OB510M.3

Maternal Fetal Medicine

Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Elective)
Sites: MGH
Directors: Riley, Laura E.
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Offered: Full time one month
Open to Exclerks: Yes (may be restricted for international students)
Description:
The student will function as a sub intern on the maternal-fetal medicine service at MGH as part of a three person team which includes the maternal fetal medicine(MFM) specialist, the MFM fellow and the sub intern. The activities will include: Participating in daily sign out rounds of laboring and complicated postpartum patients Rounding daily on the antepartum service Labor and delivery night call 1x per week to allow participation in deliveries Scrubbing on select MFM surgical cases Spending 4 outpatient sessions doing MFM consultation with MFM attendings and seeing patients in the MFM practice Spending 2-3 outpatient sessions doing genetics, obstetric ultrasound and general obstetrics The student will also attend all weekly MFM conferences including: Perinatal Morbidity/Mortality conference, Ob/Gyn resident didactics, Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds, Ob Case Reviews, Perinatal Conference, MFM fellow didactics, Perinatal NICU rounds
Learning Goals:
Be familiar with the basic physiology of pregnancy

Be familiar with the diagnosis and treatment of common antenatal obstetric complications such as preeclampsia, preterm labor, placental abnormalities and multiple gestation

Be familiar with the potential neonatal outcomes of common obstetric complications

Be familiar with the implications of certain medical conditions in pregnancy such as sexually transmitted diseases, obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and psychiatric disorders with an emphasis on pre pregnancy counseling
Incorporation of Basic Science Content and Evidence-Based Medicine:
Basic science and evidence-based medicine are incorporated through daily education lectures and are a particular focus of perinatal conference.
Evaluation:
Students will be evaluated based upon their participation in the activites of the MFM service. They will be expected to present succinctly all of their patients when required for board rounds or multispecialty rounds. In addition, the student will give a presentation on an MFM topic at perinatal conference.
Grade Criteria:
High Honors:
Consistent High Honors evaluations from all faculty and select evaluators from ultrasound, genetics and labor and delivery.

Honors:
Consistent Honors evaluations from all faculty and select evaluators from ultrasound, genetics and labor and delivery.

Satisfactory:
Consistent Satisfactory evaluations from all faculty and select evaluators from ultrasound, genetics and labor and delivery.

Unsatisfactory:
Fails to meet the minimum standards expected of a 4th year student with deficits in fund of knowledge, participation in MFM activities, communications and interpersonal skills
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