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Prospective Residents: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply to the Residency Program?
You can read about the application process at the Application page.

How many residents are accepted per year?
UTMB accepts 8 first-year obstetrics & gynecology residents each year through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).

How much are UTMB residents paid in their first year of residency?
Current monthly and annual salary rates for residents are available at the UTMB Graduate Medical Education Web site.

What insurance is provided and what is offered to residents?
Residents receive the same health insurance coverage as any UTMB employee (See the UTMB Benefits Web site), plus an additional subsidy from the Housestaff Office for out-of-pocket expenses not included in the premiums (for example, family member’s coverage).

Do residents receive vacation time?
Residents get 3 weeks of vacation per year (including 5 days at Christmas or New Year's).
In addition, residents are allowed six days for job interviews not counted towards vacation time.

How much sick leave do residents receive?
Starting with the first day of employment, residents accrue 8 hours of sick leave per month of employment.

Is there a fee for parking?
Residents receive a discounted monthly parking fee.

Are lab coats provided for the residents?
Yes. Residents only receive 1 lab coat per year.

Are there any special requirements for international medical graduates?
Yes. International applicants should have by June 15th of the applicable year, a completed ECFMG certificate and a CSA certificate where appropriate and must have graduated from medical school within 3 years of application for residency UNLESS enrolled in an ACGME accredited training program or in the US military.

What visas are provided through UTMB?
The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology accepts J-1 visas.  More information and required forms are available at the UTMB International Affairs Web site.

Resident Benefits

The Department provides all Obstetrics & Gynecology residents with:

  • Reimbursement of institutional license
  • Prolog textbook - OB
  • $900 - PGY 2 - generally used for reimbursement of USMLE Step 3
  • $1500 - PGY 3 - generally used for reimbursement of ABOG Written Board exam
  • Professional Membership Dues: We pay membership dues for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist. With this membership residents receive journals, access to the ACOG website resources, and sit for the annual CREOG examination.

    On-call Meal Tickets: $6.00 per in-house call

    UTMB Alumni Field House: Residents can enjoy the UTMB Alumni Field House for reduced fee.

    Travel: If a resident has a poster/abstract accepted at a national conference, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology will sponsor one presentation per resident. Additional conferences may be attended as scheduling permits at the expense of resident/faculty mentor/organization sponsorship.