Obstetrics at Grant Family Medicine
Grant Family Medicine Residency can provide the Education and Experience needed to be able to include obstetrics in future practice. Our stand-alone program offers residents unique OB opportunities, including learning obstetrical knowledge and skills from 9 family medicine obstetrical faculty as well as board certified OB/GYNs. Four of our graduates from the class of 2018 are continuing to provide obstetric care to their patients.
Our OB curriculum offers:
- 3 required OB rotations which includes:
- Graduated autonomy
- Support, education, and hands-on experience supervised by FM and OB attendings
- Underserved prenatal care clinics
- Simulation and daily didactics on Mom/Baby rounds
- One-on-one interactions with attendings
- Centering Pregnancy training for each resident
- Continuity obstetrical experiences through the family medicine centers. All residents have a minimum of 40 deliveries with at least 10 of those being continuity patients.
- ALSO (Advanced Life Support for Obstetrics) certification.
- Open high risk unit with 2 Maternal-Fetal Medicine groups available for consultation and teaching. We don’t transfer our high risk OB patients, we co-manage them.
- The opportunity to perform obstetrical ultrasounds with attendings and a certified ultrasonographer.
- Opportunities to interact with OB residents from our sister hospital as well as teach and supervise medical students.
The new Ann Burba Crane Center for Women and Babies at Grant Medical Center is a level III Maternity Center that combines Grant’s Obstetrics, Gynecological, and Breast Health Services.
The Center includes:
- A High-Risk pregnancy unit with 5 private rooms
- A 5 room triage area
- 8 private birthing suites with large family areas
- 2 operating roomsand recovery rooms
- A 17 bed Newborn Special Care Unit
- A Well-baby nursery and 27 postpartum rooms
- Lactation Services
Our longitudinal OB-GYN procedural curriculum allows residents the opportunity to learn and perform delivery, episiotomy repair, IUD placement, Nexplanon, colposcopies, and non-scalpel vasectomies. Residents also learn about additional contraceptive options such as Essure and bilateral partial salpingotomies.
In addition, residents are able to work with lactation consultants who further explain breastfeeding techniques. Grant has one of only 11 Milk Banks in the country. Our well- rounded education is evident in the numerous clinics and offices residents rotate through including the Breast Health Clinic, OB Clinic, Family Medicine OB Clinic, Gynecology Clinic, and private OB/GYN offices.
And There’s More!
Provide comprehensive OB and pediatric care to those struggling with addiction and dependence: through one on one care and group visits providing patient education on topics like breastfeeding, prenatal care, self care, and preventative care.
Morbidity and Mortality conference 6 times per year, journal club monthly, core didactics yearly, and procedural workshops. Grant is starting an OB Centering Program at our Family Medicine OB Clinic
Be a part of policy and process changes at the residency level with the Family Medicine Obstetrical Committee or at the hospital level as a member of the Grant Women’s Health Continuous Process Improvement Team.
Elective Opportunities on the Community Mobile Unit, at an urban Federally Qualified Health Center, or at a practice in rural Ohio.
Online Corporate University Courses available on OB topics for self-study.
Consider attending the AAFP Family Medicine Maternity Care Conference with your allocated conference money.
Family Physicians are well-equipped to provide maternity care, including prenatal, delivery, and postpartum care. One of the many benefits of having a Family Physician involved in your pregnancy care is the longitudinal relationship that can last a lifetime. Family Physicians often don’t need to ask much about a patient’s family history because they already know mom and dad, aunts and uncles, grandma and grandpa! Grant Family Medicine Residency has a long and storied legacy of teaching and delivering obstetric care in central Ohio. Our residents staff a very busy L&D triage, delivery, and postpartum unit 24/7, with support from both OB/GYN and Family Medicine colleagues.
Our Family Medicine faculty have more OB-practicing providers than any other residency in central Ohio (or all of Ohio for that matter!). What that means is our residents have ample exposure to supervision and teaching from Family Physicians providing OB care. Our FM faculty sponsor a yearly ALSO (Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics) course that is offered to the incoming residents. We also partner with Lower Lights, a Federally Qualified Health Center in Columbus, Ohio that is staffed by family physicians providing maternity care. Additionally, our residents get supervision and teaching from OB house officers, OB/GYNs, and high-risk perinatal specialists.
In addition to delivering our own continuity patients from our two outpatient offices, we partner with Nationwide Children’s Hospital in providing delivery care to at-risk adults with opioid dependence, and our residents provide maternity care in our FMOB and Grant OB clinic downtown.
We are the first group at any OhioHealth facility to provide Centering Pregnancy, a group prenatal care model that has been shown to reduce preterm labor, increase birthweight, and increase breastfeeding rates. We recently began Centering Pregnancy in our FMOB clinic, and our residents have partnered with Family Medicine faculty, lactation educators, postpartum nurses, and our own clinic nurses and social workers to provide an innovative and exciting model of care for our pregnant patients and their loved ones.
Recent surveys of our graduates have shown up to 25% are providing prenatal or delivery care in their practices. Even if you don’t choose to provide prenatal or delivery care in your future practice, a strong three years of exposure to both normal pregnancy and complications of pregnancy will prepare you for any practice setting!