Busy Labor and Delivery unit in Brooklyn which had large residency program as well; Off-site Out patient center also busy.
Out patient clinics in Williamsburg and Fort Greene were almost always nonstop. Many patients spoke Spanish exclusively, So I learned functional "Ob Spanish." Supportive Midwifery Director, but some personnel challenges in clinics remained, especially in Fort Greene center. Flow of patients not conducive to positive experience at that center.
In-patient - more... at Brooklyn Hospital was a mixed bag; lots of autonomy and if needed, MD support. But unit was run with very high intervention for laboring mothers to benefit the residents at the expense of the mothers. Nursing staff was cold and not at all c ... - less