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Hospitalist Fellowship Program

The Hospitalist Fellowship Program is a one- to two-year, non-ACGME training program that is geared toward OB-GYNs who are interested in leadership roles in hospitalist medicine.

The fellowship program provides advanced education in hospital-based obstetrics and gynecology, focused on maximizing patient safety.

This program provides strong clinical, surgical and healthcare systems training in both academic and community hospital settings. High-quality training is given by experienced OB-GYN hospitalist, maternal fetal medicine, gynecologic oncology, family planning and anesthesiology faculty. Fellows are also exposed to national leaders in the specialty at the annual Society of OB-GYN Hospitalists meeting, where fellows can present research projects.   

Applicants must have completed an accredited four-year residency training program in obstetrics and gynecology. Graduates of foreign medical schools must have a standard ECFMG certificate and completed postgraduate training in the United States. Fellows will be required to have a California license, in addition to being ABOG board eligible or board certified. 

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Learning objectives

  • Become clinically proficient, as documented by milestones and checklists
  • Develop and implement protocols, tools and/or clinical pathways that result in enhancement of patient safety and quality care in the hospital
  • Master the dynamics of working within the academic and community healthcare systems as physician extenders
  • Supervise and teach residents and medical students in the hospital setting at UC Irvine
  • Collaborate with and assist private community physicians at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital
  • Develop expertise in drills and simulation (in-situ and lab training)
  • Attend quality and safety committee meetings at UC Irvine and Fountain Valley Regional Hospital
  • Assume leadership roles in hospital-based initiatives
  • Complete a formal research project in area of interest with research defense and research presentation

Monthly schedule

  • Maternal-fetal medicine ultrasound clinic, two days per month
  • Obstetric anesthesia, one to two days per month
  • Hospitalists shifts, eight days a month at UC Irvine and Fountain Valley Regional Hospital
  • Surgical intensive care unit, one month per year (off service)
  • Administrative days
  • Simulation lab, grand rounds, resident statistics, didactics
  • Holidays: calls to be distributed evenly throughout the year
  • Vacation: accrued monthly

2020-21 Academic Year Timeline

  • Applications will be accepted starting July 1, 2019.
  • The application deadline is September 27, 2019.
  • Interviews will be held on October 11, 2019.
  • Fellowship commencement is July 1, 2020.

To be considered for an interview, please submit a resume and cover letter to kbacca@uci.edu, full online application will be required in advance of the interview.

Contact us

Questions? Contact:

Maryann Emery
Division Manager
714-456-7733
maryane@uci.edu