OB Fellowship

About the Program

The department of Family Medicine and Obstetrics/Gynecology at Broadlawns Medical Center are seeking a highly motivated and qualified applicant to fill the position of Fellow in their advanced obstetric program. The program’s mission is to provide well trained Family Medicine Obstetric providers for rural and underserved areas in Iowa, the United States and across the globe. The Fellow will have unopposed access to multiple Ob/Gyn physicians, FMOB physicians, and an opportunity to participate in cases in a very busy labor and delivery unit at Broadlawns Birthing Center. The curriculum is adaptable pending on the needs of the community where the Fellow will later work. The Fellow will become comfortable with cesarean deliveries, operative vaginal deliveries, external cephalic versions, perineal repairs, high risk ob management in all phases of pregnancy, point of care ultrasound, newborn care, and women’s health care including gynecological procedures. Graduate fellows are also eligible for board certification in Family Medicine Obstetrics through the American Board of Physican Specialties (ABPS).

Broadlawns Medical Center serves as the county hospital for one of the most populated and diverse counties in Iowa. It has served for multiple decades as a teaching hospital and Fellows will be expected to work with and educate medical students and family medicine residents.


All candidates will need to have completed a Family Medicine Residency and be Board Certified by the ABFM or board eligible.


  • Competitive Salary

  • Health Benefits

  • Housing stipend and/or a spot in the on campus resident housing.

  • Opportunities to help with resident and medical student education

  • Contribute to POCUS training

  • Publish scientific papers

  • Participate in international medical trips.

A word from last years graduate Dr. Brooke Johnson

“The Broadlawns FMOB Fellowship helped me prepare for a future filled with low and high-risk obstetrical care. I completed 138 cesarean sections as the primary surgeon and countless more as first assist. Fellowship helped me gain confidence as a provider in attending, supervising, and teaching Family Medicine residents performing deliveries and other obstetrical care. My training also included education on skills such as vacuum deliveries, advanced perineal repairs, antenatal care and screening, post-partum care, tubal ligations, salpingectomy, contraception management, grief counseling, LGBTQ+ care and much more. I was also able to teach residents during many lectures, simulations, and more; and received the Broadlawns Resident Teacher of the Year award. Running journal clubs for providers, residents, and medical students allowed me to grow in my presentation skills as well as gain a deeper understanding of obstetrical practice. Being entrusted to care for colleagues and deliver their children was definitely a highlight of my time at Broadlawns. The fellowship helped me become a better person and physician AND facilitated me in preparation for a future in obstetrics and women's health at Waverly Health Center in Waverly, Iowa where I currently practice.


Applicants can send CV, letter of intent, list of procedures and three letters of recommendation to:

  Molly Pitts 

We will be accepting applications beginning in July 2024 for the 2025-2026 academic year.