The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is part of Wake Forest Baptist Health (WFBH) which is home to Wake Forest School of Medicine and Baptist Medical Center. The residency program currently has 24 RRC approved positions, 6 per year.
The Residency Program Director, Dr. Karen Gerancher, has been at WFBH as a faculty member for 13 years, having completed her residency in this very program in 1997. After moving to California for group practice for a few years, she returned to Winston Salem with the goal of working with students and residents in an academic setting. She possesses a unique perspective of personally excelling in our residency program and having the opportunity to promote growth in the program through her passion in the obstetrical and gynecological field. Lorraine Smith joined us as Program Coordinator in April, 2012 and has been with the Medical Center for 11 years. As a native of Winston-Salem, she not only brings with her a wealth of knowledge to help our residents complete their residency, she has a vast familiarity of the state and its many wonders. Dr. Gerancher and Mrs. Smith make an excellent team and resource to compliment each resident's individuality.
With obstetrics and gynecology being such a varied field, we are very fortunate to have the opportunity to experience all aspects through specialized settings. We have outstanding subspecialty representation in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecologic Oncology, and Maternal Fetal Medicine, with an MFM fellowship right in the department. The Labor and Delivery unit is located at Forsyth Medical Center approximately 3 miles away, and boasts approximately 7,000 deliveries annually. Our residents are also have surgical and clinic exposure through the local Veteran's Administration and Lexington Memorial Hospital, and faculty at both sites have won the resident teaching award, a testament to the educational experience at each location.
As part of the residency curriculum, residents are required to actively participate in a research/scholarly project. Our research team is working on cutting edge projects which allow many opportunities for our residents within our own department as well as obtain mentors from various other areas within the Medical Center. This provides for the most varied opportunities that complement each individual's specific interest.
We accept applications through the ERAS with interviews scheduled during the winter months each year.
Thank you for your interest in our program.