Obstetrics & Gynecology

Core Clerkship in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Student in the simulation lab.

Student in the simulation lab.

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ObGyn) at The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences welcomes you to explore and gain a better understanding of the requirements and expectation of students who rotate through ObGyn.

The ObGyn Clerkship office is located at:
2142 N. Cove Blvd, Toledo Hospital,
3rd Floor Legacy Bldg., MS 1194 Toledo, OH 43606
Phone: 419.291.3122
Fax: 419.291.2621


Structure of the Clerkship

The Obstetrics and Gynecology (Ob/Gyn) clerkship is a six-week program designed to prepare students and to provide students an opportunity to master the knowledge of reproductive physiology, anatomy, management of pregnancy and the common gynecologic problems that affect women. The students are carefully preceptored in a variety of learning environments and are tutored in observing in the operating room. This clerkship includes both outpatient and inpatient exposures.  Our clerkship offers multiple clinical sites during the rotation.  Students may be scheduled at ProMedica Toledo Hospital and Ob/Gyn office sites, AHEC or Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.  Students who are scheduled at our ProMedica Toledo Hospital and Ob/Gyn office sites will be exposed to inpatient care at Toledo Hospital and their ambulatory experiences will be at various office practices in our community. Our students scheduled for their AHEC (Bellevue, Bryan, Lima or  Van Wert, Ohio) will spend most of the rotation at their specific site.  Riverside students will spend their entire rotation in Columbus. A unique part of this clerkship is weekly Clinical Based Learning sessions with faculty, which allow students to discuss patient management problems and basic science issues relating to women's health

During the course of the clerkship students will participate in  OSCE (modeled after the Clinical Skills [CS] examination) and Breast and Pelvic exam evaluation to their clinical skills.  In addition, students will take their NBME the last day of the rotation.

See the General Overview

Electives

Obstetrics and Gynecology offers several electives to our third- and fourth-year medical students. Elective descriptions can be found as follows:  


Clerkship Administration

Catherine Van Hook, MD

Catherine Van Hook, M.D.

Clerkship Director

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Benjamin White, D.O.

Benjamin White, D.O.

Assistant Clerkship Director

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Tammy Brittian

Tammy Brittian

Clerkship Coordinator 

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For more information, please contact:

Catherine Van Hook, M.D.
Clerkship Director
Third Floor, ProMedica Toledo Hospital, Legacy Building, 2142 N. Cove Blvd., MS 1194
catherine.vanhook@utoledo.edu
Phone: 419.291.3122
Fax: 419.291.2621

Tammy Brittian
Clerkship Coordinator
Third Floor, ProMedica Toledo Hospital, Legacy Building, 2142 N. Cove Blvd., MS 1194
tammy.brittian@utoledo.edu
Phone: 419.291.3122
Fax: 419.291.2621

Last Updated: 6/17/24