Annually, more than 240 medical students from UT Southwestern Medical School receive their introduction to women’s health care on our gynecological and obstetrical services. Our department is involved in all four years of training, with particular emphasis in the third year, when students are required to spend six weeks on the OB/GYN service. During their fourth year, students are offered elective rotations that cover the gamut of obstetrical and gynecological subspecialties. Through our extern program, these clinical rotations also are open to students from other medical schools.
Our active involvement in medical student education may be responsible for the fact that eight percent of UT Southwestern Medical School graduates choose OB/GYN as a specialty compared with six percent nationally.