OB/GYN Fellowship Program at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
The mission of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Fellowship at Spartanburg Regional Health System is to provide advanced training in low and high-risk obstetrics, surgical technique, and gynecology for family medicine trained physicians.
The Spartanburg Regional Family Medicine program offers two fellowship positions per year.
One must be a candidate with a D.O. degree, as it is funded by our affiliate medical school, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine. The other candidate may have a D.O. or an M.D. degree.
1) Gain competence in operative procedures that relate to obstetrics and gynecology.
2) Learn management of high risk pregnancies in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.
3) Become proficient at limited obstetric ultrasound.
4) Demonstrate capability to perform office gynecologic procedures.
5) Develop competency in teaching obstetric skills and knowledge to family medicine interns.
6) Maintain family medicine skills, as well as osteopathic manipulative techniques for osteopathic fellows.
7) Obtain Board Certification in Family Medicine Obstetrics through the American Board of Physician Specialties
8) Be able to decide what OB/GYN services they will provide in future employment upon graduation and find a place of employment where they can perform these services.
Fellow must take in house overnight call 4 times per month on designated days. The afternoon of every post call day will be free of formal duties.
The Fellow will alternate weeks on labor and delivery and in the office at the Center for OB/GYN.
Every month, two weeks will be spent on labor and delivery and two weeks in the office.
Labor & Delivery
The fellow will gain experience in all aspects of labor management. The expectation is that they will be able to run labor and delivery under the direct supervision of board certified OB/GYN attending physicians.
Fellows are expected to graduate with the following procedural numbers:
1) 100 c-sections in which they function as primary surgeon
2) 200 vaginal deliveries
3) 40 postpartum sterilization procedures
4) 20 dilatation and curettage procedures
Fellows will keep and maintain procedural logs.
The Center for OB/GYN outpatient office sees 80-100 patients per day. The fellow will learn how to perform shared OB care of high risk patients, as well as routine prenatal care. They will become proficient in office procedures such as colposcopy, LEEP, endometrial biopsies, insertion and removal of LARC contraceptive methods.
Osteopathic Medical School Duties
For the fellows with a D.O. degree, there will be additional obligations to the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Carolinas Campus. These will include lectures, proctoring procedural skills and OMM labs. The fellow may spend up to eight hours per week on these duties, performed over two half days per week while the fellow is on the outpatient rotation week.
Fellows are expected to work at least one weekend a month in an Immediate Care Center within Spartanburg Regional Health System.
The fellow will be required to obtain ALSO certification and Nexplanon
training. Additionallly, they will be required to attend a one-week course on obstetric ultrasound offered twice yearly at the Wake Forest Baptish Medical Center. The cost of this course is covered outside the CME funds.
The fellowship is treated as a PGY-4 year for Family Medicine Residency graduates. As of 2018, annual salary is $67,371.20. A CME stipend of $6000 is provided. Paid time off is allowed up to 20 days per year.
Please review the current OB Fellowship Handbook link below for the curriculum, goals, objectives, rotation schedule, and competencies. The Handbook for the 2019-2020 academic year is below, in which there is an M.D and a D.O. fellow.
Qualified applicants may apply for the Spartanburg Obstetrical Fellowship by submitting:
1. A personal statement expressing your interest in Obstetrics in Family Medicine
2. A current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
3. Three (3) letters of recommendation. One of your letters should come from the Program Director of your Family Medicine Residency.
4. USMLE or COMLEX score report
5. ABFM or AOA Boards taken prior to starting fellowship
Erin Dainty, M.D.
Director, OB Fellowship
Please copy all correspondence to:
Spartanburg Family Medicine Residency Program