Obstetrics and Gynecology
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine is committed to the academic mission of the medical school and the clinical mission of Carilion Clinic, to improve the health of the women we serve. The clinical faculty deliver timely, compassionate, cutting edge clinical care and provide a comfortable learning environment for the vast number of learners we teach. Our strength comes from the diversity of our faculty, many with national and international reputations, and their commitment to excellence.
The Obstetrics and Gynecology department supports the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine value domains in the following ways:
Our faculty are integrated into the 1st and 2nd year medical school curriculum, when most of the basic sciences are taught. They help students hone their problem solving skills using the problem based learning format.
With a very diverse faculty, learners are exposed to the breath of women’s health care and different delivery systems ranging from large hospital based practices all the way to small, private office settings. Students start early in their training and participate in the longitudinal experience, LACE, as well as the more traditional clerkships and clinical electives.
Through strong collaborations with basic science researchers from the main Virginia Tech campus and a core group of clinical researchers in the department, the students have ample opportunities for meaningful research projects within the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Health Systems Science and Interprofessional Practice
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is committed to teaching our learners how to deliver excellent care in a variety of care delivery settings. Our department focuses on equity in women’s health by finding innovative ways to incorporate population, public, and social determinants of health into our care models. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are the main ingredients to provide an excellent interprofessional experience. We teach our students that health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease. We believe health is truly a reflection of our surrounding community, and we utilize implementation science to improve the quality and value of care for the women we serve.