Family medicine graduates will train in advanced obstetrical skills during this one-year fellowship in maternal-child health.
Avista Adventist Hospital and St. Anthony North Health Campus are partnering to offer a one-year fellowship in maternal-child health. The program focuses on preparing family medicine graduates in advanced obstetrical skills: including surgical obstetrics, high-risk prenatal care, gynecological procedures, and newborn resuscitation.
Avista Adventist Hospital and St. Anthony North Health Campus are partnering to offer a one-year fellowship in maternal-child health.
This program focuses on training.
Throughout the year, fellows will spend time in three major areas:
Avista Adventist Hospital Labor and Delivery Deck
- Fellows will focus on managing laboring patients, performing c-sections and tubal ligations. The fellows work primarily with Clinica Campesina patients, a federally qualified health center with a majority Spanish speaking population. Fellows work under the direct supervision of obstetrics (OB) attendings and spend time as an independent provider with on-call OB support.
St. Anthony North Health Campus
- Fellows will focus on taking part in a high-risk OB/GYN clinic performing many procedures, including c-sections, surgeries (abdominal hysterectomy, D&C, LEEP, cold knife cone), and neonatal resuscitation. Fellows will also work on-call as the attending for medicine/OB service.
- Attending the medicine/OB service supervising residents (five weeks per year).
- Neonatal resuscitation training at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, including intubation experience with pediatric anesthesiology.
- Continuity clinic two to three half days per week, with a mix of prenatal, women’s health, and full spectrum family medicine patients.
- Longitudinal one to two meetings per month to review cases, journal articles and assigned reading.
- Rotating with maternal fetal medicine one to two days per month.
- Attending the AAFP Maternal Care Conference.
- In-hospital calls are approximately one night per week and two weekends per month. Home “c-section call” is approximately Q2, although this is flexible based on the fellow’s c-section numbers.
Additional Program Details
- Clearly stated goals for practice that require advanced obstetrical training.
- Adequate experience managing low risk normal spontaneous vaginal delivery to function independently with minimal supervision on the labor deck.
- Adequate experience to supervise residents on labor and delivery and inpatient medicine.
Applications are accepted from all graduates of ACGME/AOA-accredited family medicine programs. Interested Family Medicine PGY-3 applicants should mail, fax, or email their CV, cover letter, procedure log and three letters of recommendation (1 LOR should be from your program director) to:
- Courtney Dahl, Fellowship Coordinator
St. Anthony North Family Medicine Residency Program
- 14300 Orchard Parkway
Residency Administration Office
Westminster, CO 80023
- Phone: 720-627-4045
Email: [email protected]
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Maternal-Child Fellowship Frequently Asked Questions
We offer 2 fellowship positions each year.
Yes, we run a suboxone in pregnancy clinic with our integrated care team.
125 as the primary surgeon.
Yes, there is a maternal-fetal medicine weekly rotation.
About Emily Bressan
Having completed her residency at St. Anthony North, Emily looks forward to continuing training in a place with a strong obstetrical care and women’s health curriculum, as well as a comprehensive family medicine program emphasizing underserved communities.
About Aurora "Ali" Robledo
Although she was an only child living with a single mother, Ali grew up surrounded by a large proud Latinx family. Her family’s experiences with the healthcare system illuminated the importance of primary healthcare and the detrimental impacts of social injustices on an individual’s health and helped form her dedication to helping others. She has been fortunate to study at excellent medical programs throughout her training — MS from UTSA, MD from Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Residency at Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency — and is now thrilled to complete her training at St. Anthony’s Maternal-Child Health OB Fellowship.
Why she chose this program
Ali is excited to work and train at a program that values whole-person care while providing a large breadth of training, including high-risk, surgical obstetrics, and neonatal care, with the opportunity to teach and work with other trainees. She knows that having this solid foundational training will allow her to further pursue her specific medical interests.
Family planning, gynecology, addition medicine, dermatology, integrative medicine