OB/GYN Residents: Training Overview
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program has a long heritage at Baylor College of Medicine. We have trained many physicians who practice in Texas, throughout the United States and around the world.
Teaching Philosophy and Methods
Our teaching philosophy is based on Baylor College of Medicine's four mission areas: Research, Education, Patient Care 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 weekly didactics including Grand Rounds, Morbidity and Mortality Conferences and faculty-presented lectures, compose the majority of learning experiences. Other educational opportunities include our popular Journal Club, which convenes seven times a year and our subspecialty-based Learning Communities, which meet four times a year.
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 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 fellowships in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and Gynecologic Oncology. Texas Medical Board-approved fellowships available in the BCM Department of OB/GYN include Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, Perinatal Surgery and Minimally Invasive Surgery. American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology-approved fellowships at BCM include Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and Maternal-Fetal Medicine.