Ob-Gyn Clerkship for Medical Students

Medical Student Application Process

Third Year
Third-year medical students from several schools rotate through the Houston Methodist OB-GYN residency program for their OB/GYN clerkships including students from the Texas A&M Health Science Center Medical School Houston Campus, the Texas A&M School of Engineering Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical School, University of Houston School of Medicine, and Sam Houston State University. These students have the opportunity to be part of a diverse and dynamic program as they rotate through St. Joseph Medical Center as a part of the Houston Methodist experience. Interested third-year medical students should contact their school clerkship coordinators for more information on the rotation.

Fourth Year Students
The program is proud to offer four courses for fourth year medical students including three acting internships and one rotational elective. Students are able to focus on their procedural skills, gain clinical experience in the field, and contribute to scholarship and research. These courses are available in the Texas A&M Course catalog and all eligible Texas A&M Students can apply for these courses during the course selection lottery for fourth year. Similarly, Weill Cornell students can apply though their course catalog. Our rotations are currently full for the 2023-2024 academic year but will be accepting applications for visiting students using the VSLO system starting Spring 2024.


OBGY-918AI: Obstetrics Acting Internship
Integrate into the L&D team at St. Joseph Medical Center (SJMC) by working two weeks of nights and two weeks of days. Be prepared to assist in deliveries, c-sections, and ultrasounds and to round on patients on our high-risk pregnancy service.


OBGY-917AI: Gynecologic Oncology Acting Internship

Spend four weeks at Houston Methodist on the GYN Oncology service learning about the work up and management gynecologic malignancies and perioperative care of patients with complex medical problems. Be prepared to spend most of your day working in the OR on your surgical skills.


OBGY-920AI: Urogynecology Acting Internship

Join the Urogyn team for four weeks at Houston Methodist learning to diagnose and manage pelvic floor disorders. You'll spend most of your day in the OR with some time for clinic. Be prepared to work on your surgical skills and pelvic examinations.


OBGY-919: Exploring Obstetrics and Gynecology

This course allows you to explore the field and explore our program more. You will rotate though L&D and the Women’s Outpatient Center at SJMC and Benign Gynecology and Gyn Oncology at HMH.

For any additional questions regarding Medical Student applications, requirements or general information, please contact Vanessa Yacouby, Academic Coordinator for the OB-GYN Clerkship Program at 713.441.4716 or via email at vyacouby@houstonmethodist.org

We strive for excellence in our educational program at Houston Methodist. Because time and hands-on experience is necessary for our students’ academic curriculum, the Houston Methodist OB-GYN residency program does not offer any form of observership or auditions.