Categorical Residency in Reproductive Medicine
The Department of Reproductive Medicine at UCSD offers a four-year Categorical Residency for clinical postgraduate training in Obstetrics and Gynecology. The Categorical Residency is defined by the American Medical Association as a "program in which there is some diversification of the type of training but with most of the training related to the specialty field." The concept is a single continuum of postgraduate education in obstetrics and gynecology beginning immediately after medical school. Physicians entering the program are selected through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and are designated Resident Physician I (RPI) in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Physicians in the second, third, and fourth years of the Categorical Residency are designated Resident Physician II, III, and IV, respectively.
Completion of the first year of residency satisfies current requirements of many state medical boards for one year of "internship."