OB in the garden
Dr. Hassan Harirah Jerome Yaklic, MD
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology


UTMB’s School of Medicine boasts the ninth largest medical enrollment in the country and graduates approximately 230 physicians per year. Obstetrics & Gynecology is one of the original departments of the Medical Branch, providing over 100 years of specialty training. The department’s 4-year residency program offers training in obstetrics and gynecology via didactic teaching, simulation, and surgical training, clinical experience, and research opportunities. Our graduates pass the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology examinations and successfully match into subspecialty fellowship programs at a high rate. UTMB’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship program provides additional clinical training in high-risk obstetrics and clinical and basic science research, with the option of earning a PhD.

Our medical doctors and scientists extend their learning on a continual basis through participation in national and international professional organizations, collaboration with colleagues, and research. The department also holds grants to support 2 formal training programs for faculty, the Women’s Reproductive Health Research (WRHR) and Building Interdisciplinary Research in Women’s Health (BIRCH) programs.

HECThe Brand New, State-oF-the-Art Medical Education Center includes: 

  • 77 Bed Simulated Hospital
  • 5 Floors of Cutting-Edge Simulation Facilities
  • The 5th floor is equipped with 2 simulated operating rooms, 10 ICU rooms, multiple control and monitoring rooms and 2 debriefing rooms
  • The 4th floor hosts our standardized patient program and has 16 patient exam rooms, 3 training rooms, 3 debriefing rooms and a monitoring & control room
  • The 3rd floor has 16 individual patient rooms covering adult, child, infant and maternity simulations. This floor also has a large flexible space that can be set up as a PACU or an OB suite, as well as 2 large debriefing rooms, 2 small debriefing and 1 monitoring & control room
  • The 2nd floor has 3 large skills labs offering a total of 30 physical examination spaces, a virtual skills lab, 3 debriefing rooms and 1 monitoring & control room
  • The HEC hosts numerous task training pieces of equipment as well as over 60 low, mid and high-fidelity manikins for creating real-life simulations
  • The control rooms on each floor allow seamless operation of manikins while remotely being able to view and record simulations through integrated software