Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
DR. EDWARD YEOMANS, DEPARTMENT CHAIR, PROFESSOR OF CLINICAL OB/GYN, RESIDENCY PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Welcome to the web site of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock. I am pleased that you are taking the time to visit us. We want you to become acquainted with our faculty, residents and staff as well as our clinical, educational and research activities. Our faculty and staff are focused on excellence in obstetrics and gynecology. Their enthusiasm and dedication to teaching, patient care and academics is our greatest asset.
We have a Medical Pavilion on our campus where our residents provide outpatient care to women of all ages under faculty supervision. At our Center for Perinatal Medicine we have a diagnostic center for ultrasounds, genetics and fetal testing services that serves a large portion of West Texas. In addition to the gynecology continuity of care clinic, we have a number of other subspecialty clinics including diabetes, high risk obstetrics, reproductive endocrinology & infertility, and colposcopy.
The department also provides ample opportunities for research for students and residents. Each resident is assigned a research mentor in the first year and is expected to present a finished project in the third or fourth year at our annual resident research day. The faculty is actively engaged in a variety of research endeavors across all areas of the specialty. Sam Prien, Ph.D. is the department’s director of research. Dr. Prien’s laboratory is located within the department and serves as a unique resource for both basic science and clinical research.
Residency training is the foundation of your subsequent career in obstetrics and gynecology, so choosing a program that can prepare you to become a competent and compassionate specialist is obviously an important step. Our program at TTUHSC offers an exceptional balance of both obstetrics and gynecology along with appropriate exposure to the various subspecialties. At our monthly journal club meetings residents learn how to critically appraise the medical literature and gain valuable experience with oral presentations. We continue to expand our faculty with three new recruits in 2009 and, from the Chairman to the newest faculty member, are deeply committed to providing high-quality patient care, medical student education and residency training. We hope our web site will stimulate you to learn more about who we are and what we do here at Texas Tech. We extend to you an invitation to visit us in person and learn more.