Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Obstetrics and Gynecology Chief Residents' Message


Thank you for your interest in our program. Our mission at Baylor College of Medicine is to train clinically astute and surgically adept obstetricians and gynecologists. Coupled with our diverse patient population and access to the world’s largest medical center, the training at Baylor College of Medicine is filled with opportunities to learn from some of the best physicians in the field. 

Our training spans five different hospital systems, encompassing both public and private hospitals. This allows our residents to benefit from clinical and surgical experience in diverse settings. Furthermore, our curriculum is designed to expose us to the many gynecological subspecialties including Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, Minimally Invasive Gynecology Surgery, and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Our obstetrical training is widespread, spanning from labor and delivery, to the complex care of maternal fetal medicine patients in our subspecialty clinics (including our Maternal Substance Use Disorder Clinic) as well as the one of a kind maternal ICU unit. Our exposure to critical care is further supplemented by a surgical ICU rotation at the PGY-2 level, allowing our residents to participate in the care of complex surgical patients.  Baylor College of Medicine also has affiliated fellowships in maternal fetal medicine, minimally invasive gynecology, pediatric and adolescent gynecology, global women’s health, and reproductive endocrinology and infertility, all of which the residents play a crucial role in during their rotation. The high acuity and volume of patients seen in our facilities solidifies our training and prepares us for medical practice.

In addition, our program is tailored to specific resident interests. Our curriculum is structured to allow residents to delve further into OBGYN subspecialties. These include a reproductive psychiatry track, which allows residents during their PGY-2, and PGY-3 years to work alongside the psychiatry team to better understand psychiatric conditions in pregnancy. Also, the global health track seeks to train residents in understanding obstetrical and gynecologic care in low resource settings while spending several months in Malawi during their PGY-2, PGY-3, and PGY-4 years.  

Continued education is one of our core values at Baylor College of Medicine. We are guaranteed protected weekly didactic sessions to supplement our clinical knowledge and prepare us for board and in-service examinations. The PGY-1 class participates in weekly lectures on Friday mornings for the first three months of the year given by the PGY-4 class. Academic and clinical excellence is expected from our graduates. We prepare for, complete, and pass the fundamentals of laparoscopy exam (FLS) necessary for ABOG board certification. We also routinely present cases during monthly M&M conferences, and weekly during preoperative conferences, tumor board, and multidisciplinary meetings that coordinate high risk obstetric patient care.  Furthermore, residents have the opportunity to present the latest evidence-based medicine during our journal clubs, mentored by faculty.

Our department offers a variety of clinical and basic science research opportunities. Each year, our residents attend and present at national meetings including SMFM, ACOG, AAGL, SGO, SREI, and more. Funding and mentorship opportunities are available through the department to ensure that residents are guided and supported through the research process.
After completing residency, Baylor residents are ready to face the challenges of practicing medicine throughout the nation and the globe. Graduates pursue a range of opportunities including fellowship, academic medicine, and generalist practice. 

Most importantly, the Baylor residents are a family. The people you meet and work with at Baylor College of Medicine become a lifelong network of colleagues and friends. The diversity found in the TMC is strongly reflected in our residency. The variety of backgrounds, in addition to the strong collaboration exhibited from our residents, allow us to provide the most compassionate care to our diverse patient population.

We are eager to help you learn more about our program and encourage you to reach out with any questions you may have. 

Obstetrics & Gynecology Chief Residents 
Archana Ayyar, M.D. 
Elisabeth Baquet, D.O.
Rebecca Grace, M.D.