The new Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program at HCA Medical City Arlington is a community-based program designed to provide a patient-centric and evidence-based comprehensive training experience that prepares resident physicians to enter practice with skill and confidence. Our Obstetrics and Gynecology faculty are dedicated to combining the academic foundations of residency training with the “real world” experience of private practice to ensure every graduate is set up for career success. Whether you want to pursue private practice, academic medicine, or fellowship training, our residency program is here to guide you on that journey.
Over the course of our 4-year training program you will be exposed to all aspects of obstetrics and gynecology. The combination of nationally-renowned specialists and community physicians gives us the opportunity to tailor the residency experience to your career expectations. Residents work directly with highly experienced surgeons that allow us to provide an unparalleled experience in gynecologic surgery training. Obstetrical training will include rotations at the Fetal Surgery Center at Medical City Dallas, where you work with maternal-fetal-medicine specialists that are on the cutting edge of their field.
In addition to robust clinical training we are focused on the other skills necessary to succeed in the ever- evolving world of healthcare. Our resident learners will be exposed to areas like quality improvement, patient experience and population health in a manner that is relevant and applicable to their future practices.
Our program is mindful of the value that today’s learners place on a system that values and fosters their personal growth. We offer mentorship and guidance that will carry through all aspects of your training, supporting your development as a physician and as a person. We expect our graduates to be highly skilled, confident physicians that will serve as tomorrow’s leaders in women’s healthcare.
Timothy Kremer, MD, FACOG
With residency programs in emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, and general surgery, the academic environment at Medical City Arlington spans across the entire hospital. This organization-wide commitment to graduate medical education creates the culture of inquiry necessary for strong residency training. Graduate medical education at Medical City Arlington is committed to creating an atmosphere of inclusion and trust that values the well-being of every resident physician.
The obstetrics and gynecology residency program will immerse our resident physicians in all aspects of women’s health. The 4 year program is designed to expose the residents to high volume surgical training, evidence-based obstetrical management, and care continuity in the outpatient care environment. Clinical teaching is provided by energetic and experienced physicians. Excellence in clinical experiences and bedside teaching is complemented by a comprehensive academic curriculum. Grand rounds, traditional didactics, simulation sessions, and scholarly activity will all be part of an innovative educational curriculum.
With the University of North Texas as our academic partner under the HCA Medical City Healthcare UNT-TCU Graduate Medical Education Consortium, the program has access to a large infrastructure of educational resources. The consortium relationship allows us to offer educational opportunities typically only accessible at large academic centers. A highlight of our program is the close mentorship that residents will receive from our faculty. Our faculty are dedicated to providing an environment of support that allows you to reach your fullest potential.
Patient Care Experience
Medical City Arlington is a 432 bed Level II Trauma Center with over 100,000 annual ER visits and over 19,000 annual admission. The Women’s Tower has 23 L&D room, 3 OB ERs, and 34 postpartum rooms. There are more than 4000 deliveries annually. In addition to rotations on the obstetrics and gynecology services, OB-gyn residents will have rotations in emergency medicine, internal medicine, and critical care, reproductive endocrinology. Residents will work with both the GME faculty physicians, OB Hospitalists and private practice physicians during their clinical training.
Resident continuity clinics will be at Medical City Women’s Care. Medical City Women’s Care is part of a new medical office building which opened in January 2021. The office is located directly adjacent to the women’s tower. The office clinic has 7 exam rooms, 2 sonogram rooms, 3 physician offices, and 1 procedure room. The resident continuity clinics and faculty practice utilize the space, which is designed like a private practice office.
The subspecialty rotations in maternal-fetal-medicine, urogynecology, and gyn-oncology occur at Medical City Dallas. Medical City Dallas in an 899 bed hospital with more than 4000 deliveries and 4000 gynecologic surgeries annually. The MFM rotation will include time at the Fetal Care Center, with the opportunity to participate in fetal surgery cases. Residents with also have the opportunity to work with their genetic counselors. The subspecialty rotations allow for a 1:1 experience with the attending physicians.
The obstetrics and gynecology curriculum is anchored by our weekly academic sessions, which is protected time. Grand rounds, M/M conferences, fetal strip conference, traditional didactics, simulation sessions, and scholarly activity will all be components of the curriculum. Simulation sessions will be conducted on site and at the 37,000 square foot HCA Healthcare Center for Clinical Advancement in Frisco, Texas. An ongoing research curriculum will provide the necessary knowledge and tools to design and complete a scholarly project before the completion of residency training. In additional to the core content needed to pass board exams, the curriculum will introduce residents to topics that are needed to succeed in the ever-changing world of healthcare. Topics like patient safety, patient experience, quality improvement, business of medicine, and health disparities are incorporated into the curriculum in a manner that is relevant and applicable to your practice.
Salary and Stipend*
- PGY 1: $54, 267
- PGY 2: $55, 869
- PGY 3: $57, 637
- PGY 4: $59, 738
Residents also receive a stipend of $950 per year for on-call meals. Residents receive 20 days of paid time off which can be used for vacation, personal needs, sick time and holidays.
Residents in ACGME accredited programs have many of the same benefits as regular HCA employees. However, there are differences in the retirement plans and the leave policy for residents.
Medical City Arlington provides a comprehensive list of personal benefits.
Benefits include, but are not limited to, the following:
- 401k plan
- Basic health insurance
- Professional liability insurance
- Options for dependent health, dental and life insurance
- (2) personalized lab coats are provided at the beginning of each contract year
- Annual meal stipend
- Work phone and laptop at the beginning of your training
- UWorld Step 3 provided to all PGY1
- Up to 20 business days (Monday-Friday) of holiday, vacation, professional, sick, or other leave is provided as paid time off (PTO)
- Dedicated education and research center
- 8,500 square feet includes computer lab, house staff library, and stocked dining area
- On-site call room with stocked kitchen, separate male and female sleep rooms by program, private individual showers, 2 computer stations
- Day care and flexible spending account
- Complimentary parking
- ACLS, BLS and PALS renewal