Scripps Clinic physicians perform all obstetrics-related hospital work at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, which performs between 300 and 350 deliveries each month. Around 75 percent of these deliveries are overseen by Scripps Clinic physicians. Fellows work side-by-side with Scripps Clinic physicians, gynecologic oncologists, solo practitioners and group gynecologists. In addition, fellows work with Scripps Clinic’s certified nurse-midwife program.
Most hospital-related gynecologic work is done at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, with the remainder at Scripps Green Hospital. Opportunities to expand fellowship work to Scripps Mercy Hospital are being explored.
Scripps Clinic physicians provide gynecologic surgery at five different Scripps Health facilities. Inpatient surgeries are performed at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Green Hospital, while outpatient cases are performed in ambulatory surgery centers at Scripps Clinic Carmel Valley, Scripps Clinic Rancho Bernardo and Scripps Clinic La Jolla – Ximed building.
Scripps Health has worked with the obstetrics and gynecology department at the Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) since 2000. Two third-year residents from NMCSD complete full-time rotations at Scripps Health: one in general gynecology and the other in gynecology-oncology.
Fellows see patients in their continuity clinic each week, during two half-day sessions. While they work independently, an attending physician is generally available to review cases. Surgery cases from the continuity clinic are scheduled with an attending of the fellow’s choice.