Our postgraduate FP Fellowship program is intended for Family Practice residency graduates who seek further training in Obstetrics and Women’s Health.
For many years, Family Practice residents have rotated through our department, fulfilling OB electives during their Family Practice residency. These and other F.P. physicians urged us to offer a postgraduate fellowship for F.P. physicians. Our program for OB Fellows was created more than 25 years ago and has been very successful. Family Practice graduates who plan to teach or practice Obstetrics will be especially interested in our program.
We offer a comprehensive 12-month experience in a major High Risk Obstetrics referral center with approximately 3000 deliveries annually. Family Practice physicians have major active participation in the labor and delivery suite, antepartum, postpartum, and outpatient clinical areas. Direct training and supervision of F.P.'s in our OB/GYN department is provided by four full-time staff Perinatologists and a large, experienced OB/GYN Generalist faculty. This excellent program features a high volume, tertiary care, high-risk referral and maternal transport service in an active, acute care, county-operated hospital.
Fellows of the program have opportunity as both the primary surgeon and as surgical first assistants in cesarean section. F.P. Fellows regularly participate in high risk OB clinic and there are opportunities to enhance Obstetrical ultrasound skills both on Labor and Delivery and in our Maternal-Fetal Medicine ultrasound center. F.P. Fellows can also participate in our OB Diabetes Clinic to learn management of diabetes in pregnancy. F.P. Fellows have their own continuity clinic to keep up their family medicine skills.
Additional opportunities for Family Planning, General Gynecology and Menopause services are available.
Duration and Start Date
Traineeships are for 12 months
Recruiting for positions starting in the summer of 2023 (applications accepted starting July 1, 2022-August 31,2022)
The current (2022-2023) salary is $89,683
Health insurance, dental and vision
3 weeks paid vacation
Apply online using the link found at SCVMC.ORG
Applicants will be contacted by the program to set up an interview
Admission decision communicated after interview
Note: If accepted into the program a California Medical License is necessary. Each obstetric fellow is responsible for applying for the license and paying licensure fees. Licensure fees will not be reimbursed.
Visa sponsorship is not available.
8-10 weeks of Night Float
Cover Labor and Delivery, Antepartum, and Postpartum Emergency Room as a member of OB-GYN in-house team (attending, chief resident, OB-GYN resident(s), visiting Family Practice residents, and medical students)
One weekday off per week (Monday through Friday)
Weekends and holidays off if not assigned in-house coverage
Curriculum and Rotations
Primary assignment to inpatient Obstetrics: Antepartum/Postpartum, Labor and Delivery
Graduated level of responsibility from low-risk to high-risk Obstetrics under supervision of OB-GYN chief residents, attending OB-GYN staff and Perinatologists
Half-day continuity clinic every 2 weeks in Dept of Ob/Gyn
Half-day "High-Risk" OB clinic every 2 weeks
Optional rotations: obstetric ultrasound, colposcopy/dysplasia, low-risk prenatal clinic, gynecology clinic, pregnancy termination, adult urgent care clinic, pediatric urgent care clinic
Other Trainees in the Department
Active teaching department with OB-GYN residency. Four residents per year for a total of sixteen OB-GYN residents.
Two graduated Family Medicine trainees
Four 2nd year Family Medicine residents regularly rotate on our service throughout the year. The R2 FMs are from three different accredited Family Medicine programs in Northern California. There are core rotations (not electives) for the R2 FMs--four, eight, and 10-week rotations, constant for each of the 3 FM programs.
Four Stanford medical students on their core clerkship rotate throughout the year (six-week rotations)
Interns from the SCVMC transitional internship and Internal Medicine program rotate on the OB-GYN service
Teaching is a responsibility of all physicians on our service and FM graduates are active teachers on our obstetric service
How to apply
In anticipation you may prep by collecting the following required items:
Personal Statement/Narrative: Brief autobiographical sketch including career aims
Deans letter/MSPE (unofficial copies accepted)
Medical school transcript (unofficial copies accepted)
Results of USMLE, COMLEX or other licensing exams completed (unofficial copies accepted)