Obstetrics & Gynecology at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance

  • Dr. Ogburn with patient
  • Dr. with patient
  • Dr. with patient


Welcome to the Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency Program

Dear Residency Candidate:

Welcome to The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Hospital (DHR). Our residency program is dedicated to training outstanding, well-rounded, socially conscious physicians who will serve as leaders within general obstetrics and gynecology and its sub-specialties, as well as their communities. Let me share with you some of the unique aspects of UTRGV-DHR and our residency program.

Our residency program began the 2015-2016 academic year as part of a long-standing vision of many community and academic leaders throughout Texas and the Rio Grande Valley of a major university center equipped to address the healthcare and educational needs of the area’s 1.3 million residents and beyond. The program is affiliated with the UTRGV School of Medicine, which started its first class in 2016. The opportunities to innovate and inspire in these new programs, as well as the rich family-friendly cultural and recreational activities of the area, have allowed us to attract top-notch mission-driven faculty.

We provide all residents with individualized training and mentoring so that they can pursue their highest aspirations as physicians, whether in general obstetrics and gynecology or through additional training in fellowship programs. Our core rotations provide a robust experience in obstetrics, gynecology, and office-based practice, as well as substantial and early exposure to all sub-specialties. Additionally, our third-year rotation at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio provides valuable exposure to providing care within a comprehensive cancer center. The high-volume inpatient services at DHR provide a wealth of opportunity in all aspects of obstetrics and surgical gynecology. Specifically, DHR provides services in over 70 specialties and subspecialties by more than 650 physicians and boasts the only exclusive Women’s Hospital in South Texas, with more than 8,000 deliveries annually, as well as a level III-c NICU. Our residents fully participate in the care of not only their own and faculty practice patients, but also of a large number of Volunteer Clinical Faculty community physicians, allowing our trainees to experience the most valuable aspects of both academic and community-centered training programs. Strong research opportunities supplement our residents’ educational experience. All trainees are expected to pursue scholarly activities, and faculty members involved in research are eager for resident participation. Residents are supported to publish and present their research and quality improvement projects. We are proud that several of our residents have had their work accepted for presentation at national meetings, including: the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the Society of Family Planning (SFP), the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS), and the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG).

As the program has grown, residents have participated in an increasing variety of community activities including: presenting at health fairs, providing care at community-based clinics, joining faculty in media opportunities, participating in pipeline programs, and providing service through the “Unimovil”, UTRGV’s mobile health clinic.  We’re excited to have started the second separately matched training track among OB/Gyn residency programs, our Border & Underserved Obstetrics & Gynecology Leadership Development (BOLD) Track.  Lastly, we’ve developed a flexible PGY-4 year that allows chief residents three months to pursue specific areas of clinical and scholarly interest, such as: critical care, advanced endocrinology (including gender clinic and obesity management), breast health, advanced imaging, and medical education.

Thank you for taking the time to look at the UTRGV Obstetrics and Gynecology-DHR Residency Program. We are an innovative new program in a medically underserved region of Texas that provides learners unique opportunities to become outstanding leaders in the field of obstetrics and gynecology. Our program trains residents to provide the type of care they would want their families to have: compassionate, comprehensive, high quality, and cutting edge. We feel that we offer a superb training experience and hope that you will contact us with any questions about our program.

Sincerely,

Jennifer Salcedo, MD, MPH, MPP, FACOG
Associate Professor and Residency Program Director
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine