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Department of Family and Community Medicine

Department of Family and Community Medicine

Family Medicine / Obstetrics Residency Program

This unique program provides residents with a strong foundation in family medicine and an advanced obstetrics experience over four years of training. There is one FM/OB PGY-1 position annually. FM/OB residents complete all of the goals and objectives of the UC Davis Family Medicine Residency and also develop proficiency at providing obstetrical services including:

  • ob ultrasound
  • prenatal genetic testing and counseling
  • vaginal deliveries, including operative vaginal delivery (vacuum and forceps)
  • episiotomy and perineal repair
  • vaginal breech delivery
  • multiples
  • cesarean deliveries
  • anesthetic/analgesic procedures
  • immediate newborn care including resuscitation and circumcision
  • dilation and curettage and MVA procedures
  • prenatal care and antepartum care for high risk patients

Graduates of the FM/OB program will be board eligible in family medicine and will receive an additional certificate of completion for the FM/OB program.

The FM/OB Program is coordinated jointly by the UC Davis Departments of Family and Community Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology. Both are fully accredited residency programs.  Sarah Marshall M.D. is the FM/OB program director and works closely with Kay Nelsen M.D. (Family Medicine Residency Program Director) and Veronique Tache M.D. (Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program Director).

Application Information

We are thrilled that you are interested in our combined family medicine/obstetrics residency program!  We are dedicated to attracting a diverse and dedicated group of individuals and look forward to receiving your application.

Applications for PGY-1 positions will be accepted through ERAS beginning September 2016.  The following items are required:

  • Application (Electronic Residency Application Service -( ERAS)
  • Curriculum vitae (Curriculum vitae by ERAS is acceptable).
  • Personal Statement
  • An additional 250 word statement of interest in the FM/OB program.   Please tell us why this type of training is important to you. Email your statement directly to rmshirley@ucdavis.edu 
  • At least three letters of recommendation (one should be from a U.S. family medicine physician and one should be from someone with whom you’ve had obstetrical experience)
  • Medical school transcripts
  • USMLE scores (Parts I and II, if available)
  • Letter from your medical school Dean of Student Affairs

All applications are screened by our combined FM/OB faculty and qualified candidates are offered a personal interview.   For full consideration applications must be received by October 15, 2016. 

Contact information

Sarah Marshall MD
Family Medicine / OB Program Director
Associate Family Medicine Residency Program Director
smarshall@ucdavis.edu

FM/OB PGY-1 Rotations

Rotation Location Duration FM Continuity Clinics/ week
Obstetrics UC Davis/Kaiser 20 weeks 2/block
Block Time UC Davis 4 weeks 2/block
Cardiology Consults Mather VA 2 weeks 3
Gynecology1 UC Davis 2 weeks 4
MICU UC Davis 4 weeks 2/block
Inpatient Medicine Mather VA 4 weeks 2/block
Family Med Wards UC Davis 4 weeks 1
Peds ED UC Davis 4 weeks 2
Peds Ward UC Davis 4 weeks 1
Vacation   4 weeks 0

FM/OB PGY-2 Rotations

Rotation Location Duration FM Continuity Clinics/ week
Obstetrics UC Davis/Kaiser 20 weeks 1
Back-Up Call UC Davis 2 weeks 9
Emergency Medicine UC Davis 4 weeks 2
Behavioral Medicine UC Davis 4 weeks 3
Gynecology 2 UC Davis 4 weeks 3
Inpatient Medicine Mather VA 4 weeks 2/block
Night Float UC Davis 2 weeks 1
Peds Urgent Care UC Davis 4 weeks 4
Newborn Nursery UC Davis 4 weeks 2
Vacation   4 weeks  

FM/OB PGY-3 Rotations

Rotation Location Duration FM Continuity Clinics/ week
Obstetrics UC Davis 16 weeks 1
Back-Up Call UC Davis 2 weeks 9
Elective UC Davis 4 weeks 3
Family Med Wards UC Davis 4 weeks 1
Maternal Infant Care UC Davis 4 weeks 1
Pop & Comm Medicine UC Davis 4 weeks 5
Night Float UC Davis 2 weeks 1
Orthopedics UC Davis 4 weeks 4
Specialty Clinics UC Davis 4 weeks 3
Sports Medicine UC Davis 4 weeks 4
Vacation   4 weeks 0

FM/OB PGY-4 Rotations

Rotation Location Duration FM Continuity Clinics/ week
Obstetrics UC Davis 20 weeks 1
Peds Outpatient UC Davis 4 weeks 2
Dermatology UC Davis 4 weeks 4
Elective UC Davis 8 weeks 3
Geriatrics UC Davis 4 weeks 3
Medical Specialties UC Davis 2 weeks 3
Up Front Urgent Care UC Davis 2 weeks 3
Underserved Comm UC Davis 4 weeks 3
Vacation   4 weeks  

Comprehensive FM/OB Curriculum

Required Curriculum Rotations Total Weeks
Obstetrics, Gynecology
and Care of the
Surgical Patient
UCD Kaiser rotations (76 weeks)
Maternal Infant Care (4 weeks)
Gynecology 1 (2 weeks)
Gynecology 2 (4 weeks)
  86
Adult Inpatient
Medicine
UCD FM Wards (8 weeks)
Inpatient Mediicine at MVA (8 weeks)
UCD MICU (4 weeks)
UCD FM Night FLoat (4 weeks)
  24
Emergency Medicine UCD EM rotation (4 weeks)
UCD EM Up Front Care rotation (2 weeks)
   6
Pediatric Medicine Peds Wards (4 weeks)
Peds ED (4 weeks)
Newborn Nursery (4 weeks)
Peds Urgent Care (4 weeks)
Peds Outpatient (4 weeks)
  20
Medical and Surgical
Subspecialty Care
Cardiology Consults (2 weeks)
Dermatology (4 weeks)
Geriatrics (4 weeks
Medical Subspecialties (2 weeks)
Orthopedics (4 weeks)
Sports Medicine (4 weeks)
  20
Outpatient Family
Medicine
Behavioral Medicine (4 weeks)
Population and Comm Medicine (4 weeks)
Specialty Clinics (4 weeks)
Underserved Comm Medicine (4 weeks)
Back up Call (4 weeks)
  20
Electives 12 weeks   12
Core Family Medicine
Education
PGY-1 Blocktime (4 weeks)
Longitudinal blocktime (1/2 day per week
PGY-2, PGY-3 and PGY-4)
   4
Vacation     16