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Resident Research & Tiger Day

Resident Research

We believe research is an integral part of training in OB/GYN.  Starting intern year, our residents receive education in study design during their rotation in Evidence Based Medicine.  There are very few residency programs in the country who invest an entire rotation committed to providing residents with a solid foundation in research design.  Journal clubs during education time continue to build on this knowledge throughout the year.  Residents are required to complete a comprehensive research project which culminates in a publication by the end of their residency.  Dr. Katie Smith serves as the Resident Research Advisor and helps to match residents with appropriate faculty mentors for their research projects.   Second-year residents develop a project in collaboration with a faculty member and present their proposal at Tiger Day.  During third and fourth year, residents complete the project, submit for publication, and present at Tiger Day.  We also encourage residents to submit their research projects to regional and national meetings for both poster and oral presentations. 

Aside from the above requirements, we are very proud that our residents and fellows participate in their own research, both with generalists and subspecialists.  

Tiger Day

Tiger Day is our resident research day for the department of OB/GYN that is held annually in the spring.   This celebration of research has a long-standing tradition, beginning in 1974.   Clinics are canceled and efforts are made by faculty and residents to come together for the day which showcases the diverse research talents of our residents, fellows and faculty.  It is continually adapted to the department and most recently included the following:

  • Presentations on proposed projects from second year residents
  • Final presentations on completed projects from third and fourth year residents
  • Presentation of the best Quality Improvement study
  • Final presentations from OBGYN fellows on their research

The research presented seeks to answer questions in patient care as well as resident and medical student education, with the goal of challenging current thinking to improve patient care.  After presentations, a reception is held and awards are distributed by the Bengal Residents of Obstetrics and Gynecology (BROG society) as well as by community physicians. 

Financial Support of Tiger Day

Please consider a donation to the Serwer Memorial Fund.  Your donation will be used to directly support Tiger Day activities.  

Contributions may be made in any amount and are tax deductible. If giving by check, be sure to specify on the memo line as well as in an attached note that your gift is directed to OUHSC Dept of OBGYN - TIGER DAY. Checks may be made payable to the University of Oklahoma Foundation, Inc., and mailed to: OU College of Medicine, Office of Alumni & Development PO Box 26901, Suite 162, Oklahoma City, OK 73126.

  • Online- be sure to choose the Dr. Milton J. Serwer OB-GYN Enrichment Fund and indicate OBGYN Tiger Day in the comments section.

Every gift we receive makes a difference, and we sincerely thank you for your generosity.  We are grateful for your support to enhance our programs in the OU Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Every donation, no matter the form or the amount, is important and appreciated.

Quality Improvement

Quality improvement has been emphasized through education at OU, however, has only recently become a formalized part of the curriculum.  The program was designed to enable groups of residents to come together as teams and to make significant improvements in workflow and in patient safety.  Residents receive formal training in quality improvement, then design their own projects, and present their findings to the faculty.  In the first year of the program, one of the resident projects entitled “Incorporating Caprini Scoring in the Pre-operative Assessment to Decrease VTE Risk Among Gynecology Patients at OUHSC” received third place overall in the Graduate College of Medicine Quality Improvement Day at OUHSC. 

Residents at Tiger Day 2022


Class of 2022