OBST 7500

Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health Clerkship


Heidi Fods
Course Coordinator

Curriculum Focus
Clinical Level
MS Year
Terms Offered



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.

Canvas Site


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Site Code

Site Name



Essentia Health - St. Mary's Medical Center

WE Health Clinic

Students can opt to experience a day at the WE Clinic in Duluth during their OBST 7500 rotation.


St. Luke's Hospital

Essentia Health - St. Mary's Medical Center

WE Health Clinic

Students may spend time at Essentia for scrub training, NICU, Maternal Fetal, and OB/GYN experiences.

Students can opt to experience a day at the WE Clinic in Duluth during their OBST 7500 rotation.

CO-1079 (ED)

John Haugen and Associates

M Health Fairview Southdale Hospital

Students placed at John Haugen may also spend time at Southdale.

MF-1022 (FED)

M Health Fairview Center for Women


MF-1045 (FL)

M Health Fairview Lakes


MF-1070 (FU)

UMMC - West Bank - Riverside Professional Building


HH-1001 (HC)

Hennepin County Medical Center


HH-1000 (HYB)

HYBRID at Hennepin County Medical Center


HP-1015 (RH)

Regions Hospital


CO-1003 (UN)

Allina Health Blaine Clinic

The Mother Baby Center at Mercy with Children's Minnesota

Abbott Northwestern Hospital

Students go to both Mercy/Blaine. Students placed at these sites may also spend time at Abbott NW.

RV-1000 (WA)

Ridgeview - Waconia Western OB/Gyn Ltd.



Clinics and Surgery Center - Maple Grove

Family Birth Center - Maple Grove Hospital

Students will go to both sites. At Maple Grove CSC, students will be at the Ambulatory Surgery Center (Floor 2) and at the OB/Gyn Clinic (Floor 1 - Check-in C).

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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Course evaluation:  MedHub