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Obstetrics & Gynecology

Program Type: Military Medical Center

Location: San Antonio, Texas

Accredited: Yes, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

Program Length: 4 years

Required Pre-Requisite Training: Medical School Graduation, if prior completed internship, must start again as PGY-1

Categorical Year in Specialty Required:  Yes

Total Approved Complement: 24

Approved per Year (if applicable):  6

Dedicated research year offered: No

Medical Student Rotation availability: 3rd and 4th Year

Additional degree concurrent with training (e.g. MPH): No

Program Phone Number:  210-916-6463


Program Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Program Description

The SAUSHEC Gynecologic Surgery and Obstetrics Residency Program provides outstanding opportunities for our 24 residents.

We are committed to training competent and compassionate, mission ready Gynecologic Surgeons and Obstetricians through increasing level of autonomy. We require and encourage a loving and supportive environment that pushes residents to their full potential. Our graduates leave here ready to practice independently and with confidence whether stationed at a remote military treatment facility or large training medical center or deployed in support of military operations.

At Brooke Army Medical Center, our primary site, we deliver approximately 200 babies a month. All Air Force basic trainees and all Tri-Service medics are trained in San Antonio, we educate and care for many female service members entering their military careers. With our large retiree population, there are ample surgical procedures available for residents without competing fellows. We have faculty representation from all the subspecialties to include Gynecology Oncology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, UroGynecology, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, and Maternal Fetal Medicine.

Residents also rotate at: University Hospital in San Antonio where they get to experience a more diverse population; Fort Cavazos, experiencing a large community military hospital with dense troop populations; several local civilian physicians and the Veterans Administration to increase exposure to the civilian side of Obstetrics and Gynecology; opportunity to spend two weeks in New Mexico participating in full scope reproductive health care and also the Air Force Transgender Health Medical Evaluation Unit.

Additional unique features of our program include: participation in the Level 1 Trauma Center mission, specifically obstetric traumas, which have included resuscitative hysterotomies in gunshot victims, motor vehicle accidents involving pregnancies, and medical care surrounding domestic violence; education and provision of long-acting reversible contraception and menstrual suppression, if desired, to thousands of young female service members at the onset of their military careers; multiple supportive training partners, many of whom are prior military physicians. When BAMC operating room capability was severely diminished the during COVID-19 pandemic, these partners opened their arms and doors to our residents to assure our trainees had appropriate volume to continue their training.

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Scholarly and Professional Development Opportunities

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Applicant Information, Rotation and Interview Opportunities

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Contact Us

Gynecologic Surgery and Obstetrics Program

Location: Brooke Army Medical Center, Department of Women's Health

Hours of Operation:

7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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