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Since 1934, Kern Medical has been training residents and
health care professionals in our community.

Program Overview

The program has implemented a new Block schedule for rotations beginning July 1, 2020. Our department leadership understands that resident wellness, simulation, and the educational needs will be realized with the new changes starting this academic year. It would also allow for earlier exposure to OR and other sub-specialty opportunities. The primary teaching site for our Residents is Kern Medical in Bakersfield, CA. Residents also rotate through other affiliated medical institutions: Mercy, Adventist, Mission Hospital, gaining considerable experience within their gynecologic rotations.

Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program Rotations

First Year Residents

  1. Acquire fundamentals of patient assessment and management.
  2. Manage intrapartum and postpartum care of patients.
  3. Perform uncomplicated vaginal deliveries and primary Cesarean sections, tubal ligations and basic gynecologic procedures, including Hysteroscopy and Laparoscopy.
  4. Learn basic surgical techniques, preoperative and post-operative care.
  5. Acquire basic skills in ultrasound.
  6. Gain basic skills in the care of ambulatory Obstetrics and Gynecology patients.

Second Year Residents

  1. Manage normal and complicated antepartum and intrapartum obstetrical patients.
  2. Perform normal and complicated deliveries, repeat and emergent cesarean sections.
  3. Perform normal and uncomplicated major and minor gynecologic surgeries.
  4. Participate in focused experience on Gynecology Oncology.
  5. Gain additional experience in Obstetric Ultrasound.
  6. Learn essentials of reproductive endocrinology and infertility.
  7. Gain experience in the full range of family planning services.

Third Year Residents

  1. Perform complicated deliveries and obstetrical procedures.
  2. Antepartum management of high-risk pregnancies.
  3. Gain additional experience in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
  4. Refine operative skills in gynecologic surgery, including minimally invasive surgery.
  5. Acquire an understanding of Uro-gynecologic testing and perform urogynecology procedures.
  6. Conduct research in Obstetrics and Gynecology and present findings at year-end presentation.
  7. Refine skills in Gynecologic and Obstetrical ultrasound.

Fourth Year Residents

  1. Manage all aspects of patient care under faculty supervision.
  2. Supervise and teach junior residents and medical students.
  3. Perform complicated deliveries and advanced gynecologic procedures.

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Special Events

Retreat – 2 days: Each academic year, a two-day resident retreat is held to foster collegiality, wellbeing, team building, and problem-solving.

Christmas Dinner Party

ACOG Week Theme Events: A different wellness-based theme for each day is incorporated into the resident’s schedules to allow for bonding, individual encouragement and recognition is central to the activities.

CREOG Resident Workshop – Each resident will have the opportunity to attend this workshop once during their residency

Annual Awards Banquet and Dinner

Every 5th Friday afternoon is wellness day. Residents are encouraged to do an activity together.