- Highly diversified clinical training in all specialty areas and in all practice settings (county, academic, community, managed care).
- All subspecialty areas represented, i.e. gynecologic oncology, maternal fetal medicine, reproductive endocrinology/infertility, family planning, female pelvic medicine reconstructive surgery.
- Highly qualified faculty, many of whom are physician scientists involved in clinical and basic research who are also outstanding, active clinicians.
- Full range of career options (fellowship, academic practice, private practice, advanced degree/research).
- Congenial relationships amongst residents and between faculty and residents.
- Annual two day retreat.
- Subspecialty fellows complement residency education.
- A majority of our residents pursue fellowship in various subspecialty areas.
Currently there are five centers where residents operate: UCLA Westwood campus, Olive View Medical Center, Santa Monica-UCLA, Kaiser Woodland Hills and Community Memorial Hospital Ventura. Highlights include:
- Large amount of vaginal surgery, including transvaginal hysterectomy, incontinence surgery, reconstructive surgery, laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy.
- Large amount minimally invasive surgery, including robotic surgery.
- Dedicated family planning rotation where residents are trained in state of the art management of family planning needs for both low and high risk patients.
- Dedicated REI rotation and ultrasound rotations.
- Fellowship in gyn oncology, REI, family planning, female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery.
- Focused urogyn experience.
- Simulation labs for surgical training.
Residents participate in labor and delivery care at UCLA Westwood campus and at Olive View Medical center and are involved in close to 100% of the deliveries at each hospital. In addition, they care for and deliver obstetrical patients at Kaiser and Community Memorial Hospital. A few highlights include:
- ~4000 vaginal deliveries for all facilities.
- 75% of patients are high risk.
- Services at both integrated sites are resident run services where, under attending supervision, senior residents oversee juniors in both medical and surgical care of all patients, allowing in-depth and progressive technical and supervisory experience throughout residency.
- Rich operative obstetrical experience with high number of complicated cesareans.
- MFM fellowship, which brings additional exposure to high risk pregnancies and formalized teaching.
- Midwifery service at UCLA with midwifery faculty playing an integral part of the teaching program.
- Noelle simulation training.
Primary and Preventative Care
All outpatient OB/GYN encounters have allowed residents to adequately meet the requirement for primary and preventative care. Ambulatory care experience is gained through dedicated ambulatory care rotations during each year of training. Residents gain experience in the full range of ambulatory care scenarios, including management of diabetes, thyroid disease, hypertension, geriatric medicine, menopause and the full range of routine and complex obstetrical and gynecologic issues.