Kern Medical Center

Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency Program
Affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Curriculum

The primary teaching hospital for our residents is Kern Medical Center, located in Bakersfield, California.  While on the Obstetrics and Gynecology service, there is a lot of autonomy given to our residents, yet the faculty are in-house and available 24 hours a day.  Here, the residents experience all aspects of Ob/Gyn through labor and delivery, the operating room for gynecological surgeries, and outpatient clinics.  Furthermore, our hospital has 24-hour in-house Anesthesia support for both scheduled and emergent procedures and surgeries.  Our department prides itself in managing a high volume of deliveries (~3500 per year) with over 70% of deliveries being high risk obstetrical cases, as well as performing extensive gynecological procedures and surgeries.  In addition, the Continuity Care Clinics are set up to simulate private practice and every effort is made to have the patient establish a relationship with the same physician.


In addition to Kern Medical Center, our residents also have opportunities to  rotate through other medical institutions including the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, Mercy Medical Center, San Joaquin Community Hospital, and Adventist Medical Center in Hanford.

Team Assignments & Continuity Clinic

Each incoming resident is assigned to an OB/GYN team that includes a resident from each year level, that they will be a member of for the duration of their residency.  Each team rotates through 4 month rotation blocks that include Maternal Fetal Medicine, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and Gynecological Oncology.  The teams share shifts on Labor and Delivery, and have scheduled block days in the operating rooms for their scheduled cases.  Although residents are assigned to their own team, each shift allows the residents from each team to interact, work with, and learn from each other as well as the faculty. 

Each resident is also assigned their own continuity clinic.  First year residents are assigned to a half day of continuity clinic time each week.  Second years are assigned to two half days of continuity clinic each week, while third and fourth year residents share up to 3 or 4 half day clinics per week.  In addition, 3rd and 4th year residents have protected times in the operating rooms for their scheduled surgical cases.


Education

Our well-rounded, experienced faculty are dedicated to the education and overall well-being of our residents.  Each morning, patients are presented in formal teaching rounds settings where the faculty educate residents using evidence based medicine integrated into the cases at hand. 

Our residents also have protected weekly didactic sessions on Friday mornings.  These sessions are geared for integrating evidence-based medicine, research, and academia into the daily practice of Obstetrics & Gynecology through lectures, case-reviews, and hands-on practical demonstrations that keep both our residents and faculty up to date with the latest information and practice guidelines.  Furthermore, residents are also provided with guidance and preparation for oral and written board examinations.

In addition, the Department of Graduate Medical Education also has protected lectures and seminars for residents and students, including Summercore Lectures for Interns, ACGME lecture series, Multidisciplinary Grand Rounds, and M&M lectures, including Ob/Gyn-General Surgery Grand Rounds.



Ob/Gyn Curriculum by Year Level
PGY-1 Curriculum
 
Geriatrics
4 weeks
Medical ICU
4 weeks
Neonatal ICU 
2 weeks 
Emergency Medicine 
4 weeks 
Ultrasound 
4 weeks 
Pathology 
2 weeks 
Ambulatory Medicine 
8 weeks 
Ob/Gyn
22 weeks
Anesthesia
2 weeks 
PGY-3 Curriculum
 
Gynecology Oncology
17 weeks
Reproductive Endrocrinology
16 weeks
Advanced Reproductive Endocrinology
2 weeks
Maternal Fetal Medicine
17 weeks
PGY-2 Curriculum
 
Research
2 weeks
Breast clinic
2 weeks
Family Planning
2 weeks
Menopause
4 weeks
Gyn ER
16 weeks
Labor & Delivery
16 weeks
Obstetrics & Gynecology clinic
10 weeks

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PGY-4 Curriculum
 
Obstetrics & Gynecology
28 weeks
Community Gynecology
8 weeks
Urogynecology
16 weeks


For more information regarding the curriculum and education for our Ob/Gyn residency program, please contact our Residency Coordinator, Ana Moreno at [email protected]