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All residents are required to complete a research or scholarly activity project as a requirement for graduation.

To support the residents with the projects, many faculty members participate as project mentors. Our Program Director of Research meets with the residency on a monthly basis to discuss all projects in progress. She holds weekly office hours for the OBGYN residents specifically to discuss individual project development, IRB approvals and next steps in the projects.

Students from Northeast Ohio Medical University are available to assist with data collection and a statistician is part of the research staff.

Our residents present projects at our annual Summa Postgraduate Day, Cleveland Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and specialty conferences such as the APGO/CREOG Annual Conference. 

Research, scholarly activity and quality improvement are essential for today’s resident. Summa’s Obstetrics and Gynecology Program supports and mentors residents throughout each project.

Residents who are interested, are encouraged to submit presentations to national meetings and manuscripts to scholarly journals.

Each resident in the program is given the opportunity to complete the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt course.  Summa Health offers this course on campus.

Learn more about Women's Health Research at Summa Health System.


Robotic Curriculum 

Our daVinci Xi robot allows us to train and certify our Residents in Robotic surgery. With the growth of robotic surgery and anticipated continued growth with in the area of gynecologic surgery, it is increasingly important that today's OBGYN residents complete training with a fundamental working knowledge of robotic surgery. Residents are exposed to robotic surgery during select gynecologic surgery rotations and earn a certificate upon completion of the curriculum. 


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