UT Southwestern Medical Center has the largest residency training program in the nation, with 80 approved positions in Dallas and another 20 positions in Austin. More than one out of every 50 Ob/Gyn residents in the country trains here. About a third of our residents pursue fellowships after graduation.
With more than 275,000 ambulatory visits and 12,000 deliveries annually, Parkland Health & Hospital System is the primary teaching venue for the UT Southwestern program. Here, residents focus on developing skills in intrapartum management, high-risk obstetrics, ultrasound, and prenatal care. Residents also gain experience in the treatment of a broad spectrum of disorders in gynecology, gynecologic oncology, reproductive endocrinology, and urogynecology. Specialized curricula focus on pelvic anatomy, dysplasia, and laser treatment. Residents are introduced to advanced surgical procedures and hone their surgical skills in specialized endosuites at UT Southwestern's Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery.
Residents also have clinical services at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, Medical City Dallas Hospital and St. Paul University Hospital during training. Residents are also involved in the care of faculty patients at Zale Lipshy University Hospital.
In 2009, UT Southwestern entered into a partnership with the Seton Family of Hospitals in Austin. As a result of this association, our Department has become responsible for the graduate medical education program in Austin, which is currently comprised of 20 Ob/Gyn residents, overseen by 20 UT Southwestern on-site faculty members.