OBST 7542



Heidi Fods
Course Coordinator

Curriculum Focus
Clinical Level
MS Year
Terms Offered

Successful completion of MS3 core clerkships


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:  Does Not Apply

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

Grading Scale:  H/E/S/N

Allow repetition of course:  Repetition not allowed

Course equivalency:  Does not apply