The Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program at University of Missouri was founded February 7, 1954. Since then, many successful obstetricians and gynecologists have matriculated through our program, practicing both locally and throughout the United States. C. Clarence Davis served as the first chair from 1954 to 1957. Built upon a strong clinical foundation, the program is an exceptional academic program with breadth of expertise in research, education, and clinical care. Most of our graduates transition into general private practice, while 15% obtain additional subspecialty fellowship training. Our residency curriculum is carefully designed, emphasizing evidenced-based practice, life-long learning, and technical proficiency.
“Our program is small in size, yet mighty in experience”
Distinctives of our program:
- 50% of residents who graduate from our program author at least one peer-reviewed publication during their training.
- 15% of residents obtain additional subspecialty training.
- Our obstetrical and gynecological procedural experience exceeds that of many other programs in the country.
- Our interns and second year residents train using extensive obstetrical and gynecological surgery simulation.
- Our graduating chiefs’ numbers in 2011 were at the 75%ile for vaginal hysterectomy, laparoscopic hysterectomy, and forcep-assisted delivery.
- Our residents graduate with approximately 40 “primary surgeon” minimally invasive robotic surgeries. This is estimated to be at the national 95%ile.
- Our department secured $4,575,433 in peer-reviewed research funding between 2007 and 2012, and was awarded two additional RO1 NIH grants in 2013.
- Four seasons, beautiful surroundings, Southeast Conference, ideal University town, fine dining, nice people.