The OB-GYN Residency Program at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center has evolved into one of the finest clinical training Programs in California.
We are an active, acute care county-operated hospital. Our high clinical volume and the impressive scope of the patient population provides a vast array of pathologic conditions ideal for resident education and training.
SCVMC’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has been recognized for successful work to reduce infant prematurity, develop safe birth practices resulting in low cesarean rates, and foster high standards for safe care coordination across the region.
Our graduates become skilled gynecologic surgeons and are well prepared to enter Fellowship Training or Clinical Practice.
We have over 30 full-time faculty which includes primarily OB/GYN Generalists as well as Specialists in Maternal Fetal Medicine, Gynecologic Oncology, Infertility, Advanced Laparoscopy, Urogynecology and Family Planning. The Faculty are enthusiastic and committed to Resident training.
Mission Statement for Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
The mission of our hospital is to provide high quality and accessible healthcare for all persons in Santa Clara County regardless of their socio-economic status and ability to pay.
Mission Statement for the Department of OB/GYN
The Department of OB/GYN will endeavor to provide excellent, evidence-based, patient-centered, culturally sensitive and compassionate care to our patients from adolescence through menopause. Our Program will focus on attracting Residents from diverse backgrounds who will train in our safety-net hospital environment so that we may provide competent physicians who can effectively promote health equity and provide comprehensive healthcare to urban underserved communities.
OB/GYN Department Anti-Racism Statement
It has become abundantly clear that systemic inequalities exist in all aspects of American life, from law enforcement to education to health care. The pandemic has shown us firsthand how these inequalities play out in real time with Black, Brown and Indigenous populations dying of COVID-19 at alarming rates. We also see economic, housing, and educational gaps widening for our most vulnerable members.
As physicians, our responsibility is to provide “Better Healthcare for All”. To do so, we must better understand all of the factors that impact the health and wellbeing of our patients and communities. Namely, understanding the social determinants of health like structural racism, characterized by unjust and racist policies, which are the root cause of health disparities and not individual genetics or behavioral factors. Recent events have sparked a physician-led, grassroots movement which has now expanded into an Enterprise Committee on Health Equity and Racial Justice (ECHERJ).
Our goal is to engage in strategies to optimize clinical care, workforce development, professional education, advocacy, and research in a manner designed to reduce the health effects of all forms of injustice, and in turn improve the health and wellbeing of our patients and cultivate a culture of equity and inclusion within the enterprise.
Our Faculty and Residents are currently involved at the department and enterprise level in this fight towards justice and were among the first to lead this movement. We are committed to developing future physicians who will be equipped with knowledge and skills to provide equitable healthcare to our diverse patient population and continue to dismantle racism in medicine.