Program Overview

This unique program provides residents with a strong foundation in family medicine and an advanced obstetrics experience over four years of training. FM/OB residents complete all the goals and objectives of the UC Davis Family Medicine Residency Program and develop additional proficiency at obstetrics including:

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

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 administered jointly by the UC Davis Departments of Family and Community Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology. Both are fully accredited residency programs. 

How to Apply

Applicants interested in the Family Medicine / Obstetrics program should apply to our Family Medicine Residency Program through ERAS.

Selection for the FM/OB program will occur during the PGY1 year of residency.

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

Katie Donaldson, M.D. (2022)
Essentia Health, Virginia, MN

Caroline Ornellas, M.D. (2020)
Kaiser Permanente, Sacramento, CA

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