The mission of the Houston Methodist Hospital Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology is to provide the clinical training and didactic education necessary to produce highly competent ob/gyn physicians. To provide the best clinical training experience, our residents rotate through several institutions.
HOUSTON METHODIST HOSPITAL SYSTEM
Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital
Houston Methodist Hospital is a 904-bed tertiary referral center, serving southeast Texas and western Louisiana. It is the largest hospital in the Texas Medical Center®, the single largest medical center in the world. There are 775 inpatient beds, 129 ICU beds, and 73 operating rooms. In May 2004, Methodist entered into a 30-year affiliation agreement with Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Along with this agreement has come a strong commitment from Houston Methodist Hospital Board of Directors to establish Methodist as a leader in academic medicine.
Houston Methodist Hospital Board of Directors has committed in excess of 500 million dollars to support the development of clinical care as well as clinical, translational, and basic science research. Houston Methodist Hospital serves as the primary teaching hospital of the residency program. While rotating at Methodist, residents will have a broad exposure to many complex disease processes including numerous vaginal and laparoscopic procedures. Pregnant patients with incredibly rare complications are encountered, cared for under the expertise of our skilled maternal fetal medicine physicians. Gynecologic oncology is strength; Methodist is the co-sponsor of a gynecologic oncology fellowship program together with UTMB Galveston. A program in REIF is being developed, headed by Drs. Timothy Hickman and Laurie McKenzie.
Houston Methodist consists of several outlying hospitals of which Houston Methodist Ob/Gyn residents also rotate to Methodist-Sugar Land Hospital and Methodist Willowbrook Hospital which offer excellent clinical experiences in laparoscopic surgery and urogynecology. The residents do not take night call at Houston Methodist.
Residents currently spend approximately 14 months at Houston Methodist Hospital or its outlying system hospitals, with plans of increasing to 19 months in 2010.
ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER-HOUSTON
Located in Downtown Houston, and the oldest general hospital in the city, St Joseph is one of the busiest private obstetrics hospitals in the region. Residents rotate on the obstetrical and gynecological services at both the junior and senior resident levels. Residents care for a diverse patient population, and carry their own patient service as well as caring for private patients under the supervision of private faculty physicians. Maternal Fetal Medicine physicians from the University of Texas Medical School in Houston are on site each weekday, and are available 24/7. The hospital has a level III neonatal intensive care unit, a volume of nearly 6,000 deliveries per year, and 24-hour in-house anesthesia.
In total, residents spend approximately 30 months of their training at St Joseph Medical Center.
TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER
The Texas Medical Center was established in 1945 through the generous philanthropy of businessman Monroe Dunaway Anderson. Anderson believed that a medical center that consisted of many different hospitals, academic and research institutions, and support organizations should be established in Houston.
Today, there are 45 institutions in the Texas Medical Center dedicated to the highest standards of patient care, research, and education. These institutions include 13 renowned hospitals, two specialty institutions, two medical schools, four nursing schools, and schools of dentistry, public health, pharmacy, and virtually all health-related careers.