Obstetrics Gynecology Los Angeles Medical Center

The Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center residency program in Obstetrics and Gynecology prepares you for the rewards and challenges of this specialty.

We train new physicians to become compassionate providers of comprehensive obstetrical and gynecologic care for women of all ages and backgrounds. We promote an evidenced based practice that balances inpatient and outpatient experiences. We concentrate on teaching how to provide medical care in a cost-effective manner in the acute care setting as well as with health maintenance and preventative care practice. We promote a humanistic approach to residency education without compromising our high standards for residency training. 

The OBGYN residency program Kaiser Permanente at the Los Angeles Medical Center is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Our educational philosophy encourages both personal and professional growth in our resident staff. Residents gain experience in all aspects of obstetrical care, including training in maternal fetal medicine, reproductive biology and ultrasound. Gynecologic expertise is developed both in the operating room as well as with office procedures. We provide multiple rotations in general gynecologic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, office procedures and simulation. With in-house presence of all OBGYN subspecialties, there is routine interaction, with scheduled instruction, encompassing a full breadth of OBGYN experience. Because of a night float system, our residents can concentrate on learning in their day rotations without weekday call interruption.

Our faculty and residents work together in all realms of our health care delivery system. Our Obstetrics and Gynecology department includes 41 full-time, board-certified OBGYN physicians, 3 Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioners, 3 Certified Nurse Midwives and 5 Lactation Nurses that proudly reflect the ethnic diversity of the Los Angeles population that we serve. We have fellowship-trained specialists in Maternal Fetal Medicine, Gynecologic Oncology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Complex Family Planning, Minimally Invasive Surgery and Pediatric/Adolescent Gynecology.

Through the four-year program, residents are granted increasing autonomy and responsibility based on competencies achieved, individual aptitudes and professionalism exhibited. Most rotations involve a team approach to teaching, learning, and caring for our patients. Every resident learns to work in a team structure that prioritizes high quality, integrated, patient care. We interact regularly with house staff and faculty in other specialties, which creates a greater learning environment. Kaiser Permanente LAMC houses residency programs in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, General Surgery, Pediatrics, Urology, Radiology, Interventional Radiology, Radiation Oncology, and Neurology. Our residents help run our tertiary level Labor and Delivery referral service assisting with integrating the complex care needed for some of our mother-baby dyads. We emphasize proficiency in procedural and operative skills starting in the first year of training and culminating in the fourth year with four of five rotations leading gynecologic surgical teams.  

Our OBGYN residency requires completion of at least one research and one quality improvement project. Our graduate medical education department has specific support to assist residents in interfacing with the larger Kaiser Permanente Southern California Research Department. There is biostatistician and coding support for those wanting to delve into the large database. Our residents’ research is often of such caliber that they are invited to present at large society meetings. Not only do our residents enhance the growth of our field, but they learn to critically read and translate scientific information into the clinical care that they provide on a daily basis. 

It is our goal that residents who complete our residency program will be trained as full spectrum obstetricians and gynecologists that can provide comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care to women of all ages and backgrounds.  With a strong understanding of the subspecialties that make up the discipline, our graduates are well grounded in their approach to any issue that may affect their patients. An emphasis on proficiency in minimally invasive approaches to office and operating room procedures provide a strong backdrop to continued development in our field.  Graduates from our program will be able to provide high quality, evidenced based, obstetric and gynecologic care in a comprehensive, compassionate and cost-effective manner.