College of Medicine MD Curriculum

Gynecologic Oncology Acting Internship

Title of Clerkship: Gynecologic Oncology Acting Internship

Elective Year(s): Fourth Year Elective – Acting Internship

Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Type of Elective: Clinical

Clerkship Site: ProMedica Toledo Hospital and Parkway Surgical Centers

Course Number: OBGY 711

Blocks Available: ALL

Number of Students/ Block: 1

Faculty: Aleia Crim, MD, Kathleen Essel, MD, Anjalika Gahndhi, MD, Adam Walter, MD, 

Elective Description/ Requirements:
The student will participate in the field of gynecology oncology by providing care for women with gynecologic cancer. The student will be integrated into the gynecologic oncology service as an acting intern on the team and be involved with outpatient clinics, inpatient care and surgery. The student will be exposed to all areas of gynecologic oncology: outpatient and inpatient care of patients, oncologic surgery, chemotherapy, pathology, radiology and radiation oncology. A 30-minute presentation of a literature review on a gynecologic oncology related topic is required.

Length of Clerkship: 4 Weeks

Educational Course Objectives and Links to EPOs:

  1. Collect independently both focused and comprehensive patient histories from a gynecologic oncology patient. (EPOs: PC1)
  2. Perform independently both focused and comprehensive physical examinations for a gynecology oncology patient. (EPOs: PC1)
  3. Prepare organized, appropriately focused and accurate oral presentations. (EPOs: IPC1, IPC2)
  4. Document a clinical encounter in the electronic health record (e.g., H&P, daily progress note, orders, d/c summary). (EPOs: PC1)
  5. Integrate diagnostic and clinical information to formulate a primary and complete differential diagnosis. (EPOs: PC6, PC7)
  6. Construct a concise and succinct patient handoff. (EPOs: IPC1, IPC2)
  7. Develop a prioritized management plan with the health care team for a patient on the gynecology oncology service and describe a rationale for the clinical plan. (EPOs: PC7, PIC6, PC9, SBP5)
  8. Apply the principles of health systems science in addressing clinical care issues for your patients. (EPOs: SBP1, SBP2, SBP3, SBP5, PB1)
  9. Incorporate feedback, self-reflection and improvement into daily practice. (EPOs: PBL1, PBL3)
  10. Demonstrate competency of basic surgical skills. (EPOs: PC5)

Professionalism: UT/COMLS students will meet or exceed the institutional standards for professionalism as stated in the current Educational Program Objectives and the current Educational Course Objectives for the Sponsoring Department.

Instructional Methods:

  1. Lecture: Weekly didactics with residents/attending including Grand Rounds
  2. Pathology: Tumor Conference twice monthly
  3. Intraoperative instruction
  4. Required readings
  5. Clinical experience – participation in inpatient rounds with gynecology oncology attending and team, office care of gynecology oncology patients, gynecology oncology surgeries, tumor board attendance and call coverage
  6. Conferences – Grand Rounds, M&M, Journal Club, Tumor Board and Resident Didactic teaching sessions

Evaluation Methods:

  1. Evaluation will be done by the Gynecologic Oncology attendings, residents or other attendings in all setting and incorporated into the AI Summative Evaluation.
  2. Oral presentation on oncology topic by the end of the rotation
  3. Completion of logs – Hours
  4. Completion of two new patient H&P’s (minimum).


  1. Successful completion of all third year required clerkships.
  2. Completion of required readings (see syllabus)
  3. Competency in knot tying and suturing

Special Requirements: Student will participate in 2-night calls with the 2nd year resident and the night team responsible for gynecology and gynecology oncology coverage.  Communicate with the Clerkship Coordinator to schedule.

Clerkship Director: Catherine Van Hook, MD

Clerkship Coordinator: Tammy Brittian
Phone Number: 419-291-3122

ECC Approved
April 2023

Last Updated: 6/1/23