Our residency program is a university-based program at Creighton University School of Medicine. Creighton University is one of four Catholic medical schools in the United States. Each year we graduate four very qualified and compassionate OB/GYN physicians into various communities across the United states as well as match four new PGY I residents for a full complement of 16 residents in the program.
Our residency program was formed in 1939 by Dr. Maurice E. Grier who graduated from Creighton College of Medicine in 1917. Dr. Grier returned as a faculty member in 1919 and later becoming acting director of the Department of Gynecology in 1929. In 1937 he was was appointed professor and director of the combined departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the School of Medicine and Creighton Memorial Saint Joseph Hospital. Our residency program continues to thrive since its inception in 1939.
Meaghan Shanahan, MD, FACOG
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hear From Our Residents
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology provides opportunities and social outlets for residents, such as:
- Attendance and participation in national conferences
- Resident welcome party
- Wellness week
- Resident retreat
- Resident banquet
- Monthly Journal Clubs
The OB/GYN Residency Program focuses educational attention on the learner, in the spirit of cura personalis. With this focus, the department is able to support and deliver health care needs of all women in the Omaha area. Furthermore, our residents are inculcated with the spirit of always “doing more,” whether it is in the realm of patient care, education of medical students and other learners in health care, or contributing to the expanding knowledge base of the specialty.
- Train competent specialists in comprehensive obstetrics and gynecology, by offering opportunities for improving surgical skills, utilizing multi-site training opportunities and utilization of current guidelines and literature to guide patient care.
- Focus on the patient as a whole when approaching care, utilizing Jesuit values to focus on the patient as a whole with exposure and mentorship through the University support system.
- Train culturally competent physicians who focus on the underserved, encouraging residents to recognize different cultures through their clinical experiences and identify barriers to access for care for these patients, helping to overcome some of these social determinants of health.
- Generate lifelong learners who utilize and participate in scholarly activity, including increasing education and awareness of quality and safety issues, increasing didactic time specifically utilized for this purpose.
- Encourage residents to educate other learners and to act as mentors, fostering on a robust educational involvement with medical students, participating in daily rounds, on labor and delivery and in the operating room.
- Foster an attitude of physician wellness and well-being, while balancing clinical responsibilities, learning efficiency and remaining resilient.