South Shore Hospital
South Shore Hospital (SSH), located in Weymouth, Massachusetts, is just minutes south of Boston. It is one of the fastest growing hospitals in the area and a major regional referral center. South Shore Hospital enjoys strong clinical partnerships with Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Children’s Hospital Boston. It also has established medical teaching programs in conjunction with Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, training general surgical residents since 2004.
The resident gynecology rotation at South Shore Hospital started in July 2009 and is designed to provide a community hospital setting for training in gynecologic surgery during the PGY 2 year. It exposes the residents to the practice of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the community as compared with an academic setting and gives them the opportunity to work with a mix of community physicians with large established practices on the South Shore and subspecialists from the BWH and Atrius group (Harvard Vanguard, South Shore Medical Center and Granite Medical Associates). The hospital has 72 Ob/Gyns on staff with 40 practitioners that use SSH as a primary site. There are approximately 1800 gynecologic surgical cases performed annually. This is primarily an operative block for the residents, with residents participating in operative laparoscopy and hysteroscopy, vaginal surgery, hysterectomies, sterilizations (including Essure) and various urogyn procedures. Additionally, the residents are also exposed to quality assurance and attend the departmental quality improvement meetings.