The Family Medicine Obstetrics Fellowship is an innovative, highly individualized training program allowing advanced studies in high-risk obstetrics and women's health.
Upon completion of the fellowship, graduates will not only have developed significant skills in operative obstetrics and gynecologic procedures but will also have a deeper understanding of several aspects of women's health which will cover everything from general gynecology to reproductive endocrinology.
Our program is affiliated with Carle Health Methodist, which has about 300 beds and 40-plus clinics.
Our fellowship is built on the solid foundation of a residency program that is more than 40 years old linked with a regional campus of the University of Illinois College of Medicine.
We have an outstanding experienced faculty who are committed to providing an excellent fellowship learning experience.
Our Mission Heading link
To prepare family medicine physicians to meet the gaps in maternity care, through training in full spectrum obstetric care and women’s health and through development of future faculty leaders.
Goals and Objectives Heading link
Goals and Objectives
- To train qualified family physicians to provide highly skilled competent and safe obstetrical care from beginning of pregnancy and beyond
- To acquire the skills necessary to recognize and manage potential obstetrical emergencies in the antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum period
- To gain competence in providing prenatal care, including high risk pregnancies and obstetric ultrasound
- To become comfortable managing common gynecological disorders and perform procedures including, but not limited to, colposcopies, LEEPs, contraceptive devices, endometrial biopsies, D&Cs and tubal ligations
- To understand and teach family centered maternity care to medical students and residents through a built-in faculty development curriculum
- To understand the fundamentals of safety in maternity care according to the AAFP ALSO recommendations
- To increase knowledge and skills in neonatal care and resuscitation
- To contribute to the community of Family Medicine OB providers and UICOMP through disseminating evidence-based practices and original research
- To maintain skills and practice of full spectrum Family Medicine