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

Our goal for your training is to achieve proficiency in providing complete and compassionate obstetrical and gynecologic care to 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 strive to provide 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. Residents gain experience in all aspects of Obstetrics, including training in Maternal Fetal Medicine, Reproductive Biology and Genetics. Gynecologic expertise is developed both in the operating room as well as with office procedures. We provide multiple rotations in 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 call interruption.

Our educational philosophy encourages both personal and professional growth in our resident staff. Our department includes 43 full-time, board-certified OBGYN physicians, 4 Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioners, 3 Certified Nurse Midwives and 5 Lactation Nurses. We have fellowship-trained specialists in Maternal Fetal Medicine, Gynecologic Oncology, Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Complex Family Planning and Pediatric Gynecology. The department’s faculty, residents and personnel proudly reflect the ethnic diversity of Los Angeles. Our faculty and residents work together in all realms of our health care delivery system.

Through the four-year program, residents are granted increasing autonomy and responsibility based on competencies achieved and professionalism exhibited. Most rotations involve a team approach to teaching, learning, and caring for our patients. We interact regularly with house staff and faculty in other specialties which creates a greater learning environment. LAMC houses residency programs in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, General Surgery, Pediatrics, Urology, Radiology, Interventional Radiology, Radiation Oncology, and Neurology.

Our OBGYN residency requires completion of a research and a 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 data base. Our resident research is often of such caliber that they are invited to present at large society meetings. Not only do our residents enhance the growth 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 will provide a strong backdrop to continued development 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.