Message from our Program Director

Jessica Francis, MD
Residency Program Director

The Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital are excited to be actively transitioning to a single site academic OBGYN residency program under Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals sponsorship. This institution is home to more than 100 residency and fellowship programs and has a long legacy of exceptional educational programming. We will be recruiting five residents per year to learn and grow in a very fast paced and rigorous training environment.

Our residents participate in the full range of obstetric experiences on a very busy labor and delivery. We emphasize operative delivery with both forceps and vacuum to avoid primary cesarean in appropriate candidates. We also offer care for patients desiring TOLAC, breech extraction of a second twin, immediate LARC, and immediate postpartum salpingectomy for sterilization. We have a robust high-risk service managed by our Maternal Fetal medicine division, which includes eight full time faculty, three advanced practice providers, two genetic counselors and three MFM fellows.

In regard to gynecology, we offer an unmatched educational program. We have fellowship trained providers in every subspecialty recognized by ABOG, as well as in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology and Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery. Our residents enjoy a robust surgical experience as well as the full range of consultative and procedural gyn in the office, the emergency department, and in the inpatient setting. Our residents receive exceptional training in Family Planning through our partnerships with Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin as well as Rush University and their well-established relationship with Planned Parenthood of Illinois.

Our residency program is about much more than procedural experience, however. We have a formal didactic curriculum with 3-4 hours of protected educational time each week that includes Quality conference, Morbidity and Mortality review, Grand rounds, Simulation, Journal club, and many more educational opportunities. In addition, our residents also engage in a departmental research requirement during their training. Each resident completes a self-lead research project that culminates at the conclusion of their third year of residency with a presentation and final manuscript. Residents learn how to critically review the literature and how to develop an appropriate statistical approach as they design, conduct, and complete a research study. The development of these skills during residency in an integral component of their professional training.

Last but certainly not least, we pride ourselves on our focus on improving the diversity of our program. We serve a diverse and wonderful patient population and strive to mirror that population in our training program.

You will finish the MCWAH OBGYN residency well-trained and well-prepared. Our residents have gone onto private practice, academic medicine and fellowship positions feeling ready for the next step in their careers. Please browse the remainder of our website for further details of the residency, our educational program, current residents, and the beautiful city of Milwaukee.