Social service systems
  • Healthcare systems/economics
  • Reproductive justice
  • Bias and cultural competency
  • Community-based and systems research methods
  • Program development and evaluation

The resident, in conjunction with a faculty mentor will design, prepare, and implement a service or research project during the program.

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