About the FM/OB Fellowship
Recognizing the important and expanding role of family medicine in population health and acknowledging the finite numbers of obstetric providers in rural and urban health care environments, this fellowship has been developed to meet this gap.
Fellows will become competent in:
- Managing pregnant patients with medical complications such as diabetes, hypertension and thyroid disease
- Managing obstetric patients in the inpatient and outpatient setting
- Serving as educators in the Department of Family Medicine
Fellows will receive procedural training in operative obstetrics, neonatal resuscitation, ultrasound (e.g., growth assessment, BPP and AFI), and other skills to prepare them to provide care in the urban and rural setting.
In addition to preparing the physician to be an excellent clinician, this rigorous academic experience will prepare the fellow for academic practice, scholarly work and teaching.
The mission of Creighton University Family Medicine Residency is to train men and women in the art and science of family medicine (where family medicine is the medical specialty devoted to comprehensive care for people of all ages based on the knowledge of the patient in the context of the family, community and culture the patient exists in) through service to the medically underserved (in all aspects of underserved) while practicing inclusivity in all our interactions (regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, opinion, nationality or citizenship status of the other) in a way that consciously aims to reduce health care disparities and teaches our residents to be leaders of advocacy for the health of our community. We, the practitioners of Creighton University Family Medicine Residency, stand in proud awe at the gift of healing that our community has bestowed upon us as well as the responsibility that gift entails. Through this service and rigorous training, we actively seek to undergo a transformation of who we are into persons awake to a fuller sense of themselves in order to become a beacon of health and a space for healing for all our current and future patients.
The goals of the program are:
- Develop faculty to be masters of professional mentorship and giving articulate and useable feedback to learners, all while practicing excellent medicine.
- Develop residents to be future community leaders and advocates while practicing excellent medicine
- Establish a clinical experience for the residents that teaches medicine through all ages and in all situations
- Establish a mission experience for residents that helps them articulate their own mission statement, while serving the medically underserved in various forms
- Develop and maintain a culture of inclusivity, diversity and service to the marginalized of society
- Develop astute clinical reasoning applicable to all persons regardless of culture, nationality or life circumstance