Welcome to The Reading Hospital and Medical Center Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Training Program. With over six decades of experience, we have a strong heritage as a nationally respected and highly competitive program. It is a joy and privilege to be the Residency Program Director in such a strong academically focused institution and to be involved in helping shape the lives of the future ObGyn work force. While I realize there are many residency training programs, I invite you to consider our program, and visit us, so you can see the strengths and advantages we offer.
As an independent academic institution, The Reading Hospital provides quality academics and research, a combination of outstanding clinical experiences, and excellence in patient care and procedural volume. We believe that, by putting the needs of our patients and our team members first, we provide the best and safest care today while preparing our physicians to provide top notch care in the future. We have wonderful faculty who are dedicated to teaching and mentoring. We have relationships with, and rotating students from, Jefferson Medical College, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, and Drexel University. We have daily educational sessions, monthly morbidity and mortality conferences, monthly tumor conference, and evidence-based journal clubs. We also boast many innovative educational features including international medical opportunities, significant research experiences, a mock oral board examination, high quality minimally invasive surgery experiences, a formal simulation curriculum, and an on-site cadaver lab for anatomy training.
With only four residents per year, we promote close teaching relationships and increased opportunities to learn. Our program is fully accredited by the ACGME and our internship has the added advantage of being accredited by the American Osteopathic Association. With over 3,500 deliveries per year and an active MFM service, we provide a comprehensive experience in obstetrics, high-risk Ob, and obstetrical procedures. An experienced surgical staff and a high volume permit extensive training in general, endoscopic, oncologic, and urogynecologic procedures. Well situated geographically, the Reading area boasts diverse recreational and family-centered activities, as well as easy access to major metropolitan areas such as New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore.
As you plan your future career in ObGyn, realize that residency lasts only four years. Hence, a well rounded program with a balance of academics and clinical experience will be the best preparation toward being a lifelong learner in any path you choose. I look forward to hearing from you, learning more about you, and giving you an opportunity to learn more about us. Our residents have consistently distinguished themselves through academic achievements and I am confident that they get outstanding training and are well prepared for their careers. If you find your interests are a fit with our academically focused yet clinically based mission, we would be excited to have you explore the possibility of joining our team and family of physicians and academicians who share in the pursuit of education, academic excellence, outstanding patient care, and quality research.
Peter F. Schnatz, DO, FACP, FACOG,