Sub Internship in Obstetrics

Sites: BIDMC
Director(s): Katharyn Atkins, Toni Golen
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Offered: Full time every month. Closed October 2016- March 2017
Location: BIDMCE - BI-Deaconess Med Ctr-East (1)
Open to Exclerks: US/Canadian
Description: The student will participate as an acting intern on the night team of the Obstetrical Service. He/she will admit patients on Labor and Delivery, assess status, perform pelvic examinations, perform initial screening ultrasound examinations, go to high risk clinic, fully participate and perform deliveries of uncomplicated patients under supervision, and participate in all rounds and conferences of the service. Selected interesting high risk patients will be offered as well. The subintern will also participate actively in any surgical procedures on his/her patients. Private, as well as clinic patients, will be available for care. The subintern will be on night shift Monday - Thursday. The student will also have the opportunity to complete a quality improvement project during the course and will have Friday - Sunday to work on it. The subintern will be responsible directly to the chief resident on Labor and Delivery and ultimately to the attending physician for each patient treated.
Incorporation of Basic Science Content and Evidence-Based Medicine:
a) The student will be required to demonstrate understanding of the basics in maternal and fetal physiology during pregnancy and labor. Futhermore, the student will be required to learn the basic principles of genetics as it pertains to the practice of modern obstetrics. b) The students will be exposed to an evidence-based approach to management of labor and delivery, antenatal testing and antepartum management.
Grade Criteria:
Honors with Distinction: Requirement for honors plus an additional report or participation in a research project Honors: Must demonstrate superior command of both basic and working obstetrical knowledge. In addition, must show a superior competency in basic clinical skills. Satisfactory: Demonstration of understanding and adequate skill in knowledge in obstetrics Unsatisfactory: Unable to perform at the level that is expected of a subintern.