Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency

Welcome to the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and Cooper University Hospital.

We are excited at the opportunity to meet you, and hope that your visit is both gratifying and informative. The following summary of our residency program is designed to provide you with an overview of the excellent clinical and academic experience gained at Cooper University Hospital. We anticipate that when you meet our dedicated faculty, residents, and administrative staff, you will realize the true strength of our program. We wish you much success as you begin your career as an Obstetrician and Gynecologist, and hope that we can share this journey together.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program at Cooper University Hospital is to graduate competent, committed physicians and surgeons who are compassionate care providers, lifelong learners, teachers, mentors, and active participants serving in their communities.  We expect that our graduates are able to act as women’s health advocates committed to diversity, professionalism, collaboration, and mutual respect. Our mission aligns with the institution’s mission: To Serve. To Heal. To Educate. Residents graduate from our program with the confidence, ability, and skill set to care for complex patients in a high acuity setting, allowing them to seamlessly transition into fellowship, private practice, or an academic setting.

Program Aims

  1. Produce strong, independent clinicians who provide comprehensive obstetrical and gynecological care for their patients and who function as astute consultants to healthcare providers in  other fields.
  2. Produce proficient surgeons who are capable of leading a healthcare team with compassion and respect.
  3. Create lifelong learners by fostering intellectual curiosity, engaging in scholarly activities, and instilling lifelong learning in others.
  4. Produce physicians who will work effectively in teams to ensure patient safety and quality.
  5. Graduate physicians with the skill set to provide compassionate and quality healthcare to underserved patients and to be active participants in their community.
  6. Produce resilient clinicians who promote quality care and patient satisfaction by focusing on wellness in themselves and those around them.
Yon Sook Kim, MD Yon Sook Kim, MD
Program Director
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Kathleen  Schaeffer, DO Kathleen Schaeffer, DO
Associate Program Director
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Lori Adriance, DO Lori Adriance, DO
Assistant Program Director
Instructor of Obstetrics and Gynecology