Obstetrics Residency Program | Department of Family and Community Medicine | UC Davis Health

Family Medicine / Obstetrics Residency Program

Program Overview

This unique program provides residents with a strong foundation in family medicine and a surgical 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 surgical obstetrics.

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

This unique program provides residents with a strong foundation in family medicine and an advanced obstetrics experience (emphasizing surgical and high-risk obstetrics) over four years of training. We offer one FM/OB PGY-1 position annually.  

To be considered for an FM/OB interview you must also submit the following by October 1, 2024:

  • A supplemental personal statement describing your interest in the FMOB Program.  Please tell us why this type of training is important to you. Email this statement to Roz Shirley at: rmshirley@ucdavis.edu.
  • At least one letter of recommendation from someone with whom you’ve had obstetrical experience. This letter should be included in your ERAS application.

Applicants should apply to both the core program and the FMOB program. If selected to interview for the FM/OB program there will be a separate interview invitation focused on this portion of the program in addition to an interview with the core Family Medicine program.

Comprehensive FM/OB Curriculum

Residents will complete 16 months of rotations focused on the labor and delivery experience, gaining proficiency in labor management, vaginal deliveries, Cesarean sections and care of high risk pregnancies. This is equivalent to the obstetrics portion of the training of our Ob/Gyn residents. While the first year of obstetric training focuses on gaining basic skills, in subsequent years the residents gain additional knowledge and expertise in leading the obstetric team. Graduates of the program average over 200 vaginal and Cesarean deliveries by the end of training.

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