OB Rotation Structure

OB Rotation Structure (Civic and General sites)

The OB rotation structure has changed over the past few years. In 2019-2020, the structure of the 2 week OB rotation was as shown in the following diagram. You would be paired with one other resident, and between the two of you, would cover the FM-OB service 24 hours a day, 5 days a week, for 2 full weeks.

On Sundays and Mondays, two “Fly-in” residents (who are on FM rotations but not obstetrics) each work a 24-hour shift, in order to round out the week’s coverage. For many residents, these 24-hour fly-in shifts are their least favorite part of an FM rotation, and understandably so. We hope to find a solution to this and one day eliminate 24 hour shifts on OB entirely.

Traditional OB Shift Structure

As you can see, this rotation structure involves 3 x 12 hour shifts each week, then one 24-hour shift per resident each week