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FAQ

Will I learn all facets of Ob/Gyn?

In addition to general Ob/Gyn, the Santa Clara program has subspecialty divisions in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Gyn Oncology, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, and Urogynecology. Residents rotate through all divisions. Since there are no Fellows, residents work directly with the faculty.

What is the volume of patients?

Unlike many university programs, Kaiser Permanente’s volume of patients is large and steadily increasing. More than one-third of all insured Californians are served by Kaiser Permanente. There is no differentiation among patients (i.e., no resident patients vs. private patients). Every patient is potentially a resident patient and on the teaching service.

Where do Kaiser Permanente residents typically come from?

Applicants are from medical schools throughout the United States. A roster of current residents can be found under Our Residents.

How many days off do residents receive?

There are three weeks of vacation and one week of educational leave each year.

Is there protected teaching time?

Attending rounds are held each morning for each team. On Thursdays the residents attend educational sessions from 7:30AM-1:30PM. During this time there are no resident clinical duties, the faculty covers L&D and the ED, and there are no scheduled surgeries.

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