OB Fellowship

St Joseph’s Hospital Family Medicine Residency now offers a one year fellowship in obstetrics and women’s healthcare.

Program Overview

St Joseph’s Hospital Family Medicine Residency now offers a one year fellowship in obstetrics and women’s healthcare.  Our belief is that to best provide FULL SPECTRUM (cradle to grave) family medicine care, one must be confident and competent in the provision of advanced women’s health and obstetrical care. This is especially true if you want to care for the underserved.  Our program is focused on working closely with our OB colleagues on Labor and Delivery.  The ultimate goal is to train our fellows to be outstanding with all aspects of OB care including cesarean section certification (averaging over 200).  Our program is recognized by the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS).  Fellows of this program are eligible to apply to sit for the written exam. Upon passing the written exam, candidates will be eligible for the oral exam. Successful completion helps to legitimize your skills with a second board certification from the ABPS.  In addition to cesarean section training, you will develop your skills through a longitudinal experience in neonatal care, maternal fetal medicine, gynecology clinic, uro-gynecology as well as urgent care and inpatient medicine to help maintain your “family medicine skills”.   We are also developing a point of care ultrasound training.  

Please see below for the application items that will be requested for review. You may submit all you application documents to Sutira Srakhao, Medical Education Coordinator. Please contact Sutira  at 315-448-5537 or sutira.srakhao@sjhsyr.org for more information or to apply.

  • Letter of Interest
  • Letter of Recommendations (2-3)
  • Residency Director Letter of Good Standing (If your Director is providing a Letter of recommendation, they can just indicate you are in Good Standing in their letter)
  • Copy of CV
  • Boards and In-Training Exam scores(you may send your own score transcript/ an official copy is not required)
  • Number of current Deliveries

*Please note: Application Review for the 2025-2026 cycle is currently in progress (Fellowship start date August 2025)

If you are considered for an interview, please expect a follow up correspondence around September- October 2024. All requested Application documents must be received prior to interview consideration.

Due to the high volume of applicants, we apologize if there is a delay in responding to any inquiries.

Thank you*

Current Fellow

Emma Rudebusch, MD
OB Fellow (2023-2024)

Incoming Fellow

Hannah Brundage, DO
OB Fellow (2024-2025)

Salary & Benefits

2024-2025 Salary – $65,905.00


St. Joseph’s Health offers competitive benefits for its OB Fellow.

  • Four weeks annual paid vacation per year — one-week blocks, Monday-Friday, with weekends on both sides
  • Professional Liability Insurance: Fellows are covered by the hospital’s professional liability insurance while performing duties within the scope of their medical education.
  • Comprehensive insurance package with three medical plan options, two dental plan options, and two vision plan options. You’ll also enjoy a lower deductible, copay, and coinsurance when you use St. Joseph’s or Trinity Health facilities and aligned providers. Plus, you will be eligible for basic life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance provided by Trinity Health and voluntary (colleague-paid) options for supplemental life, supplemental AD&D, and dependent life.
  • CME stipend to cover expenses such as conferences, study materials, etc.
  • Professional Membership: AAFP Membership is provided
Apply Today

If you are interested in our fellowship program in obstetrics and women’s healthcare, contact our Family Medicine Residency Program Director.

The St. Joseph’s Health Hospital is the only Baby Friendly hospital in Central New York, recognized for practicing the gold standard guidelines for breastfeeding education and support established by the WHO and UNICEF. We are also a two-time winner of the Guardian of Excellence award for Neonatal Intensive Care Patient Experience by Press Ganey, which recognizes top-performing health care organizations that have consistently achieved the 95th percentile or above in their performance. And, we are also proud to be a “Cribs for Kids” certified safe sleep hospital which recognizes health care systems for their commitment to infant safe sleep through modeling and teaching safe sleep best practices.