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Training and Curriculum

The goal of this fellowship is to train and prepare general obstetrician and gynecologists for a career in inpatient hospitalist Obstetrics and Gynecology and leadership. Their clinical and educational curriculum will cover a breadth of content including safety, quality improvement, patient care and value-based care.

General Learning Objectives:

  • Become proficient in the following areas:
    • Clinical management of OB and GYN emergencies.
    • Procedural skills for complicated OB and GYN cases including, but not limited to, complex obstetrics deliveries, lacerations, cesarean hysterectomies, operative vaginal deliveries and emergency gynecologic surgery.
    • Healthcare systems including development of effective inter-professional communication skills and cost-effective/value-based care.
  • Develop and implement protocols, tools and/or clinical pathways that result in enhancement of patient safety and quality of care in the hospital.
  • Master the dynamics of working within the academic and community healthcare systems.
  • Develop leadership and teaching skills.
  • Complete a formal quality or outcomes project with a focus on quality and safety followed by research presentation and thesis defense.

Educational Program:

This is a one-year non-ACGME fellowship training program for one trainee per year. The focus on the fellowship is training, mentorship, and practical experience in the evolving field of OBGYN hospital medicine.

Kaiser Permanente provides training in the Team STEPPS communication program to improve team functionality and patient safety and critical events training to develop simulation training for high efficiency teams. They will also participate in the UCSF OB simulation program with a similar goal of systems training and implementation to the entire L&D health care team.

As part of UCSF’s institutional commitment to quality improvement, fellows will also participate in the UCSF LEAN Kaizen training. As part of the pursuing excellence initiative, fellows will be a part of the integration of graduate medical education into the organizations strategic plans for excellence in health care quality, patient safety and other systems-based initiatives.

Finally, fellows will be included in other quality and educational programs within the department including grand rounds, ultrasound conferences, OB quality improvement meetings, and morbidity and mortality conferences. Fellows would help OBGYN residents and OB fellows devise and implement medical center incentive projects.