OBST 7500

Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health Clerkship


Heidi Fods
Course Coordinator

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    Catalog Description:  This is the core clinical course in Ob/Gyn for Year Three medical students consisting of a four-week experience in obstetrics and gynecology. All students will meet for Problem-Based Learning sessions addressing clinical aspects involved in common obstetric and gynecological problems twice during the 4-week period. Students will participate in clinical procedures, deliveries and surgical operations. Students may be on a day/night float schedule or traditional call during L&D.

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    Required session attendance:

    Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode:  Vaires per site.  Content to cover 2 weeks general OB clinic, 1 week L&D and 1 week Gyn surgery.  Day/night float schedule or traditional call may apply to the rotation.

    Direct patient care:  Yes

    Consent Requirement:  Open to student scheduling

    Course Objectives:  This course will introduce the student to the practice of obstetrics and gynecology and care of the female patient. Objectives for the course are:

    • Students will develop competence in performing and documenting the medical interview and physical examination of women, incorporating ethical, social and diversity perspectives to deliver culturally appropriate care.
    • Students will develop competence in performing a complete breast and pelvic examination.
    • Students will develop an understanding of the role of preventative care for women.
    • Students will acquire knowledge regarding the diagnosis of common Obstetric and Gynecologic conditions and diseases, and will formulate management/therapeutic plans for these conditions.

    Graded Components:

    • Clinical assessment by attending
    • Attendance at Orientation and required lectures
    • Participation in Problem-Based Learning Sessions
    • NBME Shelf Exam

    Grading Scale: P/N


    Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed

    Limited to Student Type:  No

    Course equivalency:  INMD 7205 (RPAP), INMD 7214 (MetroPAP), INMD 7416 (EPAC), INMD 7355 (HeLIX), INMD 7114 (REACH), INMD 7712 (FLIIC)

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