OB & Women’s Health Training
We have one of the highest-volume Family Medicine and OB training experiences in the country. Our staff includes 17 Family Medicine faculty members who supervise and staff our deliveries to serve as role models for the delivering Family Medicine resident. Furthermore, two of the FM Faculty have completed external Family Medicine OB fellowship programs.
Our facility averages 250 deliveries per month in our hospital with our residents delivering 99 percent of the patients. The current cumulative (three-year) resident delivery numbers average 110-210 deliveries. Our residents are the primary delivery physician on almost all forceps and vacuum deliveries.
Our residents train as the primary surgeon on 35-100 C-sections over three years leading to competency and privileges after training.
Floor supervision, vaginal deliveries, and C-sections only involving our Family Medicine residents in consultation with our Family Medicine faculty, the in-house OB laborists or the community OB attendings
Option for Board Certification in Family Medicine Obstetrics (FMOB):
- Our three year residency program is recognized as allowing graduates to apply for FMOB Certification through their Fellowship Track
- Residents who complete at least 100 vaginal deliveries and 50 C-sections are eligible for certification in Family Medicine Obstetrics through the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS)
- Applicants for the FMOB Certification must maintain a primary board certification in Family Medicine through the ABPS, ABFM (an ABMS member board), or the AOBFP (an AOA member board)
We offer an excellent gynecologic operative experience with:
- Advanced training and community support
- High-volume continuity OB care of your own patients
- Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) training at the beginning of residency
- Close working relationship with area obstetricians and delivering family medicine physicians
- Women's health rotation emphasizing colposcopy and LEEP training
- High-risk OB management opportunities
- Crisis pregnancy clinic rotations for broadened OB care in crisis
- Numerous continuity OB patients for the residents
- High-level 3-D ultrasound scanning