Obstetrics and Gynecology offers both hospital-based and outpatient experiences for medical students. Our electives allow students to work one-on-one with attendings and residents to provide an in-depth look into our program.


We aim to provide the best clerkship experience during the third year of medical school and inspire students to consider a career in OB-GYN. We pledge to:

  • Provide the education needed to pass the SHELF exam
  • Provide exposure to the day-to-day responsibilities of an obstetrician/gynecologist
  • Increase awareness of the special needs of the female patient, including careful choice of language in discussing sensitive issues
  • Teach proper procedures in the operating room including the prevention of exposure and the maintenance of a sterile field
  • Produce an organized history and physical examination for both an OB and GYN patient
  • Provide comprehensive training in the performance of clinical skills such as:
    • pelvic and breast exams
    • vaginal deliveries
    • C-section delivery assistance
    • hysterectomy (by laparoscopy and laparotomy) assistance
    • routine prenatal care
    • annual gynecologic exams
  • Promote 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 foster 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 more information about what we offer, please see the OB-GYN student log book.


If you are interested in our program, please consider applying for one of the OB-GYN M4 electives. Electives can be offered almost any time of year as schedules are not strictly established. Current students have priority, and they fill on a first-come, first-served basis. The full elective is four weeks long, but exceptions can be made for two weeks of credit if this works better with your schedule.

Electives offered include:

  • Acting internship in OB/GYN
  • Acting internship in high-risk obstetrics
  • Infertility
  • Benign gynecology
  • Reproductive genetics
  • Urogynecology