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Residency Information

Residency Program
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
1400 S. Coulter Street
Amarillo, Texas  79106
Phone:  806-414-9006
Fax:  806-354-5516

Teresa Baker

Teresa E. Baker, M.D.

Program Director

Catherine Wheatley

Catherine Wheatley, M.D.

AssociateProgram Director

Carrie Gassett

Carrie Gassett, M.S.

Program Coordinator

For general program information, please view our profile on FREIDA, the AMA Residency and Fellowship Database. 


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Mission Statement

The mission of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is to improve the health of people by providing educational opportunities for students and health care professionals, advancing knowledge through scholarship and research, and providing patient care and service.



Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center will be recognized nationally as a top-ranked health sciences university.



Integrity, approach our work with competence, character, and perseverance

Trust, providing respect, empowerment, open communications and loyalty within the work environment

Personal responsibility, to care for all stakeholders and honor commitments as representatives of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Collaboration , working as a team to share resources, risk, responsibility, and recognition

Stewardship , delegating responsibilities and being accountable as individuals and to the community



Northwest Texas Healthcare System is committed to and supports graduate medical education. This hospital is a tertiary care facility which provides care for patients in the upper 27 counties of the Texas Panhandle, the Oklahoma Panhandle, western Oklahoma, eastern New Mexico, and southern Kansas. Northwest Texas Hospital serves as a high risk referral center for this vast region and provides helicopter transport and a state of the art neonatal intensive care service. The affiliation agreement between Texas Tech University and Northwest Texas Healthcare System provides a partnership in the development of high standards in medical care through education, service, and research. Northwest Texas Health Care System also serves as a sponsoring member of our Women's Health Research Institute. Graduate medical education funding and faculty support are provide through Northwest Texas.

Baptist St. Anthony's Healthcare System is a private non-profit institution that supports our private gynecologic surgery experience and gynecologic oncology service. Our family medicine program uses this hospital as its primary teaching facility, and our department serves that department in a consultant capacity.

Harrington Cancer Center offers care and assistance to our OB/GYN program. 



What makes your program special?

TTUHSC-Amarillo OB/GYN has a unique, tight-knit group of residents and faculty. Our program is fully accredited and approved for 12 residents, or 3 per year. Due to its small size, our residency experience is highly personalized. Faculty encourages and supports each resident to pursue his/her special interests and career goals, in addition to the fundamentals of OB/GYN. TTUHSC-Amarillo OB/GYN is fully accredited by the ACGME.

Amarillo also has a very diverse patient population with unique and varied pathology. As the Texas Panhandle area is largely rural, our medical center is a hub for 5 surrounding states – Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Colorado.


What is the educational experience like?

Year 1 – 3 months clinic, 3 months labor and delivery, 3 months night float, 2 months gynecologic surgery, 1 month Family Medicine, 1 month Sonography

Year 2 – 2 months clinic, 3 months labor and delivery, 3 months night float, 4 months gynecologic surgery, 1 month sub-specialty (reproductive endocrinology and infertility, uro-gynecology), 1 month breast surgery

Year 3 – 2 months clinic, 1-2 months labor and delivery, 1-2 months night float, 4 months gynecologic surgery, 2 months maternal fetal medicine, 2 month gynecologic oncology

Year 4 – 1-2 months clinic, 1-2 month labor and delivery, 1-2 months night float, 2-3 months gynecologic surgery, 2 months maternal fetal medicine, 2 month gynecologic oncology, 1 month sub-specialty (optional)

Residents participate in daily (Monday – Thursday) didactics sessions for 30 minutes each morning. This time includes discussion of practice bulletins or articles, resident presentations, and health and wellness activities.

Our program also prioritizes preparation for the Oral Board Exam. Residents participate in Mock Oral Board Exams and keep Oral Board style case logs throughout the year.

Protected time is strictly enforced for the weekly educational conference, which occurs each Friday morning. This includes morbidity and mortality report and 3-4 hours of core didactic curriculum. Faculty lectures, guest speakers, journal club, and hands-on simulation make up the majority of Friday morning activities.


What do residents typically do after completion at your program?

Many of our previous residents have gone on to join private practice groups. Our current residents have diverse interests and are in the process of pursuing careers in general private practice, academics, and fellowship.


What benefits do you offer?

To view details on employment benefits, visit the salaries and benefits page.


How does your program handle call?

Faculty is present 24 hours per day for hospital service and resident supervision. All residents serve on a night float rotation for approximately 2 months per academic year. The night float team is relieved on weekends by residents serving 12 or 24 hour shifts (interns are restricted from 24-hour shifts due to duty hour regulations). The night float system guarantees compliance with the ACGME –mandated 80 hour work week.

Call responsibilities include coverage of labor and delivery, emergency room calls, and coverage of all hospitalized patients (including sub-specialty patients).


How many of your current residents are International Medical Graduates?

We currently have one resident who completed medical school outside the United States.


What type of visas do you sponsor?

We sponsor J-1 visas only.



  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Applicants must be U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents, or eligible for a J-1 visa
  • U.S. clinical experience preferred, but not required
  • ECFMG certificate preferred at time of application
  • No USMLE/COMLEX score cut-off; however, Step 1 passing score required at time of application
  • Step 2 CK score preferred, but not required, at time of application


  • Bring required documents:
    • Medical school diploma, if applicable (original or certified copy)
    • ECFMG certificate, if applicable (original or certified copy)
    • Clinical Clerkship Affidavit (IMG applicants only – will send upon invite)
  • Driver’s License (to copy)
  • Social Security Card (to view only)