Why Choose St.Vincent? (OB)

What Sets Our Program Apart?

St.Vincent’s residency program in obstetrics and gynecology is an academically rigorous training program, balancing the supportive atmosphere of a community program with the opportunities afforded by a single, large quaternary care center. Subspecialty experience is extensive, with the residents gaining significant exposure to gynecologic oncology, urogynecology, endocrinology/infertility, and maternal fetal medicine (the St.Vincent NICU, at 75 beds, is the largest single unit in the state of Indiana).

Residents learn and practice in a supportive environment, allowing them to develop to their fullest potential. St.Vincent’s core values of Service To the Poor, Reverence, Integrity, Wisdom, Creativity and Dedication are all actively demonstrated within the program, through the residents’ interactions with faculty staff, patients, support staff and fellow resident colleagues.


Program Statistics

Obstetrics Profile

Total deliveries 3696
Cesarean deliveries 1366
Operative vaginal deliveries 192
Deliveries of Infants weighing 500-2500 grams 588
Percent of obstetric patients available for resident education 100

Gynecology Profile

Abdominal hysterectomies 452
Total vaginal hysterectomies 60
Laparoscopic hysterectomies (including LAVH and robotics) 689
Surgery for urinary incontinence (vaginal or abdominal) and reconstructive pelvic procedures (including robotics) 270
Number of operative laparoscopic procedures (including hysterectomy) 1006
Number of operative laparoscopic procedures (including hysterectomy and robotics) 1618
Major surgical procedures for invasive GYN neoplasia (including robotics) 474
Total robotics procedures 612
Percent of gynecologic patients available for resident education 100

Commitment Statements

In 2010, as a sign of the dedication required to teach our residents (a dedication often implied but not recognized), the teaching faculty of the St. Vincent Ob/Gyn program agreed to sign a faculty commitment statement, outlining the importance of our role as teachers and mentors. In response to this initiative, the residents decided to create a commitment statement of their own, outlining what they felt was their responsibility to both the profession of medicine and to the physicians who dedicate their time and efforts in teaching them.



Read the Faculty Commitment Statement »

Read the Resident Commitment Statement »