Prospective Residents: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply to the Residency Program?
You can read about the application process on 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 receive 2 lab coats per year.
Are there any special requirements for international medical graduates?
ACGME eligibility requires applicants must hold a valid certificate from ECFMG prior to appointment or hold a full unrestricted Texas license.
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.
The Department provides all Obstetrics & Gynecology residents withReimbursement of institutional license
Professional Membership Dues: We pay membership dues for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. With this membership, residents receive journals, access to the ACOG website resources, and sit for the annual CREOG
On-call Meals: Residents receive an annual meal card that can be used for on-campus eateries.
UTMB Alumni Field House: Residents can enjoy the UTMB Alumni Field House for a 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.