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Inova Fairfax Medical Campus

Artist rendering of Inova Fairfax Medical CampusInova Fairfax Hospital is the largest hospital in Northern Virginia and the flagship facility of Inova Health System. It is located on a 50+ acre campus ten miles West of Washington, DC. The medical campus actually houses four integrated institutions (Inova Fairfax Hospital, Inova Children's Hospital, Inova Women's Hospital and Inova Heart Vascular Institute). Combined, these institutions have over 830 inpatient beds. The site is also the location for the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine Northern Campus.

In 2012 the faculty of Inova Women’s Hospital delivered over 9,700 neonates; performed over 4,000 gynecologic surgeries; and attended over 25,000 clinic visits.

By early 2016 the new Inova Women’s and Children’s Hospital is expected to be completed. The new facility will provide a state-of-the-art physical environment in which our residents will learn and practice. This 12-story, 665,000-square-foot building will house 33 labor/delivery beds, 120 maternity beds, 48 high-risk perinatal beds, a 14-room obstetrical and gynecologic surgical suite, a 108-bassinet, Level IV NICU, and an outpatient antenatal testing center.

Inova Fairfax Hospital has a long tradition of supporting outstanding graduate medical education. The hospital currently has fully accredited independent residency training programs in family medicine, general surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics, and podiatry as well as affiliated residency programs in emergency medicine and psychiatry. The campus is also home to independent fellowship training programs in pediatric emergency medicine, psychosomatic medicine, minimally invasive /bariatric surgery and surgical critical care.

This broad institutional commitment to graduate medical allows for the effective and collaborative training of over 100 residents during a typical academic year.

 

Department of OB/GYN

Team photoThe Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is one of the largest academic departments at Inova Fairfax Hospital, with a total attending staff of approximately 150 physicians.

The residency program has a core teaching faculty consisting of 40 generalist obstetrician/gynecologists, six gynecologic oncologists, five perinatologists, five reproductive endocrinologists and four urogynecologists.

In addition to the provision of excellent clinical care, the Department is integrally associated with the Inova Translational Medicine Institute. This world-class initiative is pioneering the field of personalized medicine which studies the identification of specific genes that are associated with a particular clinical condition.

This combination of high clinical volume, a large teaching faculty and access to unique research opportunities makes the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Inova Fairfax Hospital an ideal place for training.
 
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Residency Education

Our OB/GYN residency program has received full ACGME accreditation for the enrollment of six residents per year. These residents will train at a single site (Inova Fairfax Hospital) with rotations in:

  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecology
  • Perinatology
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Pelvic Reconstructive Medicine
  • Reproductive Endocrinology
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Intensive Care Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
  • Breast disease.

pregnant woman getting an ultrasoundIn addition to traditional bedside clinical exposure, residents will be involved in extensive simulation training that will allow learners to sharpen technical and behavioral skills without risking any harm to patients.

Our didactic and clinical curriculum is based on the new ACGME Milestones principles with close supervision and evaluation by faculty. Nevertheless, as a resident demonstrates competency in a particular area, the culture of our training program will encourage progressive independent practice.

The program also emphasizes the importance of scholarly inquiry with the requirement of either a peer reviewed publication or regional / national presentation prior to the completion of training. We hope that your four years of residency training at Inova Fairfax Hospital will be nurturing, formative and fun.