Obstetrics Fellowship

Family Medicine Residency

Obstetrics Fellowship


To train motivated family medicine physicians to provide the highest quality and compassionate obstetric care, including operative delivery, to underserved and high-risk patients, regardless of lifestyle, race, color, or creed of patients.


This is a 54-week fellowship located in the heart of Tacoma, WA, which aims to train its fellows to care for normal and complicated obstetric patients, as well as manage their antepartum, labor, delivery, and post-partum care. Emphasis is placed on operative deliveries, but also in maintaining the skills and knowledge of a well rounded full spectrum Family Medicine physician.

The fellow will spend the majority of their time on Labor and Delivery at St Joseph Medical Center, which is the largest L&D in the south sound. Among its many services, it features 24/7 Laborist coverage, and level III NICU. Fellows will likely have 150+ C Sections as primary, with learning opportunities in multiple OB and GYN procedures. While on the labor deck, Fellows have the opportunity to work with patients of any delivering provider, which includes Midwives, Family Medicine, OBGYN, and MFM. Part of curriculum includes formal OB ultrasound training and staffing a half day outpatient ultrasound clinic. The fellow will not have their own continuity clinic but will maintain their medicine skills by precepting the family medicine residents in their outpatient clinic, as well as taking 2-4 rounding weeks as the attending on the inpatient family medicine service.

There are multiple electives built into the curriculum, which allow for a very customizable experience based on individual interests. Established electives include:

Addiction Medicine
Midwifery Care
Spanish language training

We are currently still accepting applicants for the 2024 – 2025 academic year.

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How to apply

We accept applications on a rolling basis. At this time, we are still accepting applications for the 2024-2025 fellowship year.


Eligible candidates will have completed an accredited 3-year family medicine residency and have exhibited an additional interest in obstetrics during their residency. They will be board certified in family medicine and have an active DEA license, and ability to qualify for a medical license in Washington State. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis with priority given to earlier applicants.

OB Fellowship Application

In addition to your completed application, please also send:

  • CV
  • Three letters of recommendation, one of which should be from your Program Director
  • Medical school transcript and diploma

Please email all documents to Dr. Amanda Wolf and Misty House, Residency Coordinator.

Charlie Abboud, DO

Charlie Abboud, DO

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, Yakima, Washington
Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

Community Health Care Family and Community Residency, Tacoma, Washington

Dr. Abboud worked for Myriad Genetics testing for mutations in hereditary cancer genes. During college and medical school, she volunteered to teach children and teens about health, anatomy, and nutrition. She has helped organize multiple 5K runs to raise funds for a variety of causes. For fun, she likes to hike and spend time with her children and husband.