Welcome Message from the Program Director
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Ob/Gyn Residency Program at Hackensack University Medical Center. We have been given a remarkable opportunity to start a new residency program and I am both honored and humbled to be the founding Program Director.
We are an ACGME accredited Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency, which will ultimately include 16 categorical resident positions. The founding faculty and I have taken this opportunity to design an innovative curriculum that preserves and enhances the essential elements of experiential learning in a state-of-the-art hospital with cutting-edge technology, while incorporating team-based learning and clinical simulations. Residents will be integrated into a robust culture of patient safety and engage in an interdisciplinary approach to patient care. The curriculum has been developed to maximize learning, team-work and innovation. Our residents will be partners in these endeavors.
Our mission is to train physicians with a passion to become the best Obstetrician and Gynecologists. We accomplish this by recruiting highly-motivated candidates who appreciate the patient-centered and team-approach to medical training. We are looking for physicians who love to learn, welcome challenge, embrace diversity and aspire to excellence. We provide you with the tools, resources and opportunities to flourish. A successful residency program at its core places the resident first. We encourage residents to be the fabric of our evaluation, review and promotion process and rely upon constant feedback from them to create ongoing, positive changes. We believe that residents who shape their program in this way remain active learners throughout the educational experience.
On behalf of the founding faculty, I welcome you to discover what Hackensack University Medical Center offers and invite you to be part of our new Graduate Medical Education Program.
Shelley Saber, MD FACOG IBCLC
Residency Program Director
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Hackensack University Medical Center
Providing Residents with an Interdisciplinary Approach
We offer a four-year ACGME accredited postgraduate residency training program based at the Donna M. Sanzari Women’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center. Our Medical Center campus houses not only the Women’s Hospital, but also the Children’s Hospital, John Theurer Cancer Center, Research Center and more. We have a state of the art Labor & Delivery unit and adjacent Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Our Women’s Hospital also houses the Antepartum Unit, Perinatal Diagnostic Unit, Perinatal Assessment and Triage Area, Postpartum Unit, and Gynecology Unit.
The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Hackensack University Medical Center is comprised of the Clinical Divisions of Obstetrics, Gynecology, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, Gynecologic Oncology, Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, and Family Planning. We also have our own Research Division. In addition to an active full-time clinical faculty, there over 80 community-based physician members who have admitting privileges and who are closely integrated into the department. Community and faculty physicians attend teaching rounds and conferences and enjoy a relationship centered on their shared responsibility for resident education and training.