Fellows are trained in abortion and contraception care, using evidence-based medical and surgical methods.
UCLA has the unique advantage of its family planning clinic housed within the OBGYN clinic where the bulk of ambulatory OBGYN care and training takes place.
This clinic serves the family planning and STI needs of men and women. Early first trimester pregnancy termination procedures are performed in the OBGYN clinic with full participation from residents and medical students. The medically complex and later gestational cases are performed in the main operating rooms and ambulatory surgery center of UCLA. Induction abortions are also available in the inpatient units, giving the fellow a full spectrum education in all aspects of abortion care. The UCLA Family Planning Division performs medical abortion, surgical abortions to 24 weeks, and labor induction abortions. New in 2010 is the expansion into the UCLA Santa Monica Hospital, only 4 miles from the main medical campus, allowing for additional venues for both residents and fellows to be trained to competency without competition for volume. Additional abortion training up to 24 weeks is available at Planned Parenthood Los Angeles (PPLA) which performs approximately 10,000 abortions per year. New in 2009 is the establishment of vasectomy services at PPLA in collaboration with the UCLA Urology department.
The UCLA Fellow will supervise residents and medical students at the OBGYN family planning clinic, which includes a clinic for complex contraception and a variety of in-office gynecologic procedures.
General obstetrics and gynecology clinical opportunities are available in the faculty practice. OB night call is approximately once per month. Maintenance of general clinical practice allows for collection of cases for board certification. The UCLA Fellow will be well prepared to tackle family planning care in various clinical settings including a large academic medical center, community hospital, and free standing clinic while maintaining general OBGYN skills. Our goal is to prepare you to be well rounded academic generalist obstetricians and gynecologists as well as experts in family planning.