Obstetrics & Gynecology

General Overview: OBGYN Medical Student Clerkship

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Students will acquire a basic fund of knowledge in Obstetrics and Gynecology (Ob/Gyn) an understanding and knowledge of reproductive physiology, anatomy, management of pregnancy and common gynecologic problems. Through our clerkship, these skills and experiences are learned during a mixture of inpatient and outpatient rotations.  These rotations provide opportunity to provide  care to patients experiencing normal and complicated pregnancies; seeking preventative care. 

a. students should acquire knowledge regarding:

  1. Preventive care in women's health.
  2. Major disease entities in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  3. Use of the Ob/Gyn medical literature and other sources of appropriate information.
  4. Techniques for breast and pelvic exams.

b. students should develop skills in:

  1. Acquisition, documentation and presentation of physical examinations in obstetrics and gynecology.
  2. Selection of appropriate diagnostic studies.
  3. Interpretation of laboratory and radiographic results and other data.
  4. Application of basic sciences and clinical medicine knowledge to patient care as they learn to develop diagnostic impressions and  treatment plans. 
  5. Observation of and performing as appropriate common Ob/Gyn procedures in obstetrics and gynecology. 

c. finally, students are expected to:

  1. Perform an accurate breast examination in a sensitive manner.
  2. Perform an accurate pelvic examination in a sensitive manner.
  3. Obtain a pertinent obstetric and gynecologic history for all patient encounters.
  4. Document a pertinent obstetric and or gynecologic exam for all patient encounters.
  5. Present a differential diagnosis and treatment plan for patients with common obstetrical or gynecologic concerns based on the history physical exam and lab and diagnostic study results (i.e., abnormal uterine bleeding, 3rd trimester bleeding and vaginal discharge).
  6. Explain how the normal physiologic changes in pregnancy effect the presentation and management of medical diagnoses in pregnancy (i.e. hypertension, diabetes and anemia).
  7. Present the evaluation differential diagnosis and treatment plan for a patient presenting with pelvic pain.
  8. Provide contraceptive counseling that is individualized to the patient's contraceptive needs.
  9. Demonstrate professional behaviors in all interactions.
Last Updated: 6/27/22