The Women’s Mental Health Track at Baylor is a comprehensive curriculum in preparing future women’s mental health experts with a broad clinical experience. An additional highlight is longitudinal one-on-one mentorship with the track directors, as well as initial development as a reproductive psychiatry educator. An expectation will be presentation of a scholarly project in the PGY-4 year.
Specialized Training experiences in Women’s Mental Health
- Texas Children’s Hospital Pavilion for Women
- PGY3 community clinic rotation
- PGY4 outpatient and CL rotation
- MED VA Medical Center
- PGY1 Women’s Health Clinic rotation (primary care elective option)
- PGY3 Women’s Mental Health Integrated Clinic rotation
- Ben Taub Hospital
- OB-Addiction clinic rotation (Maternal Perinatal Addiction Treatment – MPAT)
- The Women’s Home
Track faculty mentorship
Scholarly Project in a Women’s Mental Health topic area
Applications for the WMH track are solicited in fall of each year. PGY1s interested in joining the track are invited to apply to the track and those selected enter the track at the start of the PGY2 year.
WMH track residents will meet with track mentors biannually throughout their training program. Mentorship for track residents is achieved through additional assignment of an Education Consultant who is trained in Women’s Mental Health. the Women’s Mental Health track director and faculty will serve as mentors and coaches for the Women’s Mental Health scholarly project.
Scholarly Work and Professional Development
Women’s Mental Health track residents are supported through coaching and mentorship to complete a scholarly project in the area of Women’s Mental Health. Residents can use research elective time to work on the project with a goal of completion and dissemination through presentation or publication. In addition, track residents are invited to develop educational skills through teaching peers in residency seminars on related topics, peers in other specialties through seminars, journal clubs and grand rounds and weekly conferences at Texas Children's.