Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Rotations for Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency


Residents spend the majority of their time in the Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest medical center. The two main teaching sites are Ben Taub Hospital, and the Pavilion For Women. Both are high volume, high patient acuity sites. After four years of training, our residents leave confident they are well-prepared to deal with almost every type of obstetrical and gynecological case that they may encounter.

Exposure to these diverse facilities and their physicians allow our residents to learn cutting edge techniques in all aspects of medicine related to women’s health.

During the four-year training program, residents rotate through our affiliated hospitals and the various public and private clinics associated with these institutions.


PGY-1 Rotation Schedule


The first year is focused on obtaining basic clinical and surgical skills (open and laparoscopic), and consists of monthly rotations in the following areas:

Gynecology clinic and Gynecology OR, Labor & Delivery/Night Float, High Risk Ob Clinic, and Ultrasound

JanuaryBen Taub Labor & Delivery
FebruaryGynecology OR
MarchGynecology Clinic
AprilLabor & Delivery Nights
MayBen Taub Labor & Delivery
JuneObstetrics High Risk
JulyGynecology OR 
AugustGynecology Clinic
SeptemberLabor & Delivery Nights
OctoberPavilion for Women Labor and Delivery Days
DecemberBen Taub Labor & Delivery Nights



PGY-2 Rotation Schedule


In the second year our residents assume a more active role in teaching our medical students and PGY1s, and add to their developing clinical skills, while getting an exposure to breadth of subspecialties our field offers. The second-year curriculum consists of monthly rotations in the following areas:

Pediatric Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology, Reproductive Endocrinology, Cervical Dysplasia, Gynecologic Surgery, Labor & Delivery/Night Float

JanuaryLabor and Delivery
FebruaryBen Taub Labor and Delivery Nights
MarchBen Taub MFM
AprilPavilion for Women Cesarean Section
MayPavilion for Women Labor & Delivery Days
JuneGynecology, OR
JulyPediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
AugustPavillion for Women Labor & Delivery Nights
SeptemberBen Taub Days
OctoberReproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI)
DecemberSurgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU)

PGY-3 Rotation Schedule


In the third year our residents begin to supervise junior residents, take a larger role in the teaching of our medical students, have the opportunity to participate in Global Health, and work to refine their gynecologic surgical skills. The third-year residents' curriculum consists of monthly rotations in the following areas:

Gynecology clinic and Gynecology OR, Family Planning, Ambulatory Gynecology Procedures, Inpatient Maternal Fetal Medicine, Labor & Delivery/Night Float, Oncology, and an Elective month

FebruaryPavilion for Women Labor & Delivery Days
MarchOB High Risk
AprilPavilion for Women Labor & Delivery Nights
MayAmbulatory Gynecology
JuneGynecology OR 
JulyGynecology Clinic
AugustTexas Women’s Hospital Gynecology
SeptemberMaternal Fetal Medicine
OctoberBen Taub Labor & Delivery Nights
DecemberBen Taub Labor & Delivery Days

PGY-4 Rotation Schedule


In the fourth year our residents function as leaders and consultants for their teams of junior residents and medical students. The fourth-year residents' curriculum is primarily composed of surgical rotations in the following areas:

Gynecology clinic and Gynecology OR, Private and VA Gynecology Surgery, Urogynecology, Oncology, Labor & Delivery/Night Float

JanuaryFemale Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
FebruaryVeteran Affairs Gynecology
MarchBen Taub Labor & Delivery Days
AprilBaylor St. Luke's Days
MayBaylor St. Luke's Oncology
JunePavilion for Women Labor & Delivery Days
JulyTexas Women’s Hospital Gynecology
AugustBen Taub Labor & Delivery Nights
SeptemberPavilion for Women Gynecology
OctoberOB High Risk
NovemberGynecology OR
DecemberGynecology Clinic

Call Assignments


We have a night float system for both main teaching hospitals, requiring our residents to only take night call on the weekends. In the PGY-4 year our residents participate in gynecology back up call for a few months of the year.


TMC Affiliates


Our affiliate hospitals include many that ranked among the best in the United States.