Virginia Mason Medical Center (VMMC)
Virginia Mason Medical Center (VMMC) is a private, non-profit organization which has an affiliation teaching agreement with the University of Washington for residents and medical students. VMMC is a large, multi-disciplinary group practice and 307-bed hospital in downtown Seattle and has been recognized as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology. The gynecology rotation provides the third year resident with a broad and in-depth exposure to all aspects of operative gynecology, including endoscopy, gynecologic oncology, pelvic floor reconstruction, and infertility. Residents work closely with two pelvic surgery fellows and nine experienced board certified gynecologists, including subspecialty board certified gynecologic oncology and urogynecology. This rotation gives residents experience with a different practice model, as well as extensive operative experience. The 3rd year resident serves as chief resident of the service.