Gynecologic Surgery and Obstetrics


Whether you are set on a career in Gynecologic Surgery & Obstetrics (GSO), have already picked another specialty path, or have no clue what you would like to pursue, we welcome (and encourage) you to participate in the variety of activities the GSO interest group has to offer.

Gynecologic Surgery & Obstetrics is an exciting and unique specialty offering care for women at all stages of their life.  In the span of a clinical day, you may perform a surgery, deliver a baby, evaluate an elderly woman with ovarian cancer, and counsel a 15 year-old about prevention of pregnancy and sexually-transmitted infections.

GSO also offers 6 fellowship opportunities to further your expertise in one of the following areas:

  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine

  • Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery

  • Gynecologic Oncology

  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

  • Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

  • Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (currently not available at Military Training Facilities)

  • Complex Family Planning (currently not available at Military Training Facilities)


The Student Interest Group offers a variety of formats for students to explore this vast and exhilarating field of medicine:

  • Labor and Delivery Shadow Program

  • Pelvic exam & Intrauterine Device Simulations

  • Subspecialty Talks to Learn About the 6 Fellowship Opportunities


The group also offers career development opportunities for those interested in applying for residency in GSO: 

  • Community Service

  • Mentorship Program

  • CV Review & Residency Interview Preparation during post clerkship 

  • Skills Lab to Build Confidence During Advanced Clerkships


We also encourage students to join The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). ACOG offers free membership to medical students. The College is dedicated to medical student education and enhancing interest in the field; there are a number of resources available to medical students. Additionally, registration for the Annual Clinical Meeting of ACOG is free to medical students; there are sessions at the Annual Clinical meeting specifically dedicated to medical students. Furthermore, the annual meeting of the Armed Forces District of ACOG is also very "student friendly.” In fact, there are now several students funded by the District to attend the meeting each year! We highly encourage all students with an interest in GSO to join ACOG.

The Student Interest group offers some great opportunities to learn more about GSO and become involved. We look forward to seeing you at the sessions! Feel free to reach out to any of the Student Interest Group Leaders for more information on how to join.

Faculty Mentors:

Jason Heaton, MD ( – Lead Faculty Mentor

Logan Peterson, MD (

Katie Shvartsman, MD (

Jill Brown, MD (

Alex Ulfers, MD (