Obstetrics/Gynecology Core Clerkship
Credits: 6.00 CREDITS (Clinical Core)
Directors: Atkins, Katharyn Meredith; Ricciotti, Hope A.
Prerequisites: Year III standing
Time: 7:45 am
Location: Kirstein 317, BIDMC-East.
Night Call: OB to 11pm 2wkdays & 1wkend, GYN overnight 2wkdays & 1wkend, plus 1 Friday call OB-GYN
Open to Exclerks: No (HMS only)
This course exposes the student to general OB/GYN as well as the subspecialty and primary care aspects of the field. One week is spent in the ambulatory setting, 2 weeks in labor and delivery, and two weeks in the gynecologic operating room and inpatient gynecology service. The ambulatory experience utilizes a preceptor model in which each student is paired with a faculty preceptor in order to enhance continuity. Students also have ambulatory experiences to expose then to OB/GYN subspecialties, including reproductive endocrinology, maternal fetal medicine, gynecology, oncology, genetics, and general Obstetrics and Gynecology. Gynecology experiences include operative gynecology, gynecologic oncology, urogynecology, family planning, and reproductive endocrine and infertility. Labor and delivery experiences include low and high risk obstetrics. Three to four student seminars per week on key topics complement the clinical experience. Weekly rounds with the department chairman completes the experience. Evaluation includes clinical performance, oral examination and written examination.
Faculty preceptor and resident comments oral presentations and postclerkship written examination