Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency Program

The University of Toledo Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency Program combines the best of academic medicine with community-based clinical training to provide a high quality education to future physicians.

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Program Strengths
  • Collegiality, values, family feel, and high resident support
  • Extensive training in both low-risk and high-risk obstetrics 
  • Encouragement of resident professional development, teaching, collaboration, and healthcare leadership opportunities
  • Significant focus on resident wellness, whether mental or physical
  • Highly-developed mentorship program and close faculty integration 
  • Well-developed Robotics Training Program with certification eligibility
  • Access and use of the renown UT Immersive Simulation Center and the ProMedica Satellite Simulation Center (on-site) for educational needs, including FLS and Robotic Trainers
  • Robust gynecologic training including robotic, laparoscopic, and vaginal Surgery
  • Extensive engagement with faculty in MFM, Gyn Onc, Urogyn, MIS, Menopause, and Pelvic Pain
  • More than 12 fellowship-trained faculty on staff, with high academic and community faculty collegiality
  • High program support and training for both generalist and fellowship-focused candidates 
  • 100% pass rate since many years for the ABOG qualifying board examinations 
  • 100% acceptance rate since many years for applicants into top-choice ranked fellowship programs 
  • 100% pass rate for the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) 

The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences in Toledo, Ohio strongly supports academics, surgical and clinical acumen, collegiality, and professional growth for its residents in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Our program recently received ACGME and Institutional approval for expansion to a total of 20 residents total per year (5 residents per postgraduate class complement). This was based on educational excellence, resident log numbers of cases performed primarily as primary surgeon, as well as high academic performance.

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Sonyoung Seo-Patel, MD Thank you for your interest in our Obstetrics and Gynecology residency program at The University of Toledo. We are an accredited, four-year postgraduate training program located primarily at ProMedica Toledo Hospital, which is a tertiary care regional transfer center that has a Level 1 Trauma center and Level 3 NICU.  Our residents have the privilege of managing patients from all walks of life with incredible medical complexities.

The mission of our residency program is to train well-rounded, confident obstetricians and gynecologists with superior clinical and surgical skillsets as well as educational experiences that would prepare them as leaders and innovators in our field.  They are presented with outstanding opportunities for learning, teaching medical students, and participating in research and quality/safety improvement projects throughout the healthcare system. 

Our program greatly value health and wellness of our residents. We have a dedicated wellness program and a faculty leader who leads the initiative. Similarly, we promote diversity, equity, and inclusivity amongst our residents/faculty/staff as well as in our clinical practice.  The residents have a dedicated faculty specifically trained in DEI who leads regular educational sessions.  We also have a strong emphasis on mentorship where every resident is connected to a faculty member during their intern year for the entirety of their residency.  We take pride in the academic and emotional growth of our residents.  We feel that our residents are exceptionally prepared for the next steps in their career, wherever it may take them.

Please take a closer look at the information provided on our website and feel free to contact us with any questions. 

Sunny Seo-Patel, M.D. FACOG
Program Director

Additional Links
: Graduate Medical Education at UToledo
DOWNLOAD: Graduate Medical Education Viewbook (PDF)

Our program accepts applications only via the ResidencyCAS application system. For more information on How to Apply please follow the link. 

Contact Us

Belinda StobinskiThank you for visiting our web page.

We invite you to take your time exploring the site and the associated links.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions. 

Enjoy your visit!

Program Manager Ms. Belinda Stobinski
Email: belinda.stobinski@utoledo.edu 
Phone: 419.291.3125

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The University of Toledo understands the importance of having a diverse student body, faculty, residents and staff and has a number of diversity initiatives to support these efforts. Please find further information about these initiatives on our Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion website.

Last Updated: 5/7/24