Ob/Gyn Residency: Didactics and Curriculum

We offer a comprehensive educational curriculum that integrates evidence-based medicine, promotes critical thinking, and emphasizes the importance of effective communication and patient-centered care. 

Grand Rounds and Core Didactics Conferences

These weekly conferences take place on Wednesday mornings according to the following schedule:

7:00 a.m.    Department Grand Rounds
9:30 a.m.   Gynecology Conference
10:15 a.m.  Obstetrics Conference
11:00 a.m.  Core Curriculum Conference
11:45 a.m.  Class Level Meetings

During these sessions, residents’ clinical responsibilities are covered by our faculty and advanced practice providers.

Journal Clubs

As part of our Core Didactics Conferences, residents actively participate in department journal clubs. These sessions provide an opportunity to learn how to present and discuss articles while incorporating principles of evidence-based medicine.

Our journal clubs often include articles and discussions on health equity and disparities of care to foster a well-rounded understanding of current issues in the field.

Residents also have the option to join a Family Planning Journal Club, which is an elective gathering held outside of work hours.

Quizzes and Readings

We provide all residents with textbooks at the beginning of their residency, including the acclaimed Williams Obstetrics and Williams Gynecology.

Reading assignments are carefully selected from relevant chapters and corresponding ACOG practice guidelines. These assignments not only prepare residents for the annual CREOG in-training examination and the ABOG qualifying examination, but also serve as a foundation for their clinical rotations.

During each block, residents are required to take a quiz based on the assigned readings, and satisfactory performance on these quizzes is essential for promotion to the next level of training.

Simulation Center Curriculum

Our simulation curriculum goes beyond technical proficiency and focuses on fostering multidisciplinary teamwork and effective communication, which are crucial for patient safety.

UT Southwestern's Simulation Center offers specialized endo-suites where residents can develop and refine their surgical skills. Through hands-on experience and realistic simulations, residents gain confidence and competence in advanced surgical procedures.

Additional Program Curriculum

3D Systems Ultrasound Simulator 
Cesarean Delivery Training Curriculum  
Faculty-Led Forceps Simulation Training 
In-Situ Obstetrics Emergency Team Training 
IUD Placement 
Karl Storz C.A.R.E. Program: Hysteroscopy 
Laparoscopic Skills 
Manual Vacuum Aspiration 
Open I & II Knot-Tying/Suturing Skills 
Cadaver Labs 
Robotics: The da Vinci Surgical System 
Simulation Olympics