OB505M.3

Gynecologic Oncology and Pathology

Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Sites: MGH
Directors: Goodman, Annekathryn; Tambouret, Rosemary Hoffman; Young, Robert Henry
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Offered: Full time every month.
Open to Exclerks: Yes (may be restricted for international students)
Description:
-The student will function as a sub intern on the gyn oncology service at MGH during the 4 week block. This involves the following:
--Rounding with the house staff and following individually assigned patients
--Scrubbing in surgical cases every day
--Spending one session per week in the outpatient gyn oncology practice
--Spending two sessions with the gyn pathologist in intensive pathology review

-The student will attend all the weekly gyn oncology conferences which are:
--Monday - Surgical Teaching conference 7 am,;
--Monday - Gynecologic Oncology Didactic Lecture 5:30pm
--Tuesday - Combined Gyn Benign Gyn Oncology Case review
--Wednesday 7 am Gyn Oncology Tumor Board
--Thursday OB GYN didactics 7:30-8:30 am
--Thursday OB GYN Grand Rounds 8:30 am
--Friday Gyn Oncology Chemotherapy Meeting
Learning Goals:
-Develop a knowledge of Gynecologic Cancers.
-What are the stages for the four major gynecologic cancers: cervical, endometrial, ovarian/fallopian tube, and vulvar?
-What are the standard treatment regimens for each cancer?
Understand the four main complications of gynecologic cancers and its treatments: anemia, infection, thrombosis, bowel obstruction.
Develop a basic understanding of gynecologic cancer pathology.
What are the psychosocial consequences of gynecologic cancers?
Incorporation of Basic Science Content and Evidence-Based Medicine:
-BAsics science and evidence based medicine are incorporated through daily educational meetings, and lectures on the topics.
Evaluation:
The grade is based on the students participation in the activities of the gyn oncology service The student will give a presentation on a topic in gyn oncology to the group at the end of the rotation
Grade Criteria:
High Honors:
Attendance at all conferences
Final presentation
Participation in patient care
Outstanding performance
Honors:
Attendance at all conferences
Final presentation
Participation in patient care
Satisfactory Performance
Satisfactory:
Attendance at all conferences
Final presentation
Participation in patient care
Adequate performance
Unsatisfactory:
lack of attendance and participation in the gynecologic oncology servcie
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