Electives - Benign Gynecology

Course Number: OBG407
Offered by: Stephen Davis, MD
Department of Ob/Gyn
Hofheimer Hall, Suite 310
Norfolk, VA 23507
(757) 446-7900

Location: Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
Periods Offered: July-May
Duration: 4 weeks
Number of Students: 1
Student Level: 4th Year
Night Call: No

Other Participants: Dr. Gayatri Kapur

Report First Day: Hofheimer Hall, Suite #310, 7:45 a.m.

Course Description: The purpose of this elective is to provide the students with further experience in inpatient and outpatient benign gynecology. The student will function as a “sub-intern” in the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of women with various gynecologic problems. It will include both inpatient and outpatient experiences, with participation in clinics, gynecologic surgeries, and ongoing inpatient care.

Distribution of Student’s Effort: Patient Contact: 75% Outpatient, 25% Inpatient; 10 hrs/wk rounds; 3-4 hrs/wk conferences; at least 15 hrs/wk faculty contact time.


1. To increase knowledge and experience in the differential diagnosis and management of benign gynecologic diseases.
2. To gain practical experience with pelvic examination.
3. To gain experience with other modalities of outpatient and inpatient evaluation of common gynecologic problems.
4. To learn the indications for gynecologic surgical procedures.

Evaluation: 65% clinical observation, 35% written and oral presentation.