Our program offers an obstetrics track for residents with a strong interest in family medicine obstetrics to help prepare them to actively practice obstetrics after graduation. We include emphasis on preconception, prenatal, intrapartum and postpartum care. Highlights of this track include at least 20 continuity deliveries, obstetrics-related elective time, participation in a minimum of two Centering Pregnancy prenatal care groups (with one as a “junior faculty”), and scholarly activity of the resident’s choosing within the field of obstetrics. The track typically has 1-2 residents per year, and selection into the track is made in spring of the intern year.
The obstetrics track is directed by Dr. Casandra Cashman, a women’s health fellowship-trained faculty member who actively practices family medicine obstetrics at Community East. Her clinical interests include obstetrics, contraception, newborn care, lactation, colposcopy/LEEP and reproductive health.