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Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency

Our program boasts a 100 percent pass rate on the written and oral certification examination of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

The Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine - Scott & White Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Our four-year program offers access to substantial clinical material referred to a tertiary level hospital.

At Baylor Scott & White, we are proud to offer a strong balance in obstetrics and gynecology in a supportive trainee focused environment with ready availability of a full-time faculty and a student-faculty ratio less than 1:1

We accept four OB/Gyn residents per year.

Curriculum

Residents at Baylor Scott & White have access to benefits that include:

  • Participation in the total healthcare management of all patients
  • The presence of medical students of the Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine
  • A continuous series of seminars, conferences, lectures, and comprehensive medical library facilities
  • Emphasis on developing skills in clinical research
  • Laparoscopic training at an advanced surgical skill lab that is an American College of Surgeons Level 1 accredited education institute
  • Support for global health initiatives
  • Comprehensive simulation center
  • Two textbooks provided intern year, in addition to the $500 book allowance
  • Progress throughout residency monitored by the Clinical Competency Committee (CCC)
  • Monthly evaluations of residents are completed in New Innovations by faculty.  The residents evaluate the faculty twice a year as well. 
  • 24-hour access to resident gym
  • Meal allowances

Surgical Cases

Case log numbers from a recent graduate
Spontaneous deliveries 215
Cesarean deliveries 221
Operative deliveries 19
Obstetric ultrasound (biometry at >14 weeks) 106
Abdominal hysterectomy 56
Vaginal hysterectomy 35
Laparoscopic hysterectomy 58
Incontinence and pelvic floor 30
Cystoscopy 40
Laparoscopy 173
Operative hysteroscopy 64
Abortion 34
Transvaginal ultrasound 114
Invasive cancer 79

PGY-1

  • Labor and Delivery (OB service) day shift: three months
  • Gyn surgery: three months
  • Ambulatory OB/GYN (clinic): two months
  • Night labor and delivery: two months
  • Ultrasound/research: one month
  • Family practice/breast/endocrinology: one month

PGY-2

  • Labor and delivery (OB service) day shift: three months
  • Night labor and delivery: two months
  • Gyn Surgery: three months
  • Ambulatory OB/Gyn (clinic): two months
  • Urogynecology: one month
  • Reproductive endocrinology: one month

PGY-3

  • Labor and delivery: three months
  • Night labor and delivery: two months
  • Gyn surgery/Gyn oncology: three months
  • Ambulatory OB/Gyn (clinic): two months
  • Veteran's Administration (VA Hospital): one month
  • Pediatric/menopausal medicine: one month

PGY-4

  • Labor and delivery (OB service): three months
  • Gyn surgery: three months
  • Ambulatory OB/Gyn (clinic): two months
  • Veteran's Administration (VA Hospital): two months
  • Electives: two months

Training is provided through graduated levels of responsibility in both clinical and surgical skills. A faculty member is in-house 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

OB/Gyn clinics, managed by the resident staff to provide outpatient care to patients in consultation with the senior staff, are held every day. Residents participate in the care of a robust population of patients from various socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds that prepares them well to care for the diverse needs of women in both general and specialty careers.

Continuity of care provided in outpatient clinics and during hospitalizations.

Our program’s call system is structured to allow residents ample time for study, family, rest and recreation.

Weeknight Call

Our call schedule is based on a "night float" system whereby residents work the obstetrics night rotation.

The night call residents work from 6:30 p.m. to 8 a.m., Sunday through Thursday nights. The night call residents typically leave the hospital by 8:30 a.m., following morning "board" rounds. PGY-4 residents take call from home.

Weekend Call

The PGY-1, PGY-2 and PGY-3 resident assigned call on Friday evening work from 5 p.m. until Saturday at 8 a.m. The PGY-1, PGY-2 and PGY-3 resident assigned call on Saturday work from 8 a.m. Saturday until 8 a.m. Sunday. The PGY1, PGY2 and PGY3 residents assigned call on Sunday work from 8 a.m. Sunday until 6:30 p.m. PGY-4 residents take call from home.

Our core curriculum conferences are held weekly with Monday and Thursday 7 a.m. lectures and Thursday afternoon lectures from 3 to 5 p.m. In addition to direct teaching from Baylor Scott & White senior staff, we bring in several outside consultant speakers each year to benefit the department's continuing education program and to supplement the skills and talents of senior staff. Our curriculum is designed to prepare residents for CREOG and ABOG exams, as well as prepare them for their future practice.

We require our residents to maintain certification in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Neonatal Resuscitation. The residents are an integral part of our teaching program as they participate in the education of medical students as well as non-Ob/Gyn residents.

The Division of Gynecology has achieved both a national and an international reputation in pelvic relaxation surgery, utilizing numerous innovative procedures such as the lateral vaginal wall urethropexy and vaginal approach to apical vaginal pelvic relaxation, using uterosacral ligament suspensions of the vaginal cuff. This reputation has led to statewide, national and international referrals, resulting in a superb experience for the residents in surgical gynecology.

Scholarly activities are an integral part of our program. Our interns begin their research experience with a one-month research rotation. During that month, a project reflecting each intern's interest is developed under the tutelage of a research mentor.

Each resident completes one hypothesis-driven and one quality improvement research project for presentation at the Bunkley Resident Research Day; case studies are option.

Many residents submit their projects to national and regional academic societies. Our residents have an excellent track record for successful competition in these venues. Manuscripts from Resident Research Day projects also routinely are submitted for publication so that each resident has an opportunity to be published in peer reviewed journals.

These research projects were presented at our 2017 Bunkley Day Proceedings:

  • Preeclampsia and Angiogenic Imbalance – A Study of Biomarkers (Morgan Jenkins, MD)
  • Novel Peptide B7-33, A Single-Chain Derivative of the Relaxin Hormone, Protects Cytotrophoblasts from Anti-Angiogenic Milieu in Cellular Models of Preeclampsia (W. David Walker, MD)
  • Changes in Resident Obstetrical and Surgical Experience at Scott & White Medical Center from 2003 Through 2016 (Jill Simon, MD)
  • Marinobufagenin and Angiogenic Factors as Possible Pathogenetic Factors in the Development of Preeclampsia (Amanda Pratchett, MD)
  • Pravastatin Protects Cytotrophoblasts from a Hyperglycemia-induced Preeclampsia Phenotype (A. Chris Lewis, MD)
  • Pilot Study: In Vivo Inhibition of Ovarian Cancer Tumor Growth with Cinobufotalin (Anthony McDowell, JR, MD)
  • A Methylquercetin Derivative Demonstrates Inhibition of Metastasis in Vitro In Three Types of Ovarian Cancer Cells (James Huddleston, MD)
  • An Awareness Video: Training Healthcare Providers for the Flight Against Human Trafficking (Katy Wesley, MD)

Complicated obstetrics clinics, designed to manage all complicated OB patients screened from other clinics and referred from area physicians, are held twice each week in consultation with the maternal fetal medicine staff.

Subspecialty clinics, directed by senior staff in association with assigned resident staff, give the resident experience in specialized diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. These include:

  • Gynecologic oncology
  • Reproductive endocrinology
  • Urogynecology
  • Colposcopy
  • Pediatric & adolescent gynecology
  • Antepartum testing unit
    • Ultrasonography
    • Fetal heart rate monitoring
    • Amniocentesis
    • Genetic testing

Graduates Selected for Subspecialty Fellowships

  • Mark Crozier, MD, Gyn Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Robert Mannel, MD, Oncology at University of California - Irvine (Currently Chairman of OB/GYN at Univ. of Oklahoma)
  • Henry Galan, MD, Maternal-Fetal Medicine at University of Texas at Houston
  • Mark Reedy, MD, Oncology at University of Kentucky
  • Kim Coates, MD, Urogynecology at Duke University
  • Eddie Richards, MD, Oncology at University of Kentucky
  • Tristi Muir, MD, Urogynecology at Cleveland Clinic
  • Amy Harrell, MD, Urogynecology at Princess Anne Hospital, Southampton, UK
  • Chris Allemand, MD, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Mayo Clinic
  • Raymond Foster, MD, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at Duke University
  • Susan Hudson, MD, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Mayo Clinic
  • Jessica Ehrig, MD, Maternal-Fetal Medicine at University of Colorado
  • Chase Cawyer, MD, Maternal-Fetal Medicine at University of Alabama
  • Anthony McDowell, MD, Oncology at University of Kentucky
  • Train at one of U.S. News & World Report's top hospitals in Texas

    Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple is a 640-bed teaching and research hospital with a Level I trauma center.

How to Apply

We through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). We participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

Deadline for applications is November 15.

Visit ERAS to apply


Application Requirements

We invite applicants to interview after all materials, including USMLE I & II scores or COMLEX I & II, are received and reviewed. Applications must be supported by three letters of recommendation from faculty members who can evaluate the applicant's performance.


Interviews

Interviews are designated Fridays in October, November and/or December. Our interview panel consists of four faculty members and one resident, and we interview 12 candidates per interview date. An optional applicant dinner is scheduled the evening prior to the interview day. The dinner is informal and held at the home of one of our residents. Spouses and significant others are welcome. It is a wonderful opportunity to get to know our residents outside of work.

Sample Interview Schedule
7 a.m. Welcome and breakfast with program director
7:35 a.m. Interview with program director
7:55 p.m. Interview with associate program director
8:20 a.m. Interview with clerkship director
8:45 a.m. Break with residents
9:45 a.m. Interview with PGY-3 resident
10:10 a.m. Interview with chairman
10:35 a.m. Break with residents
11:20 a.m. Tour of facilities
12:30 p.m. Lunch with faculty and residents
1:30 p.m. Conclusion on interview day

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

Contact Us

Andrea Rankin
Phone: 254.724.7588
Andrea.Rankin@BSWHealth.org

Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency
Baylor Scott & White Health
2401 S. 31st. St.
MS-01-W256
Temple, TX 76508

Working at Baylor Scott & White Health

Compensation and Benefits

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.

Life in Temple

Temple uniquely offers a combination of access to big-city conveniences while maintaining a small-town atmosphere. Temple has also been ranked among the Top 20 Fastest Growing Cities in Texas and one of America's most affordable places of 2015.

Why Baylor Scott & White

As the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States, Baylor Scott & White Health includes 48 hospitals, more than 900 patient care sites, more than 6,000 active physicians and more than 40,000 employees.

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