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Message from the Director

We are delighted you are interested in an exciting and rewarding career in obstetrics and gynecology. Our specialty offers a diverse of academic and clinical experience in gynecology, oncology, infertility, urogynecology, maternal medicine fetal medicine, pediatric gynecology and sonography.

Virginia Rauth, M.D., M.B.A.
Residency Program Director



Thank you for your interest in the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program. The University of Texas Medical Branch is a component of the University Texas System and is located on beautiful Galveston Island and 40 miles south of Houston, Texas. As one of the first departments in the School of Medicine at UTMB, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has provided over 100 years of specialty training, patient care and research.
The UTMB Ob/Gyn Department consists of 67 Clinical Faculty (35 UTMB, 22 Private and 10 MD Anderson Oncology based), 9 research faculty, 32 residents and 625 employees. Our Ob/Gyn Sub specialties include General Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Minimal Invasive Surgery, Pediatric Adolescent Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology Infertility and Female Pelvic Health and Reconstructive Surgery.

Our ACGME accredited residency accepts 8 residents per PGY level for four year residency training. The primary goal of UTMB's Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency is to offer a broad experience that will prepare graduates to function as independent practitioners or to enter academic fellowship programs. To achieve this, our faculty have established a balanced schedule offering organized teaching and learning activities to include clinical and surgical experience, and research opportunities.
Our clinical curriculum includes a diverse blend of campus experiences in Obstetrics, Gynecology, Oncology, Family Medicine, Breast Medicine and SICU. Community-based experiences in Gynecology include Southeast Texas Ob/Gyn in Beaumont along with an intense oncology experience at MD Anderson. Our Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility experience has two locations in Houston and Webster offering infertility and surgical training.
The Ob Gyn Residency educational curriculum incorporates CREOG educational objectives, Black Board didactic resources, and Tegrity recorded presentations for review by all residents on campus or off campus rotations. Residents are provided iPads with access to the major textbooks, research design and ACOG resources for their education. In-coming PGY-1 residents receive Intern Boot Camp training. Simulation trainings are offered in obstetrical procedures, obstetrical emergency management, and gynecology procedures including de Vinci simulator training in Robotic surgery. During PGY-2 year, residents receive protected time to conduct clinical research, basic science research and/or Quality Improvement projects.