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Altru Family Medicine Obstetrics Fellowship


Altru Family Medicine Obstetrics Fellowship offers advanced and intensive training to those interested in practicing obstetrical care. Potential applicants are required to have graduated from an accredited three-year family medicine residency and must be a board-certified family physician. 

Graduates of the fellowship complete approximately 100 c-sections and 50 vaginal deliveries. Exposure to other areas is dependent on the fellow’s desires for training and the needs of the community they will be serving. Fellows can also obtain training during their fellowship for D&C, vasectomy, colposcopy with or without LEEP, postpartum tubal ligation and more. 

During the one-year fellowship, teaching opportunities are available for fellows to act as a peer mentor/educator for residents and medical students. 


Applications are accepted from May 1 to September 1. Two positions are open every year, with preference given to Altru Family Medicine Residency graduates. Interviews and offers are extended on a rolling basis. Application requirements include:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal Statement 

Applications can be mailed to the residency or emailed to Kelsey Huttunen, Program Supervisor, at Altru FMR reserves the right to determine the number of interviews conducted. 

Basic Goals:

  • Management of general labor and delivery patients including competency in interpreting FHT and TOCO, augmentation of labors with cervical ripening, Pitocin, AROM, and training on fetal scalp and IUPC placement
  • Triage of obstetric patients
  • Management of High-Risk OB patients
  • Competence in the surgical management of obstetric patients, including cesarean sections and tubal ligations
  • Preoperative assessment of the labor patient and fetus
  • Appropriate resuscitative equipment and drugs
  • Pain management options for the laboring patient, risks and benefits of individual anesthesia choices
  • Complications and management of anesthesia procedures
  • Emphasis of current anesthesia guidelines and recommendations
  • Post-anesthesia care
  • Resuscitation of the labor patient and infant
  • Recognition of special needs infants, appropriate genetic testing and follow up
  • Diagnosis and step management of infertility
  • Competence in office Ultrasound for obstetric patients
  • General understanding of liability issues in providing obstetric care
  • Performing operative vaginal deliveries including episiotomies and vacuum assisted deliveries 


  • Labor and Delivery – 32 weeks
  • Gynecology – 8 weeks
  • Neonatology – 4 weeks
  • Family Practice Teaching Service – 2 weeks
  • Ultrasound – 2 weeks
  • Urology – 2 weeks
  • Elective – 2 weeks 

OB fellows are expected to take OB call throughout the year and maintain a continuity clinic of at least two half days every week. They have the opportunity to take inpatient medicine call if desired to retain skills they may need out in practice. 


  • Yearly Stipend - $75,504
  • $2,000 Moving Stipend
  • 15 vacation days and 5 CME days
  • $3,000 in CME funding
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • FSA or HSA (dependent on health insurance plan selected)
  • Life Insurance Disability (short and long-term)
  • Retirement Planning – 401(k)
  • Malpractice Insurance 

Program Contacts 

Dr. Elizabeth Gray
OB Fellowship Program Director

Kelsey Huttunen
Program Supervisor

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