During the medical student rotation in Obstetrics and Gynecology, we hope to provide the best clerkship experience during the third year of medical school and inspire students to consider a career in OB/GYN. We also pledge to:
- Provide the didactic information required to pass the SHELF exam.
- Provide the opportunity to see the professional diversity within the specialty through exposure to the day-to-day responsibilities of an OB-GYN.
- Increase sensitivity and awareness of the special needs of the female patient, including careful choice of language in discussing sensitive issues.
- Learn proper procedures in the operating room, including means of preventing “splash” exposures, needle-stick injuries, and maintenance of a sterile field.
- Produce a well-thought-out and organized H&PE for both an OB and GYN patient.
- Achieve confidence in the performance of certain clinical skills such as pelvic and breast exams, vaginal deliveries, assisting in C-section deliveries, assisting in hysterectomies (by both laparoscopy and laparotomy), routine prenatal care and annual GYN exams.
- Awareness of potentially life-threatening medical conditions involving OB-GYN patients, including appropriate diagnosis and treatment.
- Develop and/or practice techniques for delivering “bad news” to patients in an empathetic and sensitive way.
- Continue to develop outstanding professional behavior in all aspects of daily activities, inside and outside the hospital.
- Provide a fair and objective evaluation of student performance, including fund of knowledge, professional behavior, and clinical skills both during and at the end of the rotation.
For a more in depth look at what we offer, please view our OB/GYN Student Log Book and Syllabus.