What Training is Required for a Family Physician to do OB?. Rebecca Williams, MD, MHPE, FAAFP Maternity Care Coordinator Montefiore Department of Family and Social Medicine Bronx, New York. Maternity care choices.
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Rebecca Williams, MD, MHPE, FAAFP
Maternity Care Coordinator
Montefiore Department of Family and Social Medicine
Bronx, New York
Duration & Scope
There must be a minimum of 2 months of
experience in maternity care, including the
principles and techniques of prenatal care,
management of labor and delivery, and
Each resident must become capable of
managing a normal pregnancy and delivery.
Each resident must perform a minimum of 40
deliveries over the 3- year program, of which a
minimum of ten must be continuity deliveries. At
least 30 of the total deliveries must be vaginal
Two residents may be given credit for the same
delivery if one of those residents is supervising. The
experience of each resident must be documented as to
the role played in the delivery.
For the minimum of 10 continuity patient
deliveries, each resident must assume
responsibility for provision of antenatal, natal, and
postnatal care during their three years of training.
Whenever possible, these patients should be
derived from the residents' panels of patients in
the FMC. Where this is not possible, the continuity
experiences may be met at other clinical sites with
Appropriate supervision. A list of these patients
must be available in the resident's file.
In 1997, Taylor & Hansen conducted a
Delphi study of faculty at family
practice residencies that produce a
large percentage of graduates doing