Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology



Resident Training


The residency program in Gynecology and Obstetrics at Baylor College of Medicine has a long history of preparing physicians for proficient practice in gynecology and obstetrics, and creating leaders in our field.

We train professionals who develop a comprehensive medical knowledge of the specialty, translate that into effective patient care, and communicate effectively with patients, and the health care team. We look for and create ‘lifelong learners,’ those who strive to improve their own practice, and effectively use system resources for patient benefit.

We assess resident training through a process of resident evaluation (peer, faculty, nurse, medical student, and patients), Semi-annual program director meetings and feedback from the Clinical Competency Committee. We are committed to maintaining a learning environment in which residents and faculty can improve their knowledge and skills and learn from each other. Residents are incorporated into the department's clinical, teaching, and research activities in a supportive fashion. Residents are also active participants of the yearly residency program education retreat which reviews the program as a whole to strengthen the training we provide at Baylor.

Each trainee assumes graded and increasing responsibility. Sensitivity and responsiveness to our residents' needs are central to the success of the educational mission.


Educational Activities


Residents are expected to participate in educational activities, including grand rounds, Morbidity and Mortality Conference, protected didactics, journal club, REI challenge, simulation sessions and other conferences specific to a certain rotation. Residents are required to complete and present a research project as a requirement for graduation.




Baylor’s Obstetrics and Gynecology Program educates all residents to recognize fatigue, alertness management, and overall well-being to provide the best care to our patients. Wellness is a core institutional priority at Baylor College by providing the resident’s resources for self-screening of burnout, mental health, and substance abuse. For more information, visit:

Resident Wellness site

Baylor's CLER site