The Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program was founded Feb. 7, 1954. Since then, many successful obstetricians and gynecologists have matriculated through our program, practicing both locally and throughout the United States. C. Clarence Davis served as the first chair from 1954 to 1957.
Built upon a strong clinical foundation, the program is an exceptional academic program with breadth of expertise in research, education and clinical care. Most of our graduates transition into general private practice, while 25 percent obtain additional subspecialty fellowship training. Our residency curriculum is carefully designed, emphasizing evidenced-based practice, life-long learning and technical proficiency.
“Our program is small in size, yet mighty in experience.”
- Twenty-five percent of residents obtain additional subspecialty fellowship training. Most recently, graduates were accepted into programs at UT Southwestern (gynecologic oncology), Brown (gynecologic oncology), Duke (urogynecology) and University of Chicago (maternal-fetal medicine).
- Our obstetrical and gynecological procedural experience exceeds that of many other programs in the country.
- Our interns and second-year residents train using extensive obstetrical and gynecological surgery simulation.
- Our graduating chiefs’ numbers in 2016 were at the 80th percentile for vaginal hysterectomy, 60th percentile for laparoscopic hysterectomy and 75th percentile for incontinence and pelvic floor surgery.
- Our residents graduate with approximately 40 “primary surgeon” minimally invasive robotic surgeries. This is estimated to be at the 90th percentile nationally.
- As of 2016, our Department faculty have four NIH grants totaling more than $4 million.
- Four seasons, beautiful surroundings, Southeastern Conference, ideal university town, fine dining, nice people
Our program is fully accredited by the OB/GYN Residency Review Committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education with past commendation for program leadership and innovative educational approach. Our last site visit was March 2012, when we received the maximum possible cycle length.
Strong Faculty Support
During teaching rounds, in the operating room and on Labor and Delivery, residents, faculty and medical students interact and use clinical material as a springboard for learning. Timely and constructive feedback is given regularly, and frequent meetings with the program director keep lines of communication open. In addition, each resident receives mentorship and support for progress toward Board Certification and job procurement or fellowship placement.
Once a week, we dedicate a half-day to formal didactics including Grand Rounds, Journal Club, Morbidity & Mortality Conference, faculty and resident lectures, and resident meetings.
Our program is resident-focused, with a strong hierarchical structure and clearly defined objectives. Residents assume higher degrees of clinical and teaching responsibilities with each subsequent year in the program. We seek continuous improvement based on resident feedback, with much of the feedback and planning taking place first during our fall resident retreat, and then again during our annual Curriculum Review and Improvement meeting.
World-Class Academic Presence
Our research labs include more than 2,000 square feet of wet lab space and approximately 16 personnel, and our program has more than $4 million in NIH funding. Our Department has a strong academic presence, with many publications in journals including: Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Obstetrics & Gynecology, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Gynecological Oncology, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Human Reproduction, Simulation in Healthcare and Fertility and Sterility.