Program Information

About the Methodist Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program

Fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), The Obstetrics and Gynecology residency program at Methodist Health System boasts unique characteristics that make it an ideal place to train.

Our residents’ CREOG in-service training exams were above the National mean for 2017-2018 and we have maintained a 100% Board Pass Rate for the past 5 years!

Patient Interaction

Our patients are our greatest asset. Methodist Dallas Medical Center's location just south of downtown Dallas offers our residents the opportunity to provide care to underserved, indigent patients who present with a wide variety of clinical issues. Additionally, the residents gain experience serving members of the community with higher levels of education and socioeconomic status, providing them with the opportunity to learn the nuances of patient counseling and informed consent and formulating care plans with patients' input.

Methodist Dallas Medical Center is one of Texas' leading teaching and referral hospitals. Methodist Dallas Medical Center serves as the primary teaching site for the Methodist Obstetrics and Gynecology residency programFaculty & Resident Environment

Our residents and faculty practice in a professional and collegial environment that is unparalleled. Our program functions similar to a large private practice--with the faculty serving as senior associates and the residents serving as junior associates. By doing so, this offers our residents a seamless transition into private practice. In addition to our core faculty members, many private physicians serve as voluntary faculty, taking call and offering their surgical procedures for resident teaching purposes in the operating room. To improve the learning and

experience, we meet regularly as a group to discuss issues affecting the residents—including quarterly dinner meetings involving residents and our Program Director throughout the academic year. With the current focus on preventing physician burnout and practice transformation, our program has also initiated a “Wellness Wednesday”, giving our residents the opportunity to take the time to focus on their health and well-being.

Training

  • Our program offers a broad base of experience in general and complicated obstetrics, operative gynecology, ambulatory care, and subspecialty services. Our faculty is committed to teaching and promoting excellence in patient care. Our night float system and half day per week of protected conference time afford our residents the opportunity to read and participate in a structured didactic experience and scholarly environment.

Facilities

  • The excellent facilities at Methodist Health System demonstrate the institution’s commitment to the welfare of our community. This allows our residency program the availability of high quality patient care, from the da Vinci surgical system robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgeries to interventional radiology to imaging services 24 hours a day.

**Facilities for the Methodist Ob/Gyn Residency Program include:

Methodist Dallas Medical Center

Methodist Dallas Medical Center serves as the primary teaching site for the program. It is a full service hospital that provides care to this community’s diverse population, including approx. 10% charity or non-funded patients. It maintains a level III neonatal intensive care unit which serves as a referral center for the most fragile infants from more than 30 hospitals in north and east Texas. In 2014, more than 3,340 babies were delivered at Methodist Dallas Medical Center.

The Methodist Dallas Medical Center labor and delivery unit has two operating rooms and 14 LOR rooms. The unit also houses a 5-bed observation/evaluation/triage unit for obstetrics. Adjacent to the labor and delivery unit is an 8-bed antepartum unit. These are all tied together on one large central electronic monitoring network. The neonatal intensive care unit is next to the antepartum unit and a neonatologist is on-site 24 hours a day. There is always an obstetrics/gynecology attending physician in the hospital, 24 hours a day, to provide supervision and assistance to the residents.

The Methodist Dallas Golden Cross Academic Clinic, across from Methodist Dallas Medical Center on Colorado Boulevard in the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas, offers a medical home for members of the community in need of affordable health care for internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, and general surgical services.Methodist Dallas Medical Center is participating in the National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality (NICHQ) Best Fed Beginnings, a first-of-its kind national effort to significantly improve breastfeeding rates. The NICHQ program is in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help hospitals encourage breastfeeding among new mothers. In February 2015, Methodist Dallas Medical Center was the first hospital in Dallas to achieve Baby-Friendly designation, in recognition for successfully implementing the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.

Golden Cross Academic Clinic

The Golden Cross Academic Clinic functions similarly to a multidisciplinary group practice, offering services for patients of the Internal Medicine, General Surgery, and Obstetrics and Gynecology residency programs. Patients are seen in the referral-based Gynecology/Gynecologic Oncology Clinic, the High Risk Obstetrics Clinic, the Ultrasound Clinic, and the residents' own continuity clinics. Each clinic is a half day per week, and each resident has continuity obstetric and gynecologic patients assigned to his/her continuity clinic. In addition, the resident participates in the Life Shines Bright Pregnancy Program and Centering Pregnancy. An attending physician is present in all of the clinics for consultations and assistance.

Other OBGYN Residency Resources

Besides providing obstetric and gynecologic care to their continuity patients at Methodist Dallas Medical Center (MDMC) and the Golden Cross Academic Clinic, the residents also interface with the private patients of our voluntary faculty at MDMC, both in the operating room and in the ambulatory care setting. Additionally, our residents rotate through Parkland Hospital for their Gynecologic Oncology rotation for 2 months during their second year of residency. As an upper level resident, they rotate at Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas for the FPMRS rotation. Other off-site rotations include REI rotations with a private group in North Dallas and GYN rotations with a private physician at Methodist Charlton Medical Center.