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Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency

Our residents assist with approximately 5,000 deliveries per year, including considerable operative deliveries and cesarean sections.

The four-year obstetrics and gynecology residency at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and combines a diverse patient population with an attending faculty committed to teaching.

Physicians who have graduated from our program have continued in fellowships, academic settings and private practice.

We accept five OB-GYN residents per year.

Curriculum

Our residents benefit from extensive experience ranging from vaginal and abdominal gynecological surgeries to an intermediate care nursery and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

The majority of our residents’ education comes from working with patients in attending physicians’ private practices where they are exposed to a myriad of practice styles and philosophies. Residents also work in an outpatient clinic.

Each resident is part of a small team, similar to a small group practice. Senior residents, acting as senior partners in a group practice, head the teams. An attending physician is present in all clinics for consultation and assistance.

PGY1

  • Breast/sonography
  • Internal medicine
  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecology
  • Ambulatory gynecology
  • Emergency medicine

PGY2

  • Reproductive endocrinology and infertility
  • Maternal fetal medicine
  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecology
  • Gynecologic oncology
  • Urogynecology

PGY3

  • Gynecologic oncology
  • Maternal fetal medicine
  • Urogynecology
  • Gynecology
  • Obstetrics
  • Research

PGY4

  • Gynecologic oncology
  • Maternal fetal medicine
  • Gynecology chief
  • Obstetrics chief
  • Urogynecology
  • Elective

Obstetrics

Baylor Dallas receives referrals from all over North Central and Northeast Texas and has a large number of complicated and high-risk obstetric patients. Last year, nearly 5,000 babies were born at Baylor Dallas.

The resident gains experience in:

  • Operative vaginal deliveries (forceps, vacuum extraction and rotations)
  • Tubal ligations and all related complications
  • Vaginal deliveries
  • Caesarean sections

Under the supervision of an attending physician, residents learn to manage normal labor, abnormal labor, pre-term labor, post-term labor, multi-fetal pregnancies, induction of labor and inhibition of labor.

Residents also gain experience with hypertension, infection and hemorrhage patients, as well as manage co-morbid conditions that can complicate a pregnancy, including diabetes, cardiac disease and connective tissue disorder.

The perinatologists on the medical staff at Baylor Dallas are part of a high-risk referral/outreach program that regularly receives transfers from outlying communities. Residents spend three blocks working with the perinatologist on the maternal-fetal medicine service.

Residents gain experience in:

  • Sonography
  • Genetic counseling
  • Prenatal testing
  • High-risk evaluation
  • High-risk follow-up

Baylor Dallas is a Christian-based hospital. Training in elective termination of pregnancy is not offered on Baylor Scott & White Health campuses; however, those residents who wish to have training in this area are able to do so in family planning at another institution.

Gynecology

Our gynecological service includes more than 30 private practice gynecologists on the medical staff at Baylor Dallas. Last year, surgeons performed more than 2,100 minor gynecologic procedures at Baylor Dallas.

Residents gain experience in procedures such as:

  • Abdominal hysterectomy
  • Vaginal hysterectomy
  • Tubal ligations
  • Operative laparoscopy
  • Operative hysteroscopy
  • Endometrial ablation/resection
  • Laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH)
  • Laparoscopically supracervical hysterectomy (LASH)
  • Urogynecologic procedures
  • Tubal microsurgery
  • Robotic surgery

Gynecologic Oncology

Our residents benefit from the expertise of a highly experienced team of gynecologic oncologists, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists and specialized oncology. Our faculty members are dedicated to mentoring residents and providing superior, compassionate patient care and conducting research that advances the treatment of gynecologic cancers. The gynecologic oncologists on our medical staff are part of a statewide network of physicians with offices throughout Texas.

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI)

Under the supervision of reproductive endocrinologists on the medical staff at Baylor University Medical Center, residents participate in all phases of evaluation and treatment of infertility and related reproductive endocrine disorders. The resident also learns how to perform vaginal ultrasound for monitoring of ovulation, semen analysis, post-coital tests and semen preparation for intrauterine insemination.

Assisted reproductive techniques include in-vitro fertilization, embryo transfer, intracytoplasmic sperm injection, zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT), and gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT). The surgical experience focuses on basic and advanced operative laparoscopy, in addition to microsurgical procedures and operative hysteroscopy.

Primary Care

Residents have a month rotation in the office of one of the OB/GYN generalists within Baylor Scott & White Health. Residents also rotate for one month on the internal medicine service and one month in the emergency department.

Urogynecology

With the exception of interns, residents spend one month in a urogynecology office where they learn urodynamic evaluation and cystoscopy. They also learn basic urogynecology procedures, as well as pre- and post-operative management of these patients.

The various lectures alternate to provide a well-rounded curriculum. The didactic core lectures cover not only obstetrical and gynecological care but also primary care issues affecting the practitioner. Residents also attend lectures on the business and political aspects of medicine. The core curriculum for the didactic lecture series is selected from the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) Educational Objectives book. In addition, outside lecturers are brought in to participate and deliver lectures several times a year.

Didactic Schedule

Wednesday mornings are devoted to educational didactics and is protected time for our residents.

7:30 a.m. Tumor board
8:30 a.m. Alternates between:
Grand rounds (twice a month)
Perinatal morbidity and mortality (third Wednesday of each month)
Gynecology morbidity and mortality (second Wednesday of each month)
Journal club (fourth Wednesday of each month)
9:30-11:15 a.m. Resident core lecture series

Our residents regularly participate with teaching staff in clinical discussions, rounds, journal clubs and research conferences in a manner that promotes a spirit of inquiry and scholarship. Baylor Dallas residents’ participation is encouraged in all scholarly opportunities available at the institution.

Residents are required by the end of the third year to complete a research project. Third-year residents present their research at the annual Julian Wells Lectureship and Scientific Session. Outside faculties who attend this city-wide conference act as judges in selecting the most exceptional project for the Devereaux Award. Other awards presented on Julian Wells Day include the Strother Award for academic achievement and the Joseph Warren Award for commitment to excellence, balance and leadership.

  • Train at one of U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals"

    Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, is a 115-acre campus with 915 beds, a Level I trauma center and nationally ranked specialty services.

How to Apply

We use the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) to electronically accept residency applications, letters of recommendations, dean’s letters, transcripts and other credentials directly from your medical school.

Deadline for applications is November 1.

Visit ERAS to apply


Application Requirements

In order to be considered for the program, applicants must submit the following materials:

  • Completed ERAS application
  • Letter from medical school dean
  • Medical school transcript
  • Three to four letters of recommendation
  • Step 1 and Step 2 USMLE scores – Graduates must have a 220 or above on their USMLEs and have passed each on their first attempt
  • Photograph

Interviews

Interview day for potential residents begins with breakfast and a presentation by the program director and faculty members. Half of the candidates tour the hospital while the other half interview individually with members of the selection committee.

Each candidate’s interview lasts approximately one hour. The department provides lunch, during which candidates have the opportunity to meet our current residents.

The evening prior to the interviews, a dinner is held in a current resident’s home.


Learn more about Baylor Scott & White's housestaff appointment eligibility, including guidelines for international medical graduates.

Contact Us

Julie Higginbotham
Program Administrator
Phone: 214.820.6378
Fax: 214.820.6080
Julie.Higginbotham@BSWHealth.org

Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency
Baylor University Medical Center
3500 Gaston Ave, 3 Hoblitzelle
Dallas, TX 75246

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In addition to competitive stipends, we offer our residents a full menu of employee benefits. We help offset the cost of many of these benefits; others are options you can choose to pay for yourself.

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