Addressing health disparities epitomizes our work in Sinai Chicago’s OBGYN Residency Program. It’s at the intersection of both race and gender that these inequities — and injustices — become even more apparent.

Black women are 2 to 3 times more likely than white women to die from pregnancy-related causes. And between 2018 and 2020, the rate of pregnancy-related deaths for Latinx women increased by 19%.

No woman should die becoming a mother. Ever.

This is why our work in obstetrics and gynecology is critical. Sinai Chicago’s OBGYN Residency Program provides training that’s rich in clinical experience, and is committed to serving populations most in need. Learn more about health inequity research at Sinai Chicago, and join us in our mission to end health disparities for pregnant women in our community.

The High Notes

Passing Scores
For USMLE STEP 1 & 2

EXAMS NEEDED

4

# OF RESIDENTS
ACCEPTED PER YEAR

4 Years

ACGME

Awarded Center Of Excellence For Gynecological Surgery

PROGRAM LENGTH
AND ACCREDITATIONS

Vacation: 4 Weeks
1 Major & 1 Minor Holiday Off

# OF VACATION AND HOLIDAYS
PER YEAR

100%

FELLOWSHIP ACCEPTANCE
RATES (PAST 3-5 YEARS)

Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Urogynecology
Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery

FELLOWSHIP PLACEMENTS
(PAST 3-5 YEARS)

Malpractice
Disability and Life
Medical and Dental
Care@Work (childcare support)

INSURANCE BENEFITS

Meet the Program Director & Chairman

Thank you for your interest in Sinai Chicago’s OBGYN Residency Program. In order to care for the patient, you must ‘care’ for the patient. As a physician, my work is deeply gratifying because I value the communities surrounding Sinai Chicago, and each and every individual represents the community. We fall in love with the people as a result of teaching our residents. We know we are making a difference because the community needs us, and we need the community.
CONNIE MORELAND, MD, MmSc, FACOG
PROGRAM DIRECTOR, OBGYN RESIDENCY PROGRAM
ACADEMIC OBGYN HOSPITALIST

Sinai Chicago for International
Medical Graduates

The OBGYN Residency Program sponsors J-1 visas. The requirements for international medical graduates are the same as standard US applicants, with the additional requirements of a personal statement and 3 letters of recommendation. Clinical experience in the US prior to applying is preferable, but not required.

Sinai Chicago for International
Medical Graduates

The OBGYN Residency Program sponsors J-1 visas. The requirements for international medical graduates are the same as standard US applicants, with the additional requirements of a personal statement and 3 letters of recommendation. Clinical experience in the US prior to applying is preferable, but not required.

Confidence and a Profound,
Unshakable Belief in My Ability

While at at Sinai Chicago, I was exposed to every type of patient imaginable. And that exposure came along with instruction and guidance from attendings who provided me with the perfect combination of oversight and autonomy.

JAMIL ABDUL-RAHMAN, MD, FACOG
CLASS OF 2006
WOMEN’S HEALTHCARE GROUP OF ILLINOIS
GURNEE, ILLINOIS

Top 7 Reasons to Come to Sinai Chicago

Care for a diverse patient population in an impactful and real way. Beyond supporting an underserved and underinsured patient population in Chicago, you can also work with community health workers on outreach and collaborate with Sinai Community Institute to support health and social service programs.

To be an excellent OBGYN, you need to be challenged. At Sinai Chicago, you’ll navigate a high volume of gynecologic surgeries, obstetric services, and high-risk cases. You’ll also train in a range of specialties from operative laparoscopy to reproductive endocrinology to family planning. You’ll encounter nearly every type of patient imaginable.

You’ll engage in learning opportunities like grand rounds, journal club, monthly and quarterly lectures, ambulatory clinic, family planning, and maternal-fetal medicine (MFM). You’ll also be matched with a faculty mentor and get to become an educator yourself by working with rotating medical students from surrounding schools. Finally, the Didactic Learning Program sets aside weekly protected time, when residents are excused from clinical duties to focus on didactic learning in a structured environment.

Become a part of a real community in the Sinai Chicago OBGYN Residency Program. With a robust wellness program, annual residency retreats, and quarterly wellness activities (think kayaking, karaoke, paintball, go-karts, cookouts, and even spa days), you can benefit from the camaraderie and support of your fellow residents.

You focus on caring for patients — we’ll support you to make that happen. You’ll receive an annual white coat, business cards, and as many days off as you need for fellowship or employment interviews. Let us take care of some of the financial strain, too, with a $300 annual book allowance, a monthly food allowance, discounted parking, discounted medical Spanish classes, plenty of conference opportunities, and ACOG fees taken care of. We also offer robust language interpreter services, including for American Sign Language.

Collaboration with Sinai Urban Health Institute provides you with access to resources for publications, ongoing research projects, and the expertise of epidemiologists who specialize in data analysis.

A thriving cultural hub, Chicago is the home to house music and hot dogs without ketchup. More than that, it boasts museums, the lakefront, the Obama library, that Bean on Michigan Avenue, and a booming arts scene. Chicago is easy to get around with ample public transportation — but also easy to get out of with nearby major airports. Plus, both the ACGME and AMA and pretty much any other medical association are headquartered here.

OBGYN Residency:
Life in Pictures

General Curriculum
Schedule

The OBGYN Residency Program complies with an 80-hour work week, with opportunities for night floating.

PGY-1

  • Labor & Delivery/OB Triage: 4 months
  • Gynecology: 4 months
  • Obstetric Clinic/MFM clinic: 4 months

PGY-2

  • Labor & Delivery: 3 months
  • Gynecology: 3 months
  • Obstetric Triage/Family Planning (1 month of the 3): 3 months
  • Obstetric Clinic/MFM clinic: 3 months

PGY-3

  • Ob Chief: 3 months
  • Gynecology: 3 months
  • Urogynecology/Gyn Oncology: 3 months
  • US/REI: 3 months

PGY-4

  • Gyn Chief: 3 months
  • Urogynecology: 3 months
  • St Alexius: 3 months
  • Gyn/Onc: 3 months

General Curriculum
Schedule

The OBGYN Residency Program complies with an 80-hour work week, with opportunities for night floating.

PGY-1

  • Labor & Delivery/OB Triage: 4 months
  • Gynecology: 4 months
  • Obstetric Clinic/MFM clinic: 4 months

PGY-2

  • Labor & Delivery: 3 months
  • Gynecology: 3 months
  • Obstetric Triage/Family Planning (1 month of the 3): 3 months
  • Obstetric Clinic/MFM clinic: 3 months

PGY-3

  • Ob Chief: 3 months
  • Gynecology: 3 months
  • Urogynecology/Gyn Oncology: 3 months
  • US/REI: 3 months

PGY-4

  • Gyn Chief: 3 months
  • Urogynecology: 3 months
  • St Alexius: 3 months
  • Gyn/Onc: 3 months

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Leadership & Faculty

Connie Moreland, MD, MmSc, FACOG

Program Director, OBGYN Residency Program Academic OBGYN Hospitalist

Richard Trester, MD

OBGYN Chairman

Monique Omoregie

Residency Program Coordinator

Maria Natal

Administrative Assistant

Current Residents

Maryam Baikpour, MD

Shaid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences

Martha Figueroa Chavez, MD

National Autonomous University of Honduras

Maria Dinorah Salazar Garcia, MD, FCRI, ASRI

University of Monterrey School of Medicine, Mexico

Elizabeth Paganessi, MD

Ross University School of Medicine

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