OBST 7542

Advanced OB/Gyn: Urogynecology


Heidi Fods
Course Coordinator

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Successful completion of MS3 core clerkships


    *For students taking this course during S1-F1 in 2021 in preparation for residency, students will take 2 weeks of this course and 2 weeks of OBST 7544.  For F2 going forward, this course will be the full 4 weeks.*

    Catalog Description:  Students will receive in-depth exposure to diagnosis and management of female pelvic floor disorders. It is recommended that students take this course in Period SP3 or SP4 of year 3 or during year 4. Students will be under the guidance of the Urogynecology faculty. Students will be involved in both the inpatient and outpatient care of Urogynecology practice including the diagnosis and treatment of: urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, fecal incontinence, pelvic and bladder pain. Students will see urodynamic studies, office and surgical cystoscopy, complex surgical correction of pelvic floor disorders including sacral neuromodulation, midurethral slings, and sacralcolpopexy.


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    Site Code

    Site Name



    Clinics and Surgery Center

    Urology Clinic

    UMMC - West Bank - East Building

    Students go to both sites

    Required session attendance:  

    Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode:  Students work closely with the Urogynecology Staff. Student will be involved with inpatient and outpatient care of the Urogynecology practice. Overnight call is not assigned, but can be taken at discretion of student.  Student schedule will be assigned prior to rotation.  Schedule will be a Monday - Friday schedule. Clinical and Surgical days may vary weekly.  Typical times are:

    • Clinic:  8:00am-5:00pm
    • Surgical and Rounding:  7:00am - 5:00pm

    Direct patient care:  Yes

    Consent Requirement (arranged or open to student scheduling): Open to student scheduling

    Course Objectives: Students will have direct responsibility for the initial evaluation and counseling of patients and write and will be expected to write notes and orders documenting that care. By the end of this rotation, students will:

    1. Understand the evaluation and treatment of urinary incontinence

    2. Discuss the nonsurgical and surgical management of pelvic organ prolapse

    3. Summarize the the risks and benefits of surgical treatment of female pelvic floor disorders

    Graded Components:  Clinical assessment by attending

    Grading Scale:  H/E/S/N


    Allow repetition of course:  Repetition not allowed

    Limited to Student Type:  No

    Course equivalency:  N/A

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    Course evaluation: MedHub