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Obstetrics & Gynecology Santa Clara - FAQ

What is the application process?

We accept applicants who apply through the current OBGYN application platform. We will run a hybrid interview season with half of the slots (40) being in-person and half virtual (40). The deadline for applications is 10/1, and we will release interview offers on 10/24. Both virtual and in-person dates will be first come first serve.  We will use the Thalamus system to offer/schedule/conduct interviews, and applicants will have 48 hours to accept an offer.  Interviews will be conducted from November to January and applicants will be emailed of final status by 12/2 (waitlist, etc.).  We are participating in Program Signaling and the Alignment Check Index.

  • In-person interview dates: 11/16, 11/17, 1/9, 1/10
  • In-person evening social dates:  11/16 and 1/9
  • Virtual interview dates:  12/12, 12/13, 1/23, 1/24
  • Virtual evening social dates:  12/12 and 1/23

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 Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Minimal Invasive Surgery, and Complex Family Planning. 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 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.

Is there protected teaching time?

Attending rounds are held each morning for the OB Service, Monday-Friday. On Thursdays, our residents attend educational sessions from 8:00AM-1:30PM. During this time the faculty covers L&D and the ED. In addition, the GYN services have teaching rounds throughout the week in the morning and during lunch time.

Is there an emphasis on Well-Being?

Yes, our program places a strong emphasis on resident well-being and work life balance. Our wellness chief and program leadership plan and incorporate many wellness activities throughout the academic year.

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