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It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Ob/Gyn Residency Program at St. John’s Episcopal Medical Center.

We are an ACGME accredited Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency, which includes 12 categorical resident positions. Our residents have exposure to academic generalists and subspecialists, all of whom are dedicated to resident education and serve as teachers and mentors.

Our goal is to train highly skilled physicians with a passion in serving underserved communities and we accomplish this by recruiting highly motivated physicians who appreciate the patient-centered approach to medical training. Physicians who love to learn, appreciate challenges, desire to work in a diverse community and aspire to excellence.

We provide you with the tools, resources, and opportunities to flourish through a rigorous program with an in-depth exposure to all aspects of obstetrics, gynecology and women’s health. Our program provides specialty services in all the major areas in Obstetrics and Gynecology, including but not limited to Breast Disease, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Complex Comprehensive Family Planning.

Our residents are integrated into a robust culture of patient safety with an interdisciplinary approach to patient care, and in addition, our residents also receive an education in research in women’s health. All residents complete research projects in the discipline of their choosing in their PGY-3 year.

On behalf faculty, I would like to thank you for your interest in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program at St. John’s Episcopal Medical Center. I look forward to meeting you and feel free to contact me with any questions about our program.


Angela Oduro DO FACOG

Residency Program Director
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
St. Johns Episcopal Hospital


We provide our residents the highest quality Ob/Gyn training while maintaining awareness of their need to grow as individuals and as well as their commitments to their personal lives. Rotations are completed at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, Trinitas Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. You will learn under the guidance of experienced and enthusiastic faculty in general Obstetrics & Gynecology and subspecialties.

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital’s Obstetrics & Gynecology program offers:

  • Clinical Coaching and Professional Development
  • Wellness Program
  • Research Mentorship
  • Resident representation on Departmental and Hospital Committees
  • Diverse Patient Population
  • Simulation
  • Medical Library
  • Protected Didactic Time


Our program is designed to provide its residents a strong foundation in Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as broad, in-depth exposure to Obstetrics & Gynecology subspecialties, making our graduates equally well prepared for careers in general obstetrics and gynecology practice or in academics.Residents rotate through:

  • Family Planning
  • Gynecology Oncology
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery
  • Prenatal Diagnosis and Ultrasound
  • Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility


  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecology
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Breast Clinic


  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
  • Family Planning


  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecology
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Elective Rotation


  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecology
  • Gynecologic Oncology

Basic Salaries for house staff:






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Application Information:

Application to Residency

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Training Program accepts applications only through the ERAS System. The Program abides by ERAS’ ethical and procedural rules and carefully follow theACGME’s “Institutional Requirements” for residency eligibility and selection.

Resident Eligibility

Graduates of accredited United States and foreign medical schools are eligible. Graduates of medical schools outside the United States and Canada who meet one of the following requirements: (1) have received a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates prior to appointment, or (2) have a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a US licensing jurisdiction in which they are training.

Resident Recruitment

Completed applications from ERAS will be reviewed by the Program Director and/or members of the Residency Education Committee. Applications will be reviewed based on a candidate’s preparedness, eligibility, ability, aptitude, academic credentials and potential, communications skills, letters of recommendation and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity. The Program will not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, or veteran status. After screening, specific applicants will be invited to interview.

On Interview Day, applicants typically meet with a faculty team and a Resident team.Additionally, all interviewees will interview with the Program Director and Chairman. Applicants will be discussed during a brief “post- interview” meeting of all resident and faculty interviewers for each specific day of interviews.

Resident physicians as well as faculty physicians review all of the applicants who interviewed and provide feedback. The criteria outlined above (Resident Recruitment) as well as information learned during the interviews and ensuing discussions is used to make our selection. The Program Director and/or the Residency Education Committee will carefully evaluate both lists and determine the final overall selection

St. John’s Episcopal hospital does not participate in the NRMP match. Selected applicants will be informed through personal communication.

Appointment is finalized through execution of a contract between the applicant and the St. John’s Episcopal Hospital.

Resident Life at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital:

Meet the Residents:


Calvin "Ryan" Williams, DO, PGY-4, Academic/Administrative Chief Resident

Hometown: Hazard, Kentucky
Undergraduate: Eastern Kentucky University
Med school: Lincoln Memorial University- DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine

Outside interests: any and all things Disney, saltwater fish tanks, trying/learning to make new food/drinks with friends, dogs (especially golden retrievers)


Jedidah Nuamah, DO, PGY-4

Hometown: Accra, Ghana
Undergraduate: St. Francis College
Med school: NYIT-COM

Outside interests: Traveling, Weight lifting and Poetry


Eddie Santana, DO, PGY-4

Hometown: Somerset, NJ

Undergraduate: Mount Saint Mary’s University; Emmitsburg, MD

Med School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine; Erie, PA

Outside interests: Baking, biking, exploring my neighborhood, video games


Rakhil Borshchevskaya, MD, PGY-3

Preferred name: Rachel
Hometown: Moscow, Russia
Med school: Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia

Outside interests: Reading, attending operas, ballets and theaters, going out with my wonderful co-residents and virtually all outdoor activities (Hiking, camping, rafting, skating, skiing and snowboarding)


Jessica Marshall, DO, PGY-3

Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Undergrad: Florida Atlantic University

Med School: LECOM

Outside Interests: Cooking, Gym, Proud cat mom


Katie Robertson, DO, PGY-3

Hometown: Bend, Oregon
Undergraduate: Portland State University
Med school: Western University of Health Sciences

Outside interests: yoga, meditation, hiking and exploring nature, real estate, home renovation


Sheida Rodriguez, MD, PGY-2

Hometown: South Bronx,New York
Undergraduate: Purchase College
Med school; ROSS University School of Medicine
Outside interests: spending time with my daughter, dancing, trying new food and karaoke


Dayana Hernandez, MD, PGY-2

Hometown: Miami, Florida

Undergrad: Florida International University

Med school: ROSS School of Medicine

Outside interests: Photography, gardening, yoga, traveling, hiking, spearfishing, cave diving, cooking, reading, eating, reading


Mahelate Theodros, DO, PGY-2

Hometown: Lilburn, GA

Undergrad: The University of Georgia

Med School: Pacific Northwest University- COM

Outside interests: Baking, Painting, Finding new restaurants, and watching movies


Alesha Sands Foster, DO, PGY-1

Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Undergrad: University of South Florida

Medical School: Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Interests: Exploring NYC, Retail Therapy, Photography


Ashley Marie Nguyen M.D., PGY-1

Hometown: Fountain Valley, CA

Undergraduate: California State University Long Beach

Med school: Ross University School of Medicine

Interests: I love nature, food, coffee and baked goods, movies, and being with my family and friends


Marwah Al-Dulaimi, MD, PGY-1

Hometown : Baghdad, Iraq

Undergrad: Al Nahrain University

Medical School: Al Nahrain University

Interests: Rural OB/GYN care and providing care for underserved populations, Maternal Fetal Medicine

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