OB & Women's Health
Obstetrics and Women's Health Track
Obstetrics and Women’s Health are vital components of Family Medicine,
which are sometimes neglected in the present scope of many family medicine
practices and training programs. The OB and Women’s Health track
was instituted in the Family Medicine Residency Program at Pomona Valley
Hospital Medical Center to provide interested residents with greater exposure,
training, and mentoring in this area.
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center provides excellent opportunity for
training and growth in the area of OB and Women’s Health. We have
the 3rd highest volume of deliveries in the state of California, with
over 6,000 deliveries per year. The residency is unopposed so that our
residents are the only residents on Labor and Delivery. Our Family Health
Center clinic has a successful, growing obstetrical practice. Several
of our own graduates are currently practicing obstetrics in our community.
Key Components of the Track
OB ultrasound/GYN procedure clinics - includes procedures such as colposcopy, cryotherapy of cervix, endometrial
biopsy, and IUD insertion.
Mentoring in OB Practice Management by Family Medicine Faculty practicing OB both in the residency program
and in the community
- CME conferences in OB and Women’s Health
Elective time in OB, High Risk OB, and GYN with OB/GYN and perinatology faculty
Academic Faculty Development - mentoring and training on curriculum development and teaching skills,
both didactic and clinical
Additional OB and GYN procedure opportunities for vaginal and vacuum deliveries, and assisting in GYN
and cesarean surgeries
Training in OB Risk Management- including chart reviews, clinic OB protocols, morbidity and mortality
reviews, malpractice coverage for FP practicing OB, and networking with
OB/GYN in the community
Who is involved?
The OB track residents are selected based on their interest and good academic
standing and requires a one-year commitment in the second or third year
of the residency. Selection occurs during the end of the first year of
PVHMC's OB and Women's Health program was recently featured in
the National Public Radio. Please click
here to view the article.