Training Program

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio offers a fully accredited four-year training program in Obstetrics and Gynecology that fulfills the requirements of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology for specialty certification. This program is conducted primarily at University Health System facilities – University Hospital and University Health Center Downtown/Robert B. Green Campus, with additional gynecology rotations at South Texas Veterans Health Care Systems – VA Medical Center. Our faculty includes members certified in the subspecialties of Gynecologic Oncology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Clinical Genetics, Urogynecology, and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, as well as General Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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The UT Health San Antonio is part of the University of Texas System, and offers more than 50 health-related degree specialties and several pre- and post-baccalaureate certificate programs. The interdisciplinary aspect of research and patient care is regarded as one of the University’s greatest strengths.

The University Hospital System provides the primary teaching facilities. The University Hospital is a fully accredited, 1000 bed hospital and it is one of the top 100 U.S. hospitals listed in U.S. News and World Report. The University Health Center – Robert B. Green Campus, the outpatient clinic facility, is located eight miles from the hospital. Patients are cared for directly by resident under faculty supervision.

Contact

For questions about the residency program, contact Academic Program Coordinator, Jackie Barrera

Jackie Barrera
UT Health San Antonio
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
7703 Floyd Curl Drive, MSC 7836
San Antonio, TX 78229-3900

Phone: 210-567-4953

Fax: 210-567-3485

Email: barrerajd@uthscsa.edu

The residency program in Obstetrics and Gynecology at UT Health San Antonio consists of:

Year 1:
OB-2 month block x 2
GYN – 1 month block x 2
Night Float – 1 month block x 2
REI/Genetics – 1 month block x 2
Complex Gyn – 1 month block x 2

Year 2:
OB-2 month block x 2
GYN – 2 month block x 2
Night Float – 1 month block x 2
Gyn Onc – 2 month block
Primary/Preventive Care – 1 month block
Gyn Selective* – 1 month block

Year 3:
OB-2 month block x 2
GYN – 2 month block
Night Float – 1 month block x 2
Gyn Selective* – 1 month block
Urogynecology – 2 month block
Outpatient GYN – 1 month block

Year 4:
OB-2 month block x 2
GYN – 2 month block
Night Float – 1 month block x 2
REI/Genetics – 1 month block x 2
Gyn Onc – 2 month block

*Selective: Residents have the option to spend one month at our Harlingen Medical Center for Gyn surgical experience as a PGY-2 and one month as a PGY-3. Residents who prefer not to avail themselves of this opportunity will be assigned to a Gyn rotation at University Hospital in San Antonio. Under certain circumstances – e.g., residents who are contemplating a subspecialty fellowship that requires one month of externship at a different institution – prior approval for a selective rotation at another institution may be obtained from the Program Director and Chairman.

The program is fully accredited and approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education for 24 house officers in Obstetrics and Gynecology – six at each training level. Our educational objectives are based on the Council for Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) educational objectives, and are updated annually with the goal of continuous improvement of the residency program.

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Weekly didactic sessions are offered to residents and faculty coverage is provided to permit attendance. This includes lectures, interactive sessions, journal clubs, simulations, and resident-led learning sessions.
Conference are held regularly to enhance learning and patient care:

 

  • Antepartum conference
  • Maternal Mortality and Morbidity conference
  • Gynecology conference
  • Gynecology Morbidity and Mortality conference
  • Quality improvement/patient safety conference
  • Root cause analysis
  • Tumor board
  • Perinatal conference (monthly)
  • Multidisciplinary morbidly adherent placenta conference
  • Benign Gynecology Pathology conference

In addition to the institutional wellness curriculum, our program offers a resident-led wellness program. Sessions are integrated throughout the didactic curriculum, and include a variety of activities, such as yoga, mindfulness, painting, exercise and games. Residents attend an off-site resident annually while faculty cover the patient care.

All residents are required to complete a research project, which can include a quality improvement project. Numerous basic sciences, clinical, educational, and multidisciplinary faculty and resources are available to fulfill resident research endeavors. Residents present project proposals in the junior years and completed projects at the conclusions of the PGY 3-year during the annual Seitchik Resident Research Day.
Residents and faculty are encouraged and supported to become involved in a variety of local regional and national efforts to enhance women’s health. This may include committee, legislative advocacy, research, education or other endeavors.