Advanced Obstetrics Fellowship
Up to five fellowship positions are offered per year in affiliation with the Swedish Family Medicine Residencies at the First Hill and Cherry Hill Campus. The Fellowship in Advanced Obstetrics began in July of 2003. The Fellowship provides intensive training in high-risk obstetrics and newborn care to family practitioners who will work in underserved communities.
Swedish Medical Center delivers over 7,800 babies each year, more than any other hospital in the Pacific Northwest. This training program emphasizes the care of the high-risk mother and child, including operative obstetrics and newborn resuscitation. Family practitioners who anticipate a rural practice that will include high-risk obstetrics and those interested in academic faculty positions within a residency training program will benefit tremendously from the training and expertise garnered by completing the Fellowship in Obstetrics.
This fellowship provides training in the following areas, all while maintaining and broadening Family Medicine skills: management of the medically complicated pregnancy, management of difficult labor, amniocentesis for fetal lung maturity, cesarean section, which will enable the fellow to be fully competent to perform them by the end of training, neonatal intubation and resuscitation, and resident teaching.
The Advanced OB for Family Medicine Fellowship operates under the direction of Dr. Joe Breuner on the First Hill Campus of Swedish Medical Center.