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Residency Program

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 Director,  Dr. Karen Gerancher, has been at WFBH as a faculty member for 19 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.  

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 sub-specialty 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 Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center approximately 3 miles away, and boasts approximately 6,600 deliveries annually.  Our residents 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.

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Students 336-716-1025
Residents 336-716-4615
Fellows 336-716-4304


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