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. Our first Fellow is on track to do well over 100 C-Sections in her first year.

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 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 Our Current OB Fellow, Dr. Abby Stroeh

"Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our program. The OB fellowship is an important addition to Broadlawns because Iowa’s rural communities are losing access to OB care. While there are many contributing factors, one of the reasons is a lack of cesarean section coverage. Training family practice doctors in cesarean sections helps to fill that void and keep rural OB units open. It also ensures that all Iowans have the ability to receive excellent healthcare close to home. At Broadlawns Medical Center, I know I am part of a community of providers that strive to provide everyone with excellent medical care. I have thoroughly enjoyed learning from and working with my attendings to strengthen my obstetrics skills. I look forward to bringing those skills to a rural Iowa community next year."


Applicants can send CV, letter of intent, and two letters of recommendation to:

Dr. John Pymm


We will be accepting applications through the end of October 2022.