Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency

Houston Methodist’s Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) residency offers an outstanding educational opportunity due to our dedicated and knowledgeable team of specialists in the field. We offer the latest in research, medical innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques, and an unparalleled commitment to patient care. We aim to maintain a standard of excellence that promises only the best care for our patients and, therefore, only the best education for our medical students and residents. 

Program Overview
Our OB-GYN residency program combines the strengths of a university program with the diversity of a community program. We have strong ties with three different medical schools, including Weill Cornell Medical College, Texas A&M University the University of Houston College of Medicine with an emphasis in academics and research. Residents rotate through two general hospitals and are exposed to an expansive clinical experience.

Gynecologic surgical instruction is a very important part of the training of the Obstetrician-Gynecologist. We take pride in having some of the finest gynecological surgeons on faculty, along with our surgical training laboratory, simulators and technical equipment, which enable cutting-edge education. Danielle Antosh, MD, is co-director of the Houston Methodist Pelvic Floor Reconstructive Program, which is a collaboration between gynecology, urogynecology, colorectal surgery, plastic surgery and urology in caring for women with complex gynecological surgical conditions. The da Vinci systems allow the programs PGY4 residents the opportunity to be certified in Robotic Surgery upon graduation.

Program Highlights
The OB-GYN residency also includes unique offerings that include faculty mentoring, retreats, specialized rotations, funding for research presentations and access to Houston Methodist’s Institute for Technology, Innovation & Education (MITIE) facilities. Below are some highlights of our unique OB-GYN residency program:
  • Mentorship Program: Each resident is assigned a faculty member as a mentor to assist in adapting to the pressures of residency and to offer a safe and relaxed setting for career discussion and advice. 
  • Resident Retreat: Twice a year, residents engage in a resident-only all-day retreat for the purpose of team building, communication and building morale. This is a completely resident-directed event. 
  • Chief Resident Continuity Rotation: Residents need to progressively become more autonomous, eventually working toward evaluating and managing their own patients. To help the adjustment to independent practice, each chief resident has a two-month rotation where they evaluate gynecologic patients in the outpatient setting and make decisions for therapy. 
  • Funding for Resident Research Presentations: Residents who have their research accepted to regional or national conferences are presenting their research via virtual meetings. In the past, residents have presented to national conferences such as the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Association of Professors in Gynecology and Obstetrics, the American Associaton of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, American Urogynecologic Society, and the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology.  
  • MITIE Skills Laboratory: The Houston Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation & Education (MITIE) houses a comprehensive training facility for teaching both open and laparoscopic surgical skills, flexible endoscopy, and critical care procedures, such as airway management, central line placement and invasive cardiac monitoring. Residents  are given  access, so that each can work at their own pace and on their own schedule. 
  • Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS): Each resident will complete the FLS certification prior to graduation as required by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Trainers are located at both Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center for resident use. FLS training is held monthly at Houston Methodist. 
  • Robotics: Robotics lectures are held once a month at Houston Methodist. 


For Additional Information

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For more about eligibility and the application process online or contact:

Deanna Congdon
OB-GYN Residency Coordinator
Houston Methodist Hospital OB-GYN Residency Program
1401 St. Joseph Pkwy.
Susan K. Strake Building, 2nd Floor
2 SKS
Houston, TX 77002
Email: dcongdon@houstonmethodist.org
Tel. 713.756.8374
Fax: 713.657.7191