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FAMILY MEDICINE OBSTETRICS FELLOWSHIP

Christ-centered obstetric training

Preparing doctors for obstetric care for the underserved anywhere in the world                                        

The Objective

• Training disciple-making family physicians to provide comprehensive obstetric care and manage complex obstetrical conditions in the context of distinctively Christian service
• Develop skills that can be used, or replicated, to care for underserved patients across the United States and the globe, including in a missions setting
• Manage, stabilize, and know when to consult on high risk prenatal conditions including, but not limited to, preterm labor, history of preterm birth, A1 and A2 gestational diabetes, chronic hypertension, preeclampsia, advanced maternal age, thyroid disorders, obesity, di-di twin gestation, amniotic fluid abnormalities, and abnormal fetal growth

Clinical Responsibilities

To include, but may not be limited to, the following: 
  
• Scheduled labor and delivery (L&D) coverage including possible call coverage
    • Intensive supervision during the first 4 months, with increasing independence over the final 8 months of fellowship
    • Supervised c-sections, including repeat c-sections
  
• Family medicine outpatient clinics
    • Caring for the poor and marginalized in an urban setting, including opportunities 
                for HIV care

  
• OB, gynecological and ultrasound outpatient clinic experience
    • Including colposcopy, cervical biopsies, endocervical curettage, LEEPs, endometrial biopsies
    • Including contraception management, contraception insertion, and contraception removal
    • Obstetrical ultrasound as above

 

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