Gynecologic Surgery and Obstetrics is a challenging and exciting field of medicine. There are few, if any, other specialties that offer the wide scope of clinical and surgical experiences and opportunities to be part of as many life-changing events in our patients’ lives. The GSO Department is the premier organization in the MHS for women’s healthcare, and we are critical to military medical readiness for our female service members and dependents. We lead advocacy for and provide the highest quality patient-centered care emphasizing readiness, education, training, and research for our specialty.

While our focus is women's health care, the specialty is broad. In the scope of one day, you could deliver a baby, perform a major surgery that ultimately allows a woman to return to her military mission, counsel a couple experiencing infertility, and discover and treat a precancerous cervical lesion.

In obstetrics and gynecology, practitioners experience a balance of surgery, ambulatory care, and office practice while still managing pregnancy, delivery, and related complications. Our specialty also offers fellowship training opportunities in Gynecologic Oncology, Urogynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Reproductive Endocrinology and Minimally Invasive Surgery.

From the bench, to the bedside, to the battlefield, we prepare our students, staff, and faculty to operate in every environment in which the MHS deploys. We build leaders in women’s healthcare with the patient as the center of every effort.


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