Educational Activities


Temple / St. Luke’s School of Medicine

St. Luke’s University Health Network is proud to partner with Temple University to have the only school of medicine in the greater Lehigh Valley. Along with the country’s oldest School of Nursing, St. Luke’s continues its long-standing commitment to medical education in the region. For more information, please visit

Intern Orientation

St. Luke’s University Hospital is a great place to work! Your orientation week will help get you up to speed with the medical knowledge and administrative and logistical skills to make your first day of clinical practice go smoothly. Our interns’ favorite parts of orientation week are:

  • Getting paid!
  • Feeling comfortable with ALS and BLS
  • Learning EMR and getting oriented to our computer systems
  • Reviewing policies from Human Resources including health benefits
  • Meeting your classmates: the residents with whom you will spend the next four years

Protected Time for Academics

Five hours of didactic sessions are provided to our residents every Wednesday. The appropriate subspecialist or generalist gives each of the lectures. This protected time allows for the faculty to cover all areas of obstetrics and gynecology including:

  • Basic and operative gynecology
  • Basic and high-risk obstetrics
  • Reproductive endocrinology and infertility
  • Urogynecology and pelvic reconstruction
  • Medical statistic and study design
  • System-based medicine (cost-effective health care, health policy, quality improvement, health care systems)
  • Primary and preventative care
  • Pathology
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Ethics and professional development seminars
  • Genetics
  • Journal club
  • CREOG board review
  • Teaching Rounds and Other Educational Experiences

Residents are major participants in departmental activities and thus, attend department meetings and the following educational and patient care meetings:

  • GYN Tumor board: Monthly presentation of interesting oncology cases
  • Perinatal Morbidity and Gynecologic morbidity: Monthly presentation of interesting OB and GYN cases
  • Grand rounds: Monthly presentations by outside speakers
  • Daily morning and afternoon report: all active management plans for obstetrical and gynecologic patients are presented to attending staff
  • MFM anomaly conference: monthly presentation of anomalies and unusual cases from our perinatal service
  • MFM Morning report: weekly review of high risk cases from our clinic
  • Resident topic review: weekly conference presented by residents on basic gyn or obstetrics topics
  • Evidence based Conference: Evidence based literature presentation of common OB/GYN problems
  • Team-Based Learning: Weekly individual quiz given on assigned readings from classic texts (OB/GYN) and a team quiz given on a monthly basis
  • Surgical Simulation: a three-phase simulation program developed to enhance surgical skills appropriate for a resident's level of experience. This includes yearly pig lab training sessions along with laparoscopic and robotic simulation trainers that are available at all times.