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About the Program

Four-Year ACGME Accredited Program | Six Residents per Year/24 Residents | No Research Year

Program Advantages

  • High clinical volume in both maternity and gynecological surgery 
  • Interns receive thorough preparation and support their first year
  • Top-notch educational program via close relationship with NEOMED
  • Community hospital setting in a thriving urban community with diverse population and cases
  • Highly skilled clinical faculty with expertise across the OBGYN spectrum
  • No Fellows in the program
  • Yearly paid conferences
  • Robotic surgery training, simulation and experience offered during several rotations
  • Dedicated educational curriculum focusing on current medical evidence based practices and CREOG preparation
  • Culture of cooperation where attending physicians and residents enjoy collegial atmosphere
  • Engaging didactic sessions with daily protected time for faculty lectures and discussions
  • Personalized individual education sessions for one-on-one time with faculty
  • Dedicated simulation center led by Fellowship trained physicians 
  • Team based care in Continuity Clinic 
  • Mentored research projects for competitive edge in evidence-based medicine
  • Faculty specially trained in the art of teaching with special focus on OBGYN
  • Fellowship success with up to 50% of residents going on for fellowships
  • All sub-specialties (MFM, FPMRS, ONC, and REI) are on campus
  • Curriculum follows ABOG guidelines for board eligibility (see for specific eligibility information)

Please see the complete list of residency benefits which can be found on our Stipends and Benefits page.


Clinics are scheduled Monday through Friday.

A.M. P.M.
Monday High Risk Obstetrics (HROB) Continuity Clinic
Tuesday Continuity Clinic Continuity Clinic
Wednesday Continuity Clinic Continuity Clinic
Thursday Continuity Clinic
Friday Resident Education Acute Care & Continuity Clinic




Resident's Choice

Resident's Choice

Resident's Choice +
CREOG Leadership Workshop

Ultrasound CME Course 

Typical Teaching Schedule

Monday - Thursday
Morning Report 7:00 a.m.

Primary Care topic

OB or REI topic

MFM topic 

GYN topic

Department Grand Rounds & Resident Education 
7:30 - Noon (see monthly education schedule)

Typical Monthly Education Schedule

Fridays 7:30 a.m. to Noon

Week 1
Gynecologic Oncology topic
Preop/Chief Rounds
Resident Business Meeting

Week 2
Department meeting
Ultrasound Series
Sim Lab

Week 3
Case List Review
Resident Grand Rounds
OB/GYN Topic Review

Week 4
Sim Lab 
M&M Review 
GYN Faculty lecture
Journal Club

Rotations during Residency

  • Obstetrics 
  • Benign Gynecology
  • Gynecology Oncology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Diagnostic OBGYN Ultrasound
  • Night Float
  • Urogynecology
  • Elective (Residents Choice - can be completed outside Summa Health-Akron Campus) 
  • Off Service Rotations (ICU, Emergency Department, Minimally Invasive Surgery) 

Where we are located

Akron, Ohio 

Year Founded: 1825 | Population: 198,148 | Area 62.4 square miles | Mayor: Daniel Horrigan 

Akron is located approximately 35 miles south of Cleveland. It lies within a 500- mile radius of 42 major U.S. cities, where 57 percent of the country's population and 60 percent of the country's buying power are found. 

Northeast Ohio is home to 26 fortune 1,000 company headquarters, including Goodyear, Lubrizol, J.M. Smucker, Progressive Insurance, and Sherwin Williams. Also, Northeast Ohio is a national leader in polymer and liquid crystal research and development. 

The Greater Akron Area is a welcoming community rich in heritage and cultural diversity, offering big-city amenities with a hometown feel in one of America's most affordable metropolitan areas. Residents have convenient access to a number of well-known recreational activities. 


Professional sports teams: 

Cleveland Browns Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Guardians

Akron RubberDucks (Guardians minor league team)  Lake Erie Monsters (American Hockey League) 


Museums & attractions

Cleveland Browns Akron Art Museum    Cleveland Orchestra Professional Football Hall of Fame

Akron Symphony Museum of Contemporary Art Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Blossom Music Center    Playhouse Square        The Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland Museum of Natural History The John S. Night enter


Outdoor parks, Activities and Entertainment for each season:

Akron Zoo Cuyahoga Valley National Park Portage Lakes

Boston Mills/Brandywine Ski Resort F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm PGA Bridgestone Senior Tournament

Cedar Point Amusement Park Lock 3 (live music and entertainment park) Summit county Metro Parks

Cleveland Zoo Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail Various biking, hiking and camping sites


  Near by airports for convenient travel: 

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport & Akron Canton Regional Airport


Work Hours and Call

  • Strict Adherence to 80 Hour work week 
  • Night Float system (2) 4 week rotations per year in each year (PGY 1 - PGY 3) 
  • Weekend call 2-3 times per month when not on Night Float
  • Average day is 6 AM - 5 PM 
  • 4 days off per month with at least 1 full weekend
  • 3 weeks of vacation

Residency Case Volume at Graduation

The high case volume at the Akron Campus enables our residents to more than meet the case numbers set by the ACGME. With resident engagement in the OR from the first day of residency, residents can expect to amass an excellent portfolio of procedure experience by the time of graduation. Below is an example of typical case counts averaged from recent graduates. 


Case Category                        Summa Chief Resident Case Count                      ACGME Required Case Count  

Spontaneous Delivery                 282 200

Cesarean Delivery  237 145

Operative Vaginal Delivery  40 15

Obstetric Ultrasound  136 50

Abdominal Hysterectomy  28         15

Vaginal Hysterectomy 20 15

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy  102          15

Total Hysterectomy 150 85

Incontinence & Pelvic Floor  76 25

Cystoscopy   62 10

Laparoscopy 113 60

Operative Hysterectomy  77 40

Abortion  41 20

Transvaginal Ultrasound 328 50

Surgery for Invasive Cancer  43 25


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