The PGY-1 experience is primarily an OB hospitalist experience, committed to developing expertise in all aspects of inpatient obstetrics. The resident learns the management of normal and abnormal labor, inpatient antepartum and postpartum care, OB triage, management of obstetric emergencies, performance of spontaneous and operative deliveries, and performance of Cesarean sections.
The two-month PGY-1 ambulatory OB/GYN experience is focused primarily on outpatient prenatal care, well-woman care, contraception, gynecology referral evaluation and management, and outpatient procedures under the direct supervision of the clinic faculty attending staff. The primary site for this rotation is the on-campus UT OB/GYN clinic.
The PGY-1 resident serves as primary surgeon on a variety of major and minor cases with full time and select private faculty to gain surgical experience as is appropriate for her/his skill level. Minimally invasive and robotic techniques are introduced.
During this one-month rotation the resident develops the skill to confidently perform level II transabdominal ultrasound on obstetric patients, including biometry and biophysical profiles under the tutelage of subspecialty Maternal Fetal Medicine ultrasonographers.
The PGY-1 resident spends one month evaluating and treating general medical and surgical patients in the Emergency Department under the supervision of the ED attending staff.