Electives - Infertility
Course Number: OBG401
Sergio Oehninger, M.D.
Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine
Periods Offered: October, December March, and May
Duration: 4 weeks
Number of Students: 1
Student Level: 3rd and 4th years
Night Call: No
Prerequisite: Ob/Gyn Clerkship
Other Participants: Dr. David Archer, Dr. Laurel Stadtmauer and Dr. Silvina Bocca
Report First Day: The Jones Institute Building
Course Description: Experience will be provided in history taking and examination of new and established patients presenting with various problems of female endocrinology and/or infertility. Cases will be discussed with the senior faculty advisor. During the course, the student will be expected to become familiar with a broad range of topics involving endocrinology and/or infertility. Reading and literature review will be encouraged. There is opportunity to be involved with surgery depending on experience and desire of the student.
Distribution of Student’s Effort: Patient Contact: 100% Outpatient
- To obtain an overall impression of the type of gynecology seen in the field of reproductive endocrinology and infertility with special emphasis on In Vitro Fertilization and Ovulation Induction.
- To review basic knowledge in reproductive endocrine physiology.
- To relate pathology of reproduction to defective physiology.
- To take an adequate history of patients with reproductive endocrine problems.
- To know how to evaluate the endocrine status by clinical skills, BBT, cervical mucus, and vaginal smear.
- To understand the principles of selectively ordering a laboratory test for the differential diagnosis of reproductive endocrine problems.
Evaluation: 100% Clinical