Academic Training in a Positive Learning Environment
The Faculty and Residents in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Kaiser San Francisco strongly encourage you to consider our Ob/Gyn residency training program. We are a rigorous academic program whose goal is to train the next generation of ObGyn physician-leaders. We prepare residents to be astute clinicians and skilled surgeons, with particular emphasis in minimally invasive techniques. We focus on teaching and providing patient-centered care. Our graduate physicians are prepared to enter any full scope practice or fellowship position. Our training in systems-based practice is robust and residents master the skills needed to improve our health care systems. We place great value in simulation, patient safety, and clinical quality improvement, all introduced early in residency training and instilled as part of our culture.
Our program offers exceptional clinical training within a positive learning environment. The abundant clinical and surgical experience our program provides is augmented by an academically vigorous teaching program. Our academic program includes: strong core didactics delivered in protected teaching time; extensive longitudinal surgical skills curriculum; significant experience with minimally invasive surgery including laparoscopic and robotic surgery; tremendous research support and opportunities; robust normal and high-risk obstetrics; regularly scheduled Critical Event Team Training sessions; and intensive attention to patient safety and clinical quality improvement.
Residents have the opportunity to learn and provide care within an organization that is a world-wide leader in health care delivery and are afforded the full support that faculty receive to provide care to patients and learn systems-based practice. Our organization is at the forefront of using electronic systems to improve patient care. We have harnessed these powerful tools to make learning more efficient and facilitate research efforts. We follow patients longitudinally through all aspects of the continuum of care, giving trainees exposure to principles of population management, evidence-based medicine, quality improvement, and team-based acute and chronic care – the cornerstones of Kaiser Permanente medicine. Our Ob/Gyn Department at Kaiser San Francisco is a Supporting Institution and Founding Member of The Society for Academic Specialists in General Obstetrics and Gynecology (http://www.sasgog.org/), and a member of the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (https://www.cmqcc.org/).
We are strongly committed to providing graded responsibility for residents as they progress through our program and care for our large patient population. These patients reflect the diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds of San Francisco, including those of economic disadvantage. Our faculty are on duty in the hospital at all times to provide residents with supervision and immediate consultation. The high ratio of staff to residents in the ambulatory setting promotes strong oversight and education. Camaraderie among the residents and faculty creates a supportive environment conducive to learning and individual growth. Our teaching program is designed to foster a sense of intellectual curiosity and to stimulate residents to develop the life-long learning habits needed to master the evolving information required to provide quality obstetric, gynecologic, and primary health care for women.
In addition to sponsoring the ObGyn Residency training program, our San Francisco Medical Center supports many other learners in Undergraduate, Graduate and Post-Graduate Medical Education. We regularly have UCSF MS 3’s on ob, gyn and ambulatory services, as well as hosting MS 4’s for sub-internships in Gynecology and in High Risk Obstetrics. We are introducing a new longitudinal MS3 year-long clinical clerkship with UCSF. We support SFGH/UCSF PGY 2 & 3 Family Medicine Residents on our obstetrical service. We have a joint UCSF/Kaiser San Francisco Gyn-Onc fellowship; and we support the UCSF/Kaiser East Bay FPMRS fellowship with rotations in transgender medicine at our Medical Center. Outside of ObGyn, there are many other residencies and fellowship programs that our Medical Center supports either independently or with UCSF, including: IM, pediatrics, surgery, Cardiology, Heme-Onc, GI, EM, Vascular Surgery, Anesthesia.