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OB/GYN Curriculum

Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas Obstetric and Gynecology residents rotate among these services:


  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecology
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI)
  • Primary Care
  • Urogynecology




Baylor University Medical Center 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 University Medical Center. In 2006, the hospital completed a renovation of the labor and delivery area and the postpartum unit recently underwent a multimillion dollar renovation.


The resident gains experience in:


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


OBGYN Residency Training

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




Ranked as one of the nation’s best 50 hospitals in U.S. News and World Report for 12 years, the gynecological service includes more than 30 private practice gynecologists on the medical staff at Baylor. Last year, surgeons performed more than 2,100 minor gynecologic procedures at Baylor. 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 has been added to the curriculum with a number of cases offered.


All gynecological services in the outpatient clinic are staffed by faculty from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and are available for teaching rounds and consultations. The attending staff on call also supervises all clinic surgeries.


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 performed at Baylor University Medical Center 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 one of the OB/GYN generalists’ office within Baylor Health Care System. Residents also rotate for one month on the Internal Medicine service and one month in the Emergency Department.




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.



OBGYN Residency Sim Lab















Post-Graduate Year-1 (PGY-1)

  • Breast/Sonography
  • Internal Medicine
  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecology
  • Ambulatory Gynecology
  • Emergency Medicine


Post-Graduate Year-2 (PGY-2)

  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecology
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Urogynecology


Post-Graduate Year-3 ( PGY-3)

  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Urogynecology
  • Gynecology
  • Obstetrics
  • Research


Post-Graduate Year-4 (PGY-4)

  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Gynecology Chief
  • Obstetrics Chief
  • Urogynecology
  • Elective


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