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Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency

"Winthrop's Ob/Gyn Program is committed to creating and sustaining an optimal educational environment for acquiring knowledge, developing technical skill and fostering sensitivity toward women and their families."

Message from the Chairman

Winthrop-University Hospital has had an abiding commitment to women's healthcare since the early part of this century, when it became the first Long Island hospital to establish a separate pavilion for women. The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has supported and sustained that focus. Our resolve to provide residents with the finest education and training experience is second only to our commitment to provide women with exceptional patient care.

The faculty and staff are committed to creating and sustaining an optimal educational environment for acquiring knowledge, developing and honing technical skill, and fostering sensitivity toward women and their families. We pride ourselves on selecting house staff members who are energetic, enthusiastic, diligent and dedicated to providing unparalleled patient care.

Our goal is to train physicians to be excellent clinicians with the ability to continue learning and advancing so they always remain outstanding practitioners. However, in this very challenging healthcare environment, we also focus on helping them prepare for a successful medical practice. Our broad-scoped opportunities meet the academic and clinical needs of primary care obstetricians and gynecologists, as well as those who choose to become subspecialists.

We appreciate your interest in our residency training program and invite you to visit us, evaluate our program and explore the many opportunities that await you at Winthrop.

Introduction and Philosophy

The belief that learning is not a finite experience, but rather a life-long continuum, is the fundamental educational principle of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Therefore, the Ob/Gyn training program provides a broad learning experience in the current standards of patient management and in the most up-to-date advances.

The department strives to teach each resident to become a compassionate, supportive, competent and ethical physician and primary care provider for women. In reaching these objectives the program provides increasing levels of responsibility, appropriate supervision, formal instruction, counseling and critical evaluation for each resident while never losing sight of each resident's individuality.

The program strives to enhance the educational experience by providing a comprehensive didactic program and an active research environment. The program maintains an environment of academic inquiry and scholarship. Residents obtain the skills and knowledge to serve as an educator and consultant to patients, colleagues and medical students.

The program teaches comprehensive patient assessment and management, as well as when to call on subspecialty expertise. While reaching the program objectives the resident will acquire the knowledge, skills and approach to pass both written and oral ABOG examinations, become a Diplomat of the ABOG, and a valued member of the profession.

Mission Statement

dr. kinzlerWendy Kinzler, MD
Residency Program Director
Department of Ob-Gyn

The mission of Winthrop University Hospital’s obstetrics and gynecology residency program is to produce physicians who are well-versed in all aspects of women’s health. We accomplish this by promoting lifelong learning and research, staying at the forefront of technology, emphasizing the education of residents and medical students, and advancing Winthrop University Hospital’s status as a leader in compassionate and culturally-competent women’s healthcare.