- MultiCare Residency Programs
Fellowship Call & Backup
OB Call and OBAC Schedule
Call during the 6 months of obstetrics is every 4th day. It is 24 hour in-house call followed by a day off after rounding duties are completed. There will generally not be any OB call assignments during electives, vacations, or CME. However, situations may arise that warrant call coverage from a fellow on an elective, should a colleague on the OB service become ill or have an emergency. It is expected that another fellow or upper level resident will cover call by mutual agreement under these conditions. Call coverage may be negotiated for high priority practice search, vacation, or CME, but these are not typically requested during OB months. If changes occurs, it is mandatory to inform the Fellowship Director, OBAC Medical Director, Fellowship Coordinator, and Scheduler so appropriate schedule changes are made and all the departments, staff and attendings affected are notified of the changes. In the event that no one volunteers, the Program Director, Fellowship Director, or OBAC Medical Director reserve the right to assign another fellow to cover call.
When on call, the fellow runs the labor deck. They are supported by our MOGA obstetric faculty, who are in house 24 hours a day. There are both family medicine resident and faculty back up arrangements in the event of very high clinical work loads.
Fellow Coverage for Resident Retreat and Graduation
The fellows will provide coverage for the resident retreat weekend in January or February. This will include the Tacoma Family Medicine obstetric and inpatient services. The fellows will also cover the residents' services the night of their graduation, usually held the last Friday of June. It is the fellows' responsibility to work out the details of coverage with each other in cooperation with the Fellowship Coordinator so that notice can be given in a timely fashion to the appropriate departments and attendings. In exchange, residents cover the Fellows' Retreat in January and graduation the last Sunday of July.