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University of Kentucky (Bowling Green) Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program

Welcome! The University of Kentucky College of Medicine (Bowling Green) Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program located at The Medical Center will prepare residents to become high quality physicians who possess excellent clinical and surgical skills and are able to provide superior health care to women in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Primary/Preventive Care.

We will accomplish this through didactic instruction, comprehensive and diverse clinical training, role-modeling by faculty, and increasing responsibility with each year of residency. We are committed to meeting the individual learning needs of resident physicians by preparing lifelong learners for post-graduate options.

Our Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and follows the ACGME program requirements. The program is approved for a total of 12 residents and participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service and National Residency Matching Program.

The goal of the residency program curriculum is to provide residents with the experience, knowledge, and surgical skills necessary to enter general obstetrics and gynecology practice after four years of residency training.

Program Staff

Nemec, Jeffery MD

Jeffery Nemec, M.D.

  • Program Director
Dickison, Maggie

Maggie Dickison

  • Program Coordinator

Fourth Year Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents

Ashley Blake, D.O.

Ashley Blake, D.O.

  • West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Rhiannon Mayes, DO

Rhiannon Mayes, D.O.

  • University of Pikeville

Caitlin Spivey, DO

Caitlin Spivey, D.O.

  • Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Auburn Campus

Third Year Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents

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Austin Allen, D.O.

  • University of Pikeville

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Chelsea Cockrell, D.O.

  • Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Auburn

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Kayla Robinson, D.O.

  • Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Auburn

Second Year Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents

GME_Burns, Meghann

Meghann Burns, D.O.

  • Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine

GME_Edlin, Megan

Megan Edlin, D.O.

  • University Of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine

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Victoria Shaw, D.O.

  • Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine

First Year Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents

Campbell, Madison MD

Madison Campbell, M.D.

  • University of Kentucky College of Medicine – Bowling Green

Fountain, Emily DO

Emily Fountain, D.O.

  • Edward Via College Of Osteopathic Medicine – Auburn

Secula, Dixi MD

Dixi Secula, M.D.

  • University of Kentucky College of Medicine – Bowling Green

program curriculum

post-graduate year 1

  • 4 months Obstetrics / L&D Days
  • 4 months Ambulatory Obstetrics
  • 2 months Benign Gynecology
  • 1 month Primary Care
  • 1 month Ultrasound

Post-Graduate Year 2

  • 4 months Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM)
  • 4 months Obstetrics / L&D Nights
  • 4 months Benign Gynecology

POST-GRADUATE YEAR 3

  • 2 months Gynecologic Oncology (University of Kentucky)
  • 1 month Maternal Fetal Medicine (University of Kentucky)
  • 1 month Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility/Family Planning
  • 2 months Obstetrics / L&D Days
  • 4 months Benign Gynecology
  • 2 months Urogynecology

POST-GRADUATE YEAR 4

  • 2 months Obstetrics / L&D Days
  • 2 months Obstetrics / L&D Nights
  • 4 months Benign Gynecology
  • 4 months Ambulatory Obstetrics

Resident Education

Every Thursday morning from 8 a.m. until noon is reserved for resident education — including but not limited to didactics, journal club, and M&M. Also, one Thursday per month is dedicated to Research Foundation Meetings. Didactic lectures required by the CREOG residency handbook pertain to:

  • General obstetrics
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • General gynecology
  • Ambulatory gynecology
  • Reproductive endocrinology
  • Pediatric gynecology
  • Surgical skills
  • Urogynecology
  • Primary care and routine health maintenance

requirements

Medical School

Eligible applicants must be graduates of a medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the American Osteopathic Association Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA), or have graduated from an international medical school listed by the World Health Organization published in the World Directory of Medical Schools.

This program does not accept applications from candidates who have graduated from medical school more than 24 months prior to the anticipated PGY-1 start date unless they have been in a training program or in active practice within that time period.

USMLE/COMLEX Examinations

Applicants must have passed USMLE Steps 1 and 2 or the COMLEX equivalent prior to being invited for an interview. 

Preferred Qualifications

This program selects from eligible applicants on the basis of their preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills, and other personal qualities.

The program’s preferred qualifications include:

  • USMLE scores of 235 and above on each step or COMLEX scores of 550 and above on each step
  • No failures on any step of the USMLE or COMLEX

Application and Matching Services

The Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®). All applications are processed through ERAS®. No other applications will be accepted.

Applications Must Include the Following:

  • The common ERAS® application form;
  • USMLE scores (or COMLEX equivalent – Steps 1 and 2 required for all applicants;
  • ECFMG report and certificate for international medical graduates including US applicants attending medical schools outside the US;
  • Official medical school transcript;
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE);
  • Three letters of professional reference; and
  • Personal statement.

The program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) for both US and international medical graduates.

INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL GRADUATES

Eligible international medical graduates must have a current, valid certificate from the Educational Commission on Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) at the time of application. In order to achieve ECFMG certification, international medical graduates must submit their credentials to the ECFMG and pass competency tests. International medical graduates must obtain their ERAS® Application Kits from the ECFMG, which will issue them only to qualified applicants.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine (Bowling Green) Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program accepts applications from foreign nationals who are holders of a Green Card (permanent resident) and individuals who are prepared to have a J-1 visa sponsored by the ECFMG. This program does not support H-1 visas.

Applications from candidates who do not meet these requirements will not be considered. 

interview process

Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted via email. Interviews will be scheduled between November 1 and January 31. If you are extended an invitation for an interview, we encourage you to contact our offices as soon as possible. Interviews are scheduled on a first come, first served basis. Please note there is a limited number of applicant positions that can be accommodated on any given interview day.

Interviewees will meet with the program director, program coordinator, select faculty, tour our facilities, and have lunch with our current residents at The Medical Center at Bowling Green.

The program will follow the recommendations from The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) whether interviews will be held in person or virtual for the upcoming residency cycle.