Artists rendering of the view of the Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital from the Ashley River

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital & Pearl Tourville Women’s Pavilion


Ninety-five percent of the rotations are located on campus and/or in Charleston. The only exception is the 8-week rotation in Spartanburg, SC, which is about a three-hour drive north west of Charleston.

  • Medical University Hospital: Sponsoring institution of the Medical University of South Carolina’s Ob/Gyn Residency Program. Since November 2003, Cannon Place has housed all of the outpatient clinics - general gynecology, maternal fetal medicine, resident continuity and colpo clinics.
  • Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital & Pearl Tourville Women's Pavilion opened in February 2020. Labor and Delivery, AP, Post Postpartum are housed at the new facility.
  • Coastal Fertility Specialists: Since July 1999, the Medical University of South Carolina contracts with Dr. John Schnorr, Dr. Michael Slowey and Dr. Heather Cook for advanced fertility services and reproductive endocrinology (REI). Through our agreement, our residents participate in the care of these patients under the supervision of Dr. Schnorr.
  • MUSC East Cooper Women’s Center: The third year on REI rotation spends one half day treating post-menopausal women.
  • Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center: Two residents cover this service: third year on GYN and the fourth year on OPS. The supervising attendings are Dr. Cristian Thomae and Dr. Whitney Graybill. The residents primarily gains experience in gyn and onc using the da Vinci robot.
  • Roper Hospital: One third year resident on GYN and the fourth year resident on OPS spend two days each week in the operating room at Roper Hospital. This site was chosen in increase intraoperative experience. Our affiliation agreement is with Carolina Center for Gynecologic Oncology and our residents are supervised by Dr. Scott Jennings. The resident is based at the primary institution.
  • Spartanburg Regional Medical Center: Each third year resident spends 8 weeks at Spartanburg Regional. For nearly 30 years this rotation has highlighted our residency. This rotation provides: (a) exposure to an admixture of obstetrical and gynecological patients; (b) an opportunity to function as a chief resident under the on-site supervision of Drs. Carlton Schwab and Michael Watkins who supervise their activities; (c) operative experience in a hospital staffed by obstetricians/gynecologists who received their training in a variety of centers throughout the United States; (d) supervision of family medicine residents as they rotate through obstetrics and gynecology.