MICA Medical Foundation reinforces obstetrics and gynecology residency training

MICA board and grant awardees

St. Joseph's Foundation is exceptionally grateful for the MICA Medical Foundation generosity to fund the education for residents training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Joseph's Hospital.

The Obstetrics and Gynecology Program is based on a four-year curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Counsel for Graduate Medical Education. The students train primarily at two medical centers throughout this program—at St. Joseph’s and Valleywise. Together, the hospitals deliver more than 10,000 babies a year, providing maternal support and tertiary care as needed. Upon graduation, the MICA grantees will be adept at caring for a full-range of obstetrics and gynecology care.

PGY 1 residents first enter an “OB Boot camp,” splitting time between both facilities and familiarizing themselves with other residents and the attending physicians. Throughout the year, they’ll spend blocks in obstetrics, gynecology, surgical intensive care, antepartum and ultra sound. PGY II is more focused on patient care and the operating room, along with ambulatory care and family planning.

The MICA Medical Foundation is a grant-making organization dedicated to improving patient outcomes. The foundation pursues its goal principally through financial support of (a) the training and education of physicians and health care professionals, and (b) research to improve the safe, effective and compassionate delivery of medical care for the benefit of the community as a whole.

MICA grant recipients


The first four MICA scholars: Meisje Burton, MD, MBA, Taylor Jenkins, MD, Chloe Wood, MD, and Jessica Worthington, MD.

Press release announcing the MICA Medical Foundation original gift to St. Joseph's in 2016:

MICA Medical Foundation pledges funding for new residency scholarship at St. Joseph's

MICA Medical Foundation (MMF) has pledged a gift of $278,000 to support medical education at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. The donation creates and funds a four-year scholarship for a highly qualified physician-in-training enrolled in the hospital’s obstetrics and gynecology residency program.

“The MICA Medical Foundation sought a partner to support physician training and to help fill the need for additional physicians in the community,” says Amy Silverthorn, MD, MMF board chair. “St. Joseph’s met the mission and goals of our organization. We look forward to working on this partnership ... Read entire article