Resident Research Overview






Milestones Identify topic and present research proposal to department in May. IRB approval and data collection and analysis. Complete study and present results to department in May. Top abstracts forwarded toTAOG for presentation in Oct.

Submit manuscript.

Briefly, the resident will be expected to complete the required human subjects training early in their internship year, identify a meaningful topic for their scholarly project, and present their idea to the department at the end of their first year. Projects will be completed by May of the third year. Ob-Gyn research division faculty and staff are available to assist house staff in achieving these goals.

Research Topics

  • Library skills/accessing the literature
  • Introduction to study designs common in clinical research
  • Interpreting basic statistical tests
  • Qualitative research and focus groups
  • Critiquing and writing journal articles

Recent Publications by Residents

  • Radtke S, Umeh R, Chavez M, Curiel Z, Mendez K. Utilizing telemedicine for delivery of postoperative care following minimally‑invasive gynecologic surgery: A randomized controlled trial. Gynecol Minim Invasive Ther 2021; 10(3): 148-153. DOI: 10.4103/GMIT.GMIT_66_20
  • Radtke S, Florence E, Clavijo A, Do L, Lopez I. Complete Vision Loss after Laparoscopic Hysterectomy. Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 2021, Article ID 6643703,
  • Limtrakul N, Florence E, Sanchez S, Montoya TI, Maldonado PA. Perceptions of Mesh Use for Pelvic Floor Surgery in Latinas: Face Validity of a Spanish Questionnaire. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2021;27(3):163-169. doi:10.1097/SPV.0000000000001022
  • Do L, Pasha K, Sanchez S, Montoya TI, Maldonado PA. A Structured, Hybrid Cystoscopy Simulation Curriculum for Obstetrics/Gynecology Residents. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2021;27(10):637-641. doi:10.1097/SPV.0000000000001018


  • 15 Steps to Good Research
  • March of Dimes Perinatal Stats
  • Designing Clinical Research, Third Edition, by Stephen B. Hulley, M.D., M.P.H., and colleagues. Published in 2007 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • A Dictionary of Epidemiology, Fifth Edition, Edited by Miquel Porta. Published in 2008 by Oxford University Press.

Research Opportunities

Welcome to the Ob-Gyn Research Opportunities page. This page is to provide visitors with helpful information on research funding and opportunities. If assistance is needed regarding HIPAA training, IRB instructions, help with literature reviews, proposal writing, iRIS submission, or information on research opportunities and funding, please contact ObGyn Research at for more information.

Seed Grants

This program is specifically for the El Paso campus. Investigators planning to conduct pilot studies with the intention of obtaining subsequent external funding for their research are encouraged to apply.

More information on seed grants can be found here.

March of Dimes

The March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation defines a birth defect as any abnormality of structure or function, whether inherited, or acquired in utero and presenting in infancy and childhood. Deviations from reproductive health of women and men as an underlying basis of birth defects, i.e., preconceptual events, perinatal course and premature births, are appropriate subjects for research support. The ultimate aim of research supported by the MOD is prevention of birth defects. Grants are awarded to qualified institutions to support research on birth defects.