We would like to welcome you to the website of The University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Tulsa, Oklahoma. We are a full accredited program through the Accrediation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Our department is an academically based, clinically driven program that primarily has two missions.
We are responsible for providing outstanding, customer friendly, medical care to the women of Eastern Oklahoma and their unborn children, as well as many women and their families from Western Arkansas, Southwestern Missouri, and Southern Kansas.
Equally important is our mission to provide a high quality, evidence based, education for our residency program in Obstetrics & Gynecology and teaching to medical students from The University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine.
Our department is an integral part of the School of Community Medicine as we exemplify the mission of providing excellent care to our community, particularly for many of those who are among the less fortunate of our society.
Our high risk perinatal center is presently performing over 800 ultrasounds a month and we have one of the few, if not the only, group centered diabetes in pregnancy clinics in the United States.
Our gynecology program is equally as strong with sub-specialists in Urogynecology, Gynecologic Oncology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. We provide many unique surgical and medical therapies to the problems that face the women of our region. This high level of care also provides the opportunity for excellent teaching for our residents and medical students in the medical and surgical treatments of gynecologic conditions.
We look forward in the coming years to expanding our program in Urogynecology as well as Maternal Fetal Medicine. We are proud that we are considered to be one of the most successful departments in the School of Community Medicine.
We are fully committed to our faculty, our residents, and our staff to continue to improve as we strive to be an outstanding clinical department as well as one of the finest clinically based residencies in obstetrics and gynecology in the United States.
Our residents find the following features of our program to be particularly appealing:
Congratulations to the following faculty members:
Kyle Wilson, second year resident, said he enjoyed every clinical rotation he experienced in medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, but the one he missed most after leaving it was OBGYN.
“I loved surgery,” he says, “but after a surgeon’s work with patients is finished, they return to their primary care doctor. I wanted to do continuity of care. I get to work with my OBGYN patients for their entire lives, and we actually develop a relationship. But at the same time, I get to be a surgeon and operate too.”
Kyle described his residency experience thus far as “awesome,” then added with a laugh, “well, as awesome as a residency experience can be with all the hours we work.” He says he has great confidence in the doctors, attending physicians and staff with whom he works at OU, all of whom are supportive of students and residents.
Another great thing about his residency, he says, is that it’s in Tulsa, a city he first grew to appreciate while earning his undergraduate degree at The University of Tulsa. “There are so many exciting things going on here with revitalization of Downtown, Brookside, and Riverside Drive to name a few. Residents may not have a lot of time to get out, but it’s so healthy when they can and there’s so much going on here now. I’ve been told I’m basically a walking salesman for Tulsa.”
People often ask him, of course, what it’s like to deliver babies. “It’s an exciting routine,” he says, explaining that obstetricians learn a set of guidelines and rules, and most of the time things go according to plan. “One of the most exciting things for me is being able to offer calm reassurance and peace of mind to expectant moms who’re unsure of what they’re going through.” “And yes,” he states, “most of the time, delivering babies is a wonderful experience.”