Obstetrics Emphasis

The obstetrics emphasis track enables a select group of family medicine residents with demonstrated commitment to and aptitude for obstetrics to care for additional obstetric patients, gain experience in high-risk case management, and make progress toward competency in operative OB procedures.

Opportunities Provided Through Track Participation:

  • Coverage on Labor and Delivery Unit on Fridays, when OB/GYN residents are absent
  • Additional night coverage on Labor and Delivery Unit during R2 year
  • Longitudinal clinic experience caring for obstetric patients at a local FQHC
  • Serve as continuity provider for high risk obstetric patients
  • Increased volume of obstetrics procedures
    • Vaginal Deliveries: 60-80+
    • Continuity Deliveries: 15+
    • C-Section Assist: 10+, highly dependent on resident interest
    • Primary C-Section: 5-10+, highly dependent on resident interest
  • Management of high risk/medically complex obstetric patients, including preeclampsia with and without severe features, preterm labor/PPROM, vaginal bleeding in pregnancy, TOLAC, GDM
  • Dedicated educational sessions on advanced obstetric topics and hands on practice of surgical skills in the simulation lab
  • Delivery of didactic lectures to fellow residents on obstetric topics
  • Access to additional obstetric or women’s health electives during residency (ultrasound, MFM, Title X/Family Planning Clinic, additional GYN clinic)
  • Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Certification and Teaching Opportunities