McGovern Medical School (UTHealth) Ob/Gyn Hospitalist Fellowship Training Program

The McGovern Medical School (UTHealth) Ob/Gyn Hospitalist Fellowship training program in Houston, Texas, is an evolving program that began in July of 2017 as the third Ob/Gyn Hospitalist Fellowship training program to have been implemented in the the United States.

As of July 2019, the Ob/Gyn Hospitalist Fellowship training program will among the first to offer a two (2) year educational experience. In addition, its participants will receive:

  • Society of Ob/Gyn Hospitalist (SOGH) enrollment/recognition
  • Patient safety and quality improvement training/certification
  • Clinical research opportunities

With the capacity to train and recruit 3-4 fellows per year our fellows will be exposed to an extraordinary number and variety of Ob/Gyn care encounters dealing with diverse patient populations at three (3) different teaching sites (Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Texas Medical Center, and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital) as well as other community hospitals within the Memorial Hermann healthcare network. Fellows will also participate in hospital administrative activities and develop skills that will ensure their mastery of a wide array of Ob/Gyn emergency situations.

The UTHealth Ob/Gyn Hospitalist Fellowship training program will also provide a one year program for physicians needing additional clinical work and experience while waiting for a job to become available or entering into a sub-specialty fellowship the following year. This will be an excellent opportunity for individuals to remain clinically active if they were unsuccessful with attempts at matching with a fellowship program this year. If a career as an Ob/Gyn Hospitalist becomes more appealing during this period of time, the training will simply be extended another year.

At the completion of their training, the fellows will be recognized regionally and nationally as potential leaders within their field with the ability to acquire jobs or managerial leadership positions at leading Ob/Gyn Hospitalist sites across the country. Fellows will also develop administrative skills to assist in assuming leadership roles within the Society of Ob/Gyn Hospitalists (SOGH) after completion of their training.