Electives - Acting Internship - Obstetrics and Gynecology

Course Number: OBG400

Offered By: Khaled Sakhel, M.D. 
Department of Ob/Gyn 
(757) 446-7900
Location: Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, DePaul
Periods Offered: July-May
Duration: 4 weeks
Number of Students: 1
Student Level: 4th Year

Night Call: Yes

Report First Day: Hofheimer Hall, 3rd floor, 8 a.m.

Course Description: This elective permits the assumption of greater patient responsibility on the part of the medical student, in both the outpatient and inpatient settings. This elective is recommended if a student is interested in pursuing a residency in OB/GYN and desire more in depth exposure to the specialty. The faculty will be pleased to attempt to tailor a program to the student’s particular interest, but the basic usual expectation should be advanced clinical management and reinforcement of cognitive material and problem-solving skills. The student will function as an “acting intern.”

Distribution of Student’s Effort: Patient Contact: 70% Inpatient, 30% Outpatient; 14 hrs/wk rounds; 7 hrs/wk conferences/lectures; 8 hrs/wk study/reading time; 10 hrs/wk faculty contact time


  1. Increase and reinforce the basic core knowledge of Obstetrics and Gynecology as detailed in clerkship objectives.
  2. To increase skills in clinical evaluation and management judgments.
  3. To increase technical skills in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  4. To gain greater competence in ambulatory care and treatment.

Evaluation: 35% oral exam/case presentation; 65% clinical observation