A Message From Our Chair

Dear Residency Candidate:

Dr. Tony OgburnWelcome to The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Hospital (DHR). We are dedicated to providing you with a world-class residency education in a setting that is friendly, warm and supportive. Our residency program is dedicated to training excellent physicians who will go on to achieve success and become leaders in a variety of careers within general obstetrics and gynecology and its subspecialties. Let me share with you some of the unique aspects of UTRGV, DHR and our residency program.

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and Doctors Hospital at Renaissance are ideally situated in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, an area rich with culture and recreational activities for adults and children of all ages. This setting allows us to attract top-notch faculty dedicated to the mission of teaching residents and medical students evidence-based, patient-centered care. We strongly believe that teaching the “doctors of tomorrow” is a special calling that must be approached with caring and dedication.

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.

The core rotations will provide extensive experience in all aspects of our specialty at DHR from obstetrics to gynecology malignancy, and everything in-between. At the DHR Women’s Health Center, residents participate in the full scope of ambulatory Ob/Gyn services augmented by regular sessions on the patient-doctor relationship, clinical examination skills and evidence-based medicine. The inpatient services at DHR provide a wealth of opportunity in all aspects of obstetrics and surgical gynecology. At the hospital, training in simulation, a monthly interactive Morbidity & Mortality conference, and communication skills workshops enhance curricular learning.

Strong research opportunities supplement our residents’ educational experience. All trainees are encouraged to pursue scholarly activity, and faculty members involved in research are eager for resident participation. Residents are supported to publish and present their research projects. There are also numerous opportunities to become involved in research projects at UTRGV.

Finally, as a program, we feel strongly connected to the community we serve. Our goal is to have residents reach out in many ways to serve beyond the walls of the hospital. As the program grows residents will participate in a number of community activities including presenting at health fairs, providing care at community based clinics and joining faculty in community presentations on women’s health.

Thank you for taking the time to look at the UTRGV Obstetrics and Gynecology-DHR Residency Program. We are a new program in a region of Texas that provides learners numerous, unique opportunities to become an outstanding Ob/Gyn physician. Our program trains residents to provide 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 consider us as the way to foster your love, passion and excitement for obstetrics and gynecology.


Tony Ogburn, M.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology