MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center has a long
tradition of training obstetricians and gynecologists. Originally
certified in 1947, the residency program is fully accredited and
incorporates both the ACGME core competencies and the letter and
spirit of the ACGME duty hour requirements. The
residency program has never been on probation.
MedStar Franklin Square serves a diverse community in eastern
Baltimore County. This modern community hospital is located in a
suburban setting, yet it has the third highest number of
admissions and the busiest Emergency Department in the State of
Maryland. Our 7-story Patient
Tower, completed in July 2010, added a new Intensive
Care Unit, an expanded Emergency
Department, and five new floors with private patient rooms.
Pavilion (built in 1998) houses virtually all of our
department's obstetrical clinical activities, where we deliver
more than 2,800 babies each year. One third of these patients are
primarily cared for by the resident service.
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology includes a busy group
of private practitioners, a dedicated cadre of part-time and
full-time faculty members, and sub-specialists in gynecologic
oncology, reproductive endocrinology, maternal fetal medicine and
Although most graduates of the residency program ultimately
choose to enter private practice, graduates of our program have
completed post-graduate fellowships in fields such as gynecologic
oncology, endoscopic surgery, pediatric gynecology, and maternal
As a resident in OB/GYN, you are not just entering a program; you
are becoming a member of our extended family. With three
residents per year and no fellowship programs, our residency
avoids the rigid hierarchy present in some larger programs, and
encourages formal and informal interaction with our departmental
physicians, who range from recent graduates to seasoned veterans.
Our mentor program encourages both professional and personal
development to guide future career choices and practice
If you are interested in a fully accredited four-year program
that offers individual attention to personal and professional
growth and provides excellent clinical training in a modern
facility with an academic program proven to graduate competent
practitioners, please consider applying to MedStar Franklin
Square. Call 443-777-7062 for more information.
Donovan Dietrick, MD, FACOG