Approximately 3,000 infants are born each year at Aurora Sinai Medical Center. With the large number of births, opportunities abound to practice preventive as well as diagnostic and urgent obstetrical patient management. Advocate Aurora Health care is also currently the only healthcare system in Wisconsin to participate in the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health Program, a national data-driven maternal safety and quality improvement initiative based on proven implementation approaches to improving maternal safety and outcomes in the U.S.
The majority of resident training takes place on the women's health unit at Aurora Sinai Medical Center. The unit consists of a labor and delivery area, three obstetrical operating rooms, a surgical recovery room and a postpartum area and offers immediate postpartum LARC placement and tubal ligation services. Because the hospital is located in downtown Milwaukee and serves some of the highest risk zipcodes for infant mortality in the state of Wisconsin, the unit is fully equipped to handle all high-risk obstetrical patients and serves as a referral center for the other 13 Hospitals providing obstetrical care in the Aurora system. . We are a baby-friendly hospital, but our unit does include a well-born nursery.
Additional units include:
The midwives of the Aurora University of Wisconsin Medical Group (AUWMG) provide prenatal care and deliver approximately 600 women each year. Primary preventive and gynecologic care is also provided.
The services provided by the midwives support resident education by teaching residents to collaborate with advanced practice clinicians and to provide consultative services for midwifery patients with a higher level of risk.
The general gynecology program emphasizes preventive health care and health maintenance for women, as well as the surgical and medical management of gynecological disorders.
Residents rotate through general gynecology clinics as well as specialty clinics, and participate in inpatient care on general gynecology, gynecological oncology, urogynecology and endocrinology-infertility services at a variety of locations including West Allis, St Luke's, Green Bay, Summit and Kenosha.
Patients from the resident continuity clinics, as well as private patients from the full-time, part-time and voluntary faculty, receive inpatient medical and surgical management of gynecological disease at Aurora Sinai Medical Center. Experience in all surgical approaches is provided, including transabdominal surgery, transvaginal surgery, robotic procedures and operative laparoscopy. Additional gynecological surgery experiences are scheduled at Aurora institutions in the greater Milwaukee area.
Residents have the opportunity to experience all aspects of REI (reproductive endocrinology and infertility), including assisted reproductive technologies such as:
They participate in all aspects of service including clinic, surgery and postoperative care. Residents receive extensive experience in robotic-assisted surgeries at West Allis and St Luke's in both benign and gynecologic oncology.
Primary care experience is a part of the OB/GYN Residency program, as are continuity clinics. In addition, a core of rotations in primary care, both ambulatory and inpatient, have been developed including intensive care, endocrinology, and emergency medicine. Rotations in breast health and women’s behavioral health are also incorporated into the primary care curriculum.
Experience in emergency medicine and ambulatory geriatrics reinforces the primary care experience. Rotations in general endocrinology, breast health, infectious diseases and psychiatry are also incorporated into the primary care curriculum.