Welcome from the Program Director
It is my sincere pleasure to welcome you to the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) School of Medicine Obstetrics and Gynecology residency program. Choosing the correct program for your postgraduate training is a crucial, pivotal moment in your career. It will have a ripple effect on every aspect of your future professional and family life. Our highly competitive program deserves your attention.
The UNLV School of Medicine Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology is a four-year obstetrics and gynecologic residency. We are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Our program has a robust clinical experience with training sites at university, private and military hospital settings including University Medical Center of Las Vegas, Sunrise Medical Center of Las Vegas, Veterans Administration Hospital and Nellis Air Force Base Hospital. Our outpatient clinics include the UNLV Maternal and Fetal Medicine Centers, resident continuity clinic at Women’s Healthcare Center, Fertility Center of Las Vegas, Veterans Administration Hospital, Nellis Air Force Base and private practice settings with local physicians within the Las Vegas community.
Our intention is to recruit a diverse group of passionate physicians for our residency program. We offer a collegial, friendly environment that allows our residents to excel in the practice of compassionate medicine. Our faculty are dedicated to patient care and resident success. We seek residents that thrive in a climate of fast paced patient care requiring collaboration and mutual support. We are a highly competitive match program, due to the reputation and quality of our post-graduate education, including clinical care and academic excellence.
Residents successful within our program thrive with the joys and challenges of diverse patient populations. We have both county, indigent, military, immigrant, and private patient populations. The tertiary obstetrics services at our hospitals have approximately 5000 deliveries per year. The high volume and high-risk nature of our program allows us to comprehensively train Ob- Gyn, Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine residents.
We seek applicants devoted and skillful in teaching, as we embrace our mission to also provide the highest quality clinical rotations for medical students.
Upon graduation our residents have extensive knowledge as well as a vast surgical experience in the specialty of obstetrics and gynecology. Our current pass rate for the written boards is 100% for the last three years. For further information please feel free to contact us.
John Y. Phelps M.D., J.D., LLM
Professor & Program Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology