Sub-internship in Urogynecology

Director(s): Erik Alexander, Jeannine Miranne
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Offered: Full time every month.
Location: BWH - Brigham and Women's Hospital (23)
Open to Exclerks: Yes (may be restricted for international students)
Description: This course will expose you to all facets of Urogynecology/pelvic floor disorders focusing on outpatient evaluation and surgical and non-surgical treatment of urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and defecatory dysfunction. Current clinical and basic science will be introduced where applicable. You will have the opportunity to participate with the Urogynecology faculty in clinic and in the operating room at BWH, Newton-Wellesley Hospital (NWH), and Faulkner Hospital (FH). There will be opportunities to observe urodynamic testing, cystoscopy, pessary care, bladder instillations, posterior tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS), and potentially pelvic floor physical therapy. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to scrub and assist in the operating room both at BWH and FH with 2 different Urogynecologists.
Incorporation of Basic Science Content and Evidence-Based Medicine:
You will utilize Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery: Clinical Practice and Surgical Atlas, edited by RG Rogers, VW Sung, R Thakar, and CB Iglesia, as your primary text. This text will be supplemented with current literature on both basic science developments in Urogynecology and the evidence base for current clinical practice.
Grade Criteria:
Honors with Distinction:
consistently outstanding evaluations from evaluators in all areas
excellent evaluations from most or all evaluators in most or all areas
Satisfactory performance on evaluations from most evaluators
significant deficiencies and/or concerns in at least two areas from at least two evaluators