For the past thirty years, Dr. Bhatia has served as a clinical professor in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Texas Health Science Center. Her journey to achieving this distinction is a long and nuanced one.
Dr. Bhatia’s time in San Antonio began as a second year resident at the University of Texas Health Science Center. Upon completing the program, she became one of the first female graduates of the residency program. The connections she formed with her fellow residents and the chair of the department led her to choose San Antonio as the destination for her practice.
After beginning practice, the university came calling again. The chairman cited Dr. Bhatia’s familiarity with the program in asking her to serve as a clinical professor. Since that time, OBGYN residents have trained under the tutelage of Dr. Bhatia for a total of six to eight weeks in the third year of their residencies.
As a clinical professor, Dr. Bhatia strives to stay current in her teaching techniques. Many residents cite the clinical experience gained under her supervision as some of the most rewarding time during their residency. Additionally, Dr. Bhatia maintains a private practice – a unique structure in today’s medical landscape – and many residents greatly value the opportunity to observe the mechanics of a private practice. Her dedication to teaching has motivated many residents to pursue their aspirations in practicing OBGYN.
Dr. Bhatia greatly values her role as an educator of future medical professionals. She tries to incorporate their education into each and every patient experience. This integration is yet another unparalleled aspect of Dr. Bhatia’s practice. And her dedication to this role proves that her dedication to the craft of medicine is a comprehensive one.
UT Health Science Center San Antonio OBGYN: www.uthscsa.edu/obgyn/faculty.asp