Obstetrics Residency Program

This unique program provides residents with a strong foundation in family medicine and an advanced obstetrics experience over four years of training. There is one FM/OB PGY-1 position annually. FM/OB residents complete all of the goals and objectives of the UC Davis Family Medicine Residency and also develop proficiency at providing obstetrical services including:

  • ob ultrasound
  • prenatal genetic testing and counseling
  • vaginal deliveries, including operative vaginal delivery (vacuum and forceps)
  • episiotomy and perineal repair
  • vaginal breech delivery
  • multiples
  • cesarean deliveries
  • anesthetic/analgesic procedures
  • immediate newborn care including resuscitation and circumcision
  • dilation and curettage and MVA procedures
  • prenatal care and antepartum care for high risk patients

Graduates of the FM/OB program will be board eligible in family medicine and will receive an additional certificate of completion for the FM/OB program.

The FM/OB Program is coordinated jointly by the UC Davis Departments of Family and Community Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology. Both are fully accredited residency programs. 

Application Information

We participate in the ERAS program and the NRMP match process. 

To be considered for admission you must submit the following materials through ERAS by November 1, 2020:

  • ERAS Common Application Form
  • Personal Statement
  • An additional 250 word statement of interest in the FM/OB program.   Please tell us why this type of training is important to you. Email your statement directly to rmshirley@ucdavis.edu 
  • At least three letters of recommendation (one should be from a U.S. family medicine physician and one should be from someone with whom you’ve had obstetrical experience.)
  • USMLE or COMLEX scores.  Candidates must pass USMLE or COMLEX Step 2 prior to February 20, 2021.
  • California Medical Board Licensing Requirements (change effective 1/1/20).
  • We accept J1 visas sponsored through ECFMG.

Comprehensive FM/OB Curriculum

Required Curriculum Rotations Total Weeks
Obstetrics, Gynecology
and Care of the
Surgical Patient
UCD Kaiser rotations (76 weeks)
Maternal Infant Care (4 weeks)
Gynecology 1 (2 weeks)
Gynecology 2 (4 weeks)
Adult Inpatient
UCD FM Wards (8 weeks)
Inpatient Medicine at MVA (8 weeks)
UCD MICU (4 weeks)
UCD FM Night FLoat (4 weeks)
Emergency Medicine UCD EM rotation (4 weeks)
UCD EM Up Front Care rotation (2 weeks)
Pediatric Medicine Peds Wards (4 weeks)
Peds ED (4 weeks)
Newborn Nursery (4 weeks)
Peds Urgent Care (4 weeks)
Peds Outpatient (4 weeks)
Medical and Surgical
Subspecialty Care
Cardiology Consults (2 weeks)
Dermatology (4 weeks)
Geriatrics (4 weeks
Medical Subspecialties (2 weeks)
Orthopedics (4 weeks)
Sports Medicine (4 weeks)
Outpatient Family
Behavioral Medicine (4 weeks)
Population and Comm Medicine (4 weeks)
Specialty Clinics (4 weeks)
Underserved Comm Medicine (4 weeks)
Back up Call (4 weeks)
Electives 12 weeks   12
Core Family Medicine
PGY-1 Blocktime (4 weeks)
Longitudinal blocktime (1/2 day per week
PGY-2, PGY-3 and PGY-4)
Vacation     16

UC Davis Family Medicine / Obstetrics Graduates

Susie Delmar, M.D. (2018)
Lancaster Family Health Center, Salem, OR

Megan Ash, M.D. (2017)
Sutter Medical Group, Sacramento, CA

Carly Grovhoug, M.D. (2016)
Sutter Family Medicine Clinic, Winters, CA

Rachel Peterson, M.D. (2015)
Northeastern Rural Health Clinic at Banner Lassen Hospital, Susanville, CA

Ryan Spielvogel, M.D. (2014)
Sutter Medical Group, Sacramento, CA

Jessica Porter, M.D. (2013)
SEARHC Juneau Medical Center, Juneau, AK

Joseph Magley, M.D. (2012)
Franciscan Medical Clinic, Enumclaw, WA

Tara Arness Vu, M.D. (2011)
Open Door Community Health Center, McKinleyville, CA

Kyla Rice, M.D. (2010)
Santa Rosa Community Health Centers, Santa Rosa, CA

Aline Hansen-Guzman, M.D. (2009)
Salud Family Health Center, Fort Morgan, CO

Sarah Marshall, M.D. (2007), Family Medicine / OB Program Director
UC Davis Dept. of Family and Community, Sacramento, CA

Shilpa Pakala, M.D. (2005)
Magnolia Family Health Center, Oxnard, CA

Heather Diaz, M.D. (2003)
Lancaster Family Health Center, Salem, OR

Kristine Ewing, M.D. (2003)
Naval Hospital, Bremerton, WA

Camille Goodspeed, D.O. (2002)
Westside Family Health Center, Willmington, DE

Wetona Eidson-Ton, M.D. (2002)
UC Davis Dept. of Family and Community, Sacramento, CA

Blanca Solis, M.D. (2001)
One Community Health, Sacramento, CA