Family Medicine Obstetrics Fellowship


Hours and Location

Contact Family Medicine Obstetrics Fellowship Hours
Fellowship Director: (254) 286-7694
Associate Fellowship Director: (254) 286-7917
GME Coordinator: (254) 286-7082
Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Mailing Address Email
Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center
ATTN: GME Office
36065 Santa Fe Ave, Box 68
Fort Hood, Texas 76544-4752
Fellowship Director

Overview

The Army's Family Medicine Obstetrics Fellowship trains 1-2 qualified Family physicians per year in the management of complicated pregnancies and operative obstetrics in order to subsequently augment residency faculty and/or OB/GYN staff in underserved locations throughout the military. The program is a 1 year labor and delivery intensive fellowship with opportunities to work with Maternal Fetal Medicine, General OB/GYN, Neonatology, and Family Medicine Obstetrics faculty and to serve as junior faculty to the Family Medicine Residency Center. Fellows can be expected to gain skills in Cesarean delivery, operative vaginal delivery, LEEPs, D&Cs, and management of maternal disease in pregnancy to include hypertension, diabetes, and preterm labor to name a few.


one day old baby in a hospital

Rotations

  • 6 months on Labor and Delivery
  • 1 month Antepartum
  • 1 month NICU
  • 1 month Dysplasia Clinic
  • 1 month Perinatology Clinic
  • 3 months Elective

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Additional Information

Program Objectives

  • Manage women on the antepartum inpatient service, under the supervision of Maternal Fetal Medicine physicians, for conditions such as pyelonephritis, hyperemesis gravidarum, early preterm premature rupture of membranes, preeclampsia, and noncompliance.
  • Learn how to prioritize and multitask during the management of a busy Labor and Delivery ward with the assistance of general OB/GYN and FM/OB physicians.
  • Determine when a cesarean delivery is indicated and perform a sufficient number to become independently credentialed in this common surgical procedure.
  • Evaluate and treat patients commonly referred to Obstetricians for "high risk" issues (HROB) and determine who needs Maternal Fetal Medicine Consultation or co-management.
  • Evaluate and treat first trimester vaginal bleeding and pregnancy loss to include both medical and surgical uterine evacuation.
  • Master the technique of first trimester dating ultrasound and exclusion of ectopic pregnancy.
  • Master the technique of ultrasound for the assessment of fetal growth.
  • Participate in the educational series for Family Medicine and OB/GYN residents.
  • Participate in and ultimately teach simulations (e.g. Mobile Obstetrics Simulator) and the Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) course for resident physicians.
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Eligibility Requirements:

  • Board Certified Family Medicine Physician
  • Army Medical Corps Officer
  • Meet APFT and Height/Weight Standards
  • Strong background in routine obstetrics

The "GREAT PLACE"

The fellowship is located at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center (CRDAMC) at Fort Hood, Texas. CRDAMC provides medical care to over 45,000 soldiers and 125,00 family members and retirees within a 40 mile radius. Construction on a new 947,000 square foot hospital (on 72 acres) began in the spring of 2011 and is projected to be completed and open to patients in 2015. Fort Hood is home to III Corps and 1st CAV Division, and is the largest armored post in the United States. Located in beautiful "hill and lake" country, Fort Hood boasts ample outdoor recreational activities year round. Local neighborhoods immediately adjacent to Fort Hood include Killeen, Copperas Cove, and Harker Heights. The post is a short 60 miles north of the capital city of Austin, 50 miles south of Waco, 160 miles south of Dallas, and 150 miles north of San Antonio.

Applications

Applicants should apply through the Army Graduate Medical Education website.offsite link in new window
Applications must be submitted by September 15. Applicants must also arrange for an interview with the fellowship director.


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