Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Women's Mental Health Fellowship

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*The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Department of Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine is currently accepting applications for one, one-year fellowship position in Women's Mental Health, which begins July 1, 2023*

The fellowship provides an opportunity to individuals seeking advanced training in women’s mental health with a focus on perinatal and community mental health. Why a Women’s Mental Health Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine? The Women’s Place, Center for Reproductive Psychiatry, is one of the few programs in the nation addressing reproductive mental health in an integrated manner within an academic obstetrics and gynecology department. The Women’s Place is situated within Texas Children’s Hospital’s Pavilion for Women, which stands in the heart of the renowned Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas. Fellows work with attending psychiatrists who are faculty at Baylor College of Medicine in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department.

Fellows will receive in-depth exposure and training in:

  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder 
  • Preconception Counseling and Family Planning 
  • Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders
  • Psychiatric Aspects of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
  • Fetal Center and Genetic Counseling
  • Trauma and Grief during the Perinatal Period
  • Psychiatric Aspects of Perimenopause
  • Psychiatric Aspects of Breast and Gynecological Cancers

Education program includes: 

  • Weekly Clinic Case Conference
  • Weekly Obstetrics & Gynecology Grand Rounds
  • Monthly Reproductive Mental Health Journal Club 
  • Opportunities for teaching residents and medical students

Clinical Sites:

The Women’s Place, Texas Medical Center: The primary clinical site, located within Baylor College of Medicine’s Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, The Women’s Place provides outpatient psychiatric treatment as well as consultative services to women on inpatient. We also provide telemedicine sessions from our clinic in order to reach women in rural and underserved areas.

The Women’s Place, The Woodlands: This satellite clinic for reproductive mental health is located within a Baylor Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility clinic and is staffed by a psychologist specializing in women’s reproductive mental health. Telemedicine is also performed out of this clinic.

The Women’s Place, Northwest Houston: This satellite clinic for reproductive mental health is located within a Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic and is staffed by a reproductive psychiatrist with telemedicine also being performed out of the clinic.

Rotations: A unique experience of selective rotations within the Obstetrics and Gynecology department that have significant psychological and psychiatric comorbidity i.e, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology Oncology, Fetal Center, NICU. Salary and benefits are based on the PGY house-staff stipend level determined by Baylor College of Medicine, Office of Graduate Medical Education. Qualified candidates must have a terminal degree (MD or DO), successfully completed a four-year ACGME-accredited program in Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Internal Medicine, or Family Medicine and be board eligible or board certified in their respective specialty. Candidates should be eligible to obtain a license in the state of Texas prior to the commencement of the fellowship.

To apply, please send a Personal Statement (one page maximum) describing your interests in perinatal and women’s mental health, achievements, and career goals, curriculum vitae and three (3) letters of recommendations, one specifically from the residency program director to Angela Fielder at fielder@bcm.edu.