About the Program
The Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency at Baylor College of Medicine is a four-year program designed to train our residents in prenatal care, labor and delivery, postpartum care, prenatal genetics, and office and operative gynecology.
Located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center, our fully-accredited training program prepares each resident for their future in private practice, academic medicine or subspecialty fellowship training.
Teaching Philosophy and Methods
Our teaching philosophy is based on Baylor College of Medicine's four mission areas: research, education, healthcare and community. Our diverse, ACGME-accredited program trains residents in prenatal care, labor and delivery, postpartum care, prenatal genetics, and office and operative gynecology during their four years of residency. We have a large patient volume, ideal for a vast and well-balanced residency experience and we are privileged to be affiliated with multiple training venues in both public and private healthcare. Our teaching goal is to prepare our residents to deliver superior and compassionate patient care, and to serve as consultants to other physicians in their various communities upon graduation.
A variety of teaching methods are utilized to achieve the educational goals established by the council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Hands-on experience in our public and private hospitals combined with service lectures, teaching rounds, and didactics including Grand Rounds, simulation, skills workshops, journal clubs, multi-disciplinary conferences and faculty-presented lectures compose the majority of learning experiences.
The faculty members and residents at Baylor College of Medicine are actively involved in research. Each resident is responsible for presenting a faculty-mentored research project during their third or fourth year of training at our annual Arthur M. Faris Sr., M.D. Resident Research Day. Residents are also able to take advantage of the numerous opportunities to participate with faculty in research and writing when time and interest permit.
Upon conclusion of their training, many of our residents often continue their education with subspecialty fellowship training in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gyn Oncology, Family Planning, Global Women's Health, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, Perinatal Surgery, and Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery.
The Baylor Obstetrics and Gynecology program is proud of the autonomy provided to our trainees. However, supervision of residents in obstetrics and gynecology is required to ensure proper quality of care, education, patient safety, and fulfillment of responsibility of our attending physicians to their patients.
These considerations are carefully integrated with the goal of independent competent practice in the full range of obstetrics and gynecology upon completion of residency. Residents generally enter our program at the PGY 1 level and enjoy a graduated and increasing level of independent responsibility for patients as they progress through the program.
See a list of faculty on the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology site.