The Gynecology and Obstetrics Interest Group (GOBIG) at Baylor College of Medicine exists to:
- Promote interest in the Ob-Gyn profession among medical students and to facilitate entry into the profession
- Foster connections between Ob-Gyn faculty/trainees and medical student
- Educate and serve the community in regard to women’s health
Programs and Events
Lecture Series – GOBIG hosts opportunities throughout the year to learn from expert speakers about a wide variety of topics including ultrasound anomalies, trauma in pregnancy, and much more!
Workshops are held each semester for students interested in learning suturing techniques, knot-tying, and other important clinical skills.
ACOG District XI Meeting – Held every year in late September or early October, this meeting is fun, educational, and provides great opportunities for networking. There are many events for medical students including hands-on skills workshops, a residency fair, and a panel session with program directors. GOBIG works to raise awareness for this event and coordinates the BCM student presence.
Wine and Gyn is a journal club event where BCM faculty volunteer both their time and homes to host a small group of students and residents for a discussion about scientific articles of their choosing.
Happy Hours – During the Fall semester, GOBIG hosts a Meet the Interns Happy Hour – a meet-and-greet event to welcome the new intern class to the BCM residency program and facilitate resident/student interaction. A Post-Match Happy Hour is held during the Spring semester to both celebrate the MS4 class and provide an opportunity for interested students to ask questions regarding the application process.
In the Fall, GOBIG members participate in many service opportunities including Dia de la Mujer – a community event providing free health maintenance screening for hundreds of underserved women in the community, and the Girl Scouts Women’s Health Badge – an event centered around empowering and educating high-school age women on topics such as healthy relationships, reproductive health, and positive body image.
During the Spring semester, GOBIG organizes involvement with Spin for Gyn – a spin-a-thon fundraiser for gynecologic cancer patients, Girls Elevated – an event sponsored by the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at Texas Children’s Hospital where GOBIG volunteers can help educate young women and their caregivers on emotional and physical development, mental health, and healthy relationships, and Community Health Day – a local event where GOBIG members provide education and resources for women in the community.
Year-round, GOBIG members volunteer at Angela House, a transitional facility for previously incarcerated women, leading discussions about topics in women’s health such as contraception, pregnancy, menopause, substance abuse, and STIs.
GOBIG Mentorship Program provides opportunities for students to learn more about the profession and get connected to others in the field by offering formal mentorship with other medical students, residents, and even faculty!
GOBIG Research Program aims to match interested students with exciting research opportunities within the BCM Ob-Gyn Department.