department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Residency Program Policies

To ensure that you receive full information about the policies that pertain to our residency training programs, we are sharing those policies with you. While the residency program director and coordinator will be your primary contact persons during the application process, the GME Office can be another source of assistance to you. The GME website at contains all currently approved policies as well as some helpful educational links and resources. A sample contract is also available for review there.

Absences due to Vacation, Meetings, Sickness, etc.

UHS FORM 490-NS (UHS House Staff Physician's Leave Form) must be completed for all absences. See Residency Coordinator for forms.

  1. Vacations for House Officers (University Health System Policy)

    Vacation days at University Health System are defined by a standard work day (excluding official holiday) that falls between 12:01 a.m. on a Monday beginning the work week and 11:59 p.m. Friday ending the same work week (i.e., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday).


    First-Year Post-Graduates (Interns), are granted two weeks (10 week days) of vacation per year. Members of the house staff who have entered into their second, third, fourth, etc. agreements are granted three weeks (15 week days) of vacation per year. In no instance is any member of the house staff entitled to accumulate more unused vacation time than he/she has been granted in any one agreement year. In the event one year expires before a resident or intern has exhausted his/her full entitlement for the agreement year, he/she can carry over vacation time only by letter being approved by the Department and by the Hospital Administration.


    Members of the house staff are considered "Professional Employees of the University Hospital System" and, as such, are paid an annual salary, or stipend, for services rendered, without regard to the actual number of hours worked.

  2. Maternity/Paternity Leave and Family Leave Policy

    Maternity leave will be granted to female OB-GYN residents for the purpose of maternity leave and recovery from childbirth. The period of leave is subject to University Health System Policy. For family leave, please refer to the University Health System Policy available from the University Health System Human Resources office.


The requirements of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) must be satisfied by each resident prior to the Program Director's certifying the resident to take Part 1 of the ABOG exam, i.e., no more than eight weeks/year in any of the first three years, and no more than six weeks during the final year can be taken, with a total not to exceed 20 weeks for the entire residency. Any leave of absence in excess of the ABOG rules must be made up by extending the end of the residency by that time, which requires prior RRC approval.

While the residency program director and coordinator will be your primary contact persons during the application process, please let us know if the GME Office can be of assistance to you.