Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program
Welcome to the Kern Medical Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program, which is affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
We are one of the oldest OB-GYN residency programs in the United States. We are proud of training over five decades of outstanding obstetricians and gynecologists. Kern Medical is recognized as a Center of Excellence for providing OB-GYN care to the women of the Southern San Joaquin Valley.
The residency trains obstetrician-gynecologists that are well-rounded and recruited to practice in private, community, and academic settings after graduation. The OB-GYN residency is a four-year, fully accredited program that accepts three residents per year through the National Residents Matching Program (NRMP).
The Kern Medical OB-GYN service is a referral center for the Southern San Joaquin Valley for women with high-risk obstetric and gynecologic conditions. These women are cared for at Kern Medical through specialty obstetric and gynecology clinics as well as inpatient services. Approximately 70 percent of Kern Medical deliveries are high-risk. We have 24-hour in-house obstetric and gynecology faculty, as well as anesthesiologists.
The 28-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is the largest in the county and provides extensive services with a highly experienced staff. State-of-the art equipment is available in labor and delivery, the clinic, operating rooms, and the emergency room. Ultrasound equipment is available to residents in labor and delivery, the clinic and the emergency room.
A board-certified Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist is on the faculty and participates in evaluations and management of high-risk obstetrical cases. The clinic has a Prenatal Diagnostic Center that is accredited by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. It is also certified by the State of California to provide genetic counseling, obstetrical ultrasounds and prenatal testing.
The Kern Medical Gynecology Service performs a wide variety of complex gynecological procedures and surgeries. It provides especially advanced laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgeries in addition to more traditional abdominal and vaginal gynecological surgeries. Kern Medical is also a referral center for gynecologic oncology patients from the Southern San Joaquin Valley. Kern Medical OB-GYN residents directly care for gynecologic oncology patients in the clinic, hospital, and operating room with the staff gynecologic oncologist.
Kern Medical OB-GYN residents participate in the full range of women’s health services including ultrasound, cystometrics, cystoscopy, colposcopy, tissue biopsies, loop excision procedures, intrauterine device insertion and removal, and contraceptive implant insertion and removal. Hysteroscopies and cystoscopies are also performed at the outpatient Diagnostic Treatment Center at Kern Medical. Daily block time is available for the Gynecology Department in the operating room.