Acceptance into the elective is by application only.
All applications must be submitted through the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS).
The department of obstetrics and gynecology provides care for the complete range of obstetrical and gynecological conditions, including some of the region’s most complicated obstetrical and gynecological cases. As such, the department provides opportunities for medical students to experience and participate in the care of women with a variety of conditions, including normal and high risk pregnancies, well woman care, urinary and pelvic floor dysfunction, infertility, gynecologic preinvasive disease and cancer, benign gynecologic neoplasms, menopause, and gynecologic bleeding abnormalities.
The department provides family-centered obstetrics care throughout normal pregnancies and deliveries. A team of obstetricians, perinatologists, and neonatologists provides high-risk obstetric care. Our commitment is to provide expert care for both the short-stay mother and baby after a normal delivery and the high-risk mother and critically ill baby
For women with gynecological cancer, evaluation and care is directed by our gynecologic oncologist, in the division of gynecologic oncology. This includes initial evaluation, surgery, radiation oncology and chemotherapy.
The division of reproductive endocrinology & infertility provides a full range of services and supports a fellowship. In-vitro fertilization and other assisted reproductive technologies are available.
The maternal-fetal medicine division provides inpatient and outpatient consultation and management for high-risk conditions of pregnancy. Medical students are exposed to techniques of antenatal diagnosis and comprehensive ultrasound and will participate in the evaluation of patients in the office and hospital.
Our division of urogynecology offers evaluation and treatment of female pelvic floor disorders, pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, and many other conditions. Medical students are exposed to medical and surgical techniques for management of these problems.
Goals & objectives
Clerkships and rotations are clinically oriented but anchored in a solid background of didactic material enabling the student to integrate and correlate clinical material. During the rotation, students will attend various lectures to help meet educational needs appropriate for their level of training. Additional lectures, group discussions and grand rounds during the week round out the OB/GYN experience. Students are also assigned presentations to prepare and present.
Electives for fourth-year allopathic or osteopathic medical students are available in general OB/GYN, maternal-fetal medicine, urogynecology, reproductive endocrinology, and gynecologic oncology. These are generally four weeks in length. Some of the conditions students will experience and participate in providing care include:
- Normal and abnormal labor
- Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy
- Diabetes in pregnancy
- Multiple gestation
- Obstetrical ultrasound
- Obstetrical hemorrhage
- Thyroid disease in pregnancy
- Cesarean delivery
- Vaginal delivery
- Asthma in pregnancy
- Prenatal care
- Thromboembolic disease in pregnancy
- Well-woman care
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Bleeding abnormalities
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Early pregnancy loss
- Abnormal pap smear and cervical dysplasia
- Ovarian neoplasms
- Pelvic pain
- Operative and peri-operative management
- Gynecologic malignancies
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Urinary incontinence