Welcome Letter: Chair, Program Director, and Associate Program Director
Welcome to the UCSD Department of Reproductive Medicine Residency Training Program! The information on this website should provide you with a comprehensive picture of the resources, facilities, and most important, philosophy of postgraduate education in UCSD's Reproductive Medicine Residency Training Program.
Our training program is a four-year fully accredited program designed to train the next generation of leaders in our specialty. It is an integrated program of UCSD Medical Center and Kaiser Foundation Hospital. The foundation of our department is the quality of its patient care services and teaching - and these two functions are among the highest priorities of the faculty. The program is designed to give each resident a structured clinical and didactic experience in primary care, obstetrics, gynecology, gynecology-oncology, perinatology, reproductive endocrinology-infertility, and urogynecology. The clinical experience mixes team care approaches with apprenticeship experiences. Our patient base includes all socioeconomic classes and a mix of patient funding sources including state, HMOs, managed care, and private indemnity plans. Our goals are to provide a problem-solving approach to postgraduate education and to strive to reach a good balance of clinical experience, education, and academic stimulation so that our graduates are well-rounded obstetrician-gynecologists able to individualize patient management, and are well prepared to become physician leaders in their community or academic medicine.
On behalf of the faculty, we welcome your application to this program and look forward to speaking with you in person.
Thomas R. Moore, M.D.
Professor and Chair
Christine Miller, M.D.
Yvette LaCoursiere, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Clinical Professor
Associate Program Director
The overall educational objective of our program is to train residents to have the knowledge, skills and compassion to be outstanding obstetrician-gynecologists. We seek to prepare residents to be leaders in the field of obstetrics and gynecology and to provide excellent care to women. We have designed our program to allow residents to acquire the basic fund of knowledge of our specialty, develop superb clinical and surgical skills, have experience in all of the sub-specialty areas and be exposed to the scientific basis of our discipline.
Residents completing the program are expected to achieve competence in:
- Patient care
- Medical Knowledge
- Practice-based learning and improvement
- Interpersonal and communication skills
- Systems-based practice
Our graduate residents are prepared to be academic or community leaders or to pursue sub-specialty training. We achieve these educational objectives with an integrated training program, which combines the resources of the University of California (San Diego) Medical Center and Kaiser Foundation Hospital. This integration combines the strengths of a strong academic program with a very large volume health maintenance organization to provide a well-balanced academic and clinical experience for our residents.