High Risk Obstetrics Fellowship

Mission Statement

Our mission is to train family medicine physicians in advanced, full spectrum reproductive health care with a focus on high risk obstetrics and gynecology.

Background

The Jon Greenwald Obstetrics and Gynecology Fellowship at the Ventura County Medical Center is designed to provide advanced training in surgical and high risk obstetrics, and in full spectrum women’s health care.

The Fellowship is offered to a physician who has completed, or is completing, a Family Medicine Residency and who has shown outstanding interest and aptitude in women’s health. Preference is given to candidates who plan to practice in a medically underserved or international setting where these advanced skills will have the greatest impact. It is expected that a candidate for the Fellowship will be a certified Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Provider.

Fellowship Objectives

At the completion of this one-year fellowship a physician will have gained competency in the following areas:

  • Primary and Repeat Cesarean Sections. Competency in complicated Cesarean sections, placenta previa, extreme prematurity, multiple gestations, classical uterine incisions, etc. will depend on surgical skill and volume of exposure to patients with these conditions.
  • Management of commonly encountered high risk pregnancy conditions such as diabetes, preeclampsia, preterm premature rupture of membranes and premature labor
  • Obstetric Ultrasound with opportunity for advanced training with maternal fetal medicine specialists
  • External Cephalic Version
  • Twin vaginal deliveries
  • Amniocentesis
  • Operative vaginal delivery
  • Repair of 3rd and 4th degree obstetric lacerations
  • Neonatal Resuscitation
  • Post-partum tubal ligation
  • Colposcopy, cervical cryotherapy, and LEEP procedures
  • Dilation and curettage
  • Assisting in advanced gynecologic surgery
  • Outpatient management of common gynecologic problems
  • Emergency and inpatient gynecology, depending on volume of exposure

Work Responsibilities

Work responsibilities and training will be divided approximately equally between the following areas:

  • Management of labor and delivery including antepartum management
  • Outpatient gynecology
  • Outpatient management of high risk pregnancies
  • Obstetric and Gynecologic surgery

The Fellow will also take an active role in supervision of residents in clinic and on labor and delivery. The fellow coordinates an obstetric learning via a curriculum for morning lectures on labor and delivery, organizes a bimonthly morbidity and mortality conference as well as journal clubs.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Successful completion of an ACGME accredited Family Medicine residency training program with board certification or anticipated board certification prior to the start of fellowship.
  • Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) Certification
  • Have an unrestricted California Medical License and DEA.
  • Must be eligible to be a Medi-Cal (Medicaid) and Medicare provider.

How To Apply

Please submit a CV and 1-2 page personal statement detailing your interest in women’s health and your plans for using the advanced training after fellowship. Applications are due by September 15, 2019. Applications can be emailed to the fellowship director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We look forward to your application!