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Department of Family and Community Medicine

Department of Family and Community Medicine

Family medicine enhanced obstetrics training program

We are delighted to offer this special training experience to a unique group of applicants.

To apply:

- submit an ERAS application and select FM/OB track for UC Davis

- submit a 250 word statement of interest to barbara.burton@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Overview

A combined training opportunity in family medicine and obstetrics was started at UC Davis in June of 1997. The goal of the program is to provide a unique training experience to residents who are interested in becoming family physicians and have additional training in operative obstetrics.  A recent article published by our faculty in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine describes our Enhanced Obstetrics Track. Read the article here.

Objectives

The objective of the program is to provide residents with similar obstetrical training received by OB/GYN residents without the operative gynecology. Graduates of the four-year program will be board eligible in family medicine and will be able to obtain hospital credentialling for obstetrical surgery..

Program oversight

The combined program is a four-year experience coordinated jointly by the Departments of Family and Community Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology at UC Davis. Both are fully accredited residency programs. The combined program has been endorsed by the institutional graduate medical education committee. Dr. Thomas Balsbaugh of Family & Community Medicine and Dr. Clara Paik of Obstetrics & Gynecology are the Residency Program Directors. Dr. Sarah Marshall is the FM/ OB Residency Track Director.

Curriculum

Conceptually, the curriculum of the combined program is best described as enhanced training in surgical obstetrics for family physicians. Before development of this program, it was common for graduates of family practice programs who had an interest in developing operative obstetrical skills to apply for a one - year "rural" or "maternal - child" fellowship. The combined program at UC Davis integrates operative obstetrics as part of the residents training over the entire four-year period, while completing family practice requirements within the first three years.

PGY1

Rotation Location Duration FP Clinics per week
Obstetrics UC Davis 16 weeks 1
Block Time UC Davis 4 weeks 0
Cardiology UC Davis 4 weeks 2
Gynecology UC Davis 4 weeks 5
Medicine Mather VA 4 weeks 2/block
MICU UC Davis 4 weeks 2/block
Newborn UC Davis 4 weeks 1
Peds ER/AC UC Davis 4 weeks 2
Peds Ward UC Davis 4 weeks 2
Vacation   4 weeks 0

PGY2

Rotation Location Duration FP Clinics per week
Obstetrics UC Davis 16 weeks 1
Block Time UC Davis 4 weeks 0
Cardiology UC Davis 4 weeks 2
Gynecology UC Davis 4 weeks 5
Medicine Mather VA 4 weeks 2/block
MICU UC Davis 4 weeks 2/block
Newborn UC Davis 4 weeks 1
Peds ER/AC UC Davis 4 weeks 2
Peds Ward UC Davis 4 weeks 2
Vacation   4 weeks 0

PGY3

Rotation Location Duration FP Clinics per week
Obstetrics UC Davis 16 weeks 1
Adv Gynecology UC Davis 4 weeks 2
Elective UC Davis 2 weeks 3
Family Med Ward UC Davis 4 weeks 1
FP Clinics UC Davis 2 weeks varies
Medicine Mather VA 4 weeks 2/mo
Night Float UC Davis 2 weeks ½
Orthopedics UC Davis 4 weeks 6
Sports Medicine 2 UC Davis 2 weeks 4
Surgery-OP UC Davis 4 weeks 2
Underserved Comm UC Davis 4 weeks 2
Vacation   4 weeks 0

PGY4

Rotation Location Duration FP Clinics per week
Obstetrics UC Davis 20 weeks 1
Breast Clinic UC Davis 2 weeks 2
Dermatology UC Davis 4 weeks 4
Elective UC Davis 4 weeks 3
ENT/Ophtho UC Davis 2 weeks 3
Geriatrics UC Davis 2 weeks 3
Maternal/Infant Care UC Davis 4 weeks 2
NICU UC Davis 4 weeks 1
Pop and Comm Med UC Davis 2 weeks 2
Specialty Clinics UC Davis 4 weeks 3
Vacation   4 weeks 0

Total Rotations

 

Total Rotation Weeks Over Four Years 
Block Time 4 wks Geriatrics 2 wks Pop & Comm Med 2 wks
Breast Clinic 2 wks Gynecology 8 wks Orthopedics 4 wks
Cardiology 4 wks Medicine (Mat VA) 12 wks Peds Clinic 4 wks
Dermatology 4 wks MIC 4 wks Peds Ward 4 wks
Electives/Selectives 8 wks MICU 4 wks Spec Clinic 4 wks
Emergency Medicine 8 wks Newborn Nursery 4 wks Sports Med 4 wks
ENT/ Ophthalmology 2 wks NICU 4 wks Surgery 8 wks
Family Med Wards 8 wks Night Float 4 wks Underserved Comm 4 wks
FP Clinics 6 wks Obstetrics  68 wks Urology 2 wks