Core Rotation: OB

Contact:  Erin Lund

Location: Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital

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The residency program considers maternity care an essential part of family medicine and emphasizes a family-centered approach to pregnancy and childbirth. Residents participate in a nice variety of high and low-risk deliveries. Our residents deliver roughly 12000 babies per month at Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. In addition to deliveries done while on call, residents follow obstetrical patients in their continuity panel - doing prenatal care, labor management, and their patients’ deliveries. Residents also spend time in various outpatient settings providing prenatal care with community physicians. Residents primarily work with family physicians who do OB, but also learn from obstetricians and midwives. Finally, resident education is enhanced by program-sponsored training in the ALSO Course. Residents receive training in first trimester obstetrical ultrasound and limited second/third trimester ultrasound. Residents also get a variety of specialized experiences in outpatient obstetrics including gestational diabetes clinic and a clinic for women with substance use disorders in pregnancy. A maternal health educator works closely with the residents and their patients and doulas are available for patients in labor.
The residency also offers elective opportunities for advanced maternity care at other UCSF community sites affiliated with the residency. Residents interested in pursuing training in surgical obstetrics can gain experience with performing cesarean sections as senior residents, however an obstetrical fellowship will be required to achieve competence.