OBGYN Bootcamp

Director(s): Katharyn Atkins, Celeste Royce
Offered: April Closed 2019-2020
Location: BIDMCE - BI-Deaconess Med Ctr-East (1)
Open to Exclerks: No (HMS only)
Description: OBGYN Boot Camp is an interactive, practically based curriculum designed to prepare fourth year medical students for internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology by helping students develop clinical skills in a safe, structured setting. Over a four week period, students will engage with OBGYN residents, attendings, nurse practitioners, and ancillary staff in a dedicated learning environment. The curriculum will provide students with skills needed to perform common obstetric and gynecologic procedures, make sound decisions regarding peri-operative management, perform vaginal delivery, manage shoulder dystocia, manage postpartum complications, and understand surgical anatomy. Additionally, a concentration on effective communication is provided so students can easily transition to and excel in their first year of residency. Students will be expected to attend department-sponsored Journal Club, Grand Rounds, Surgery Committee, and M&M conferences.Time for independent study is also provided. Special emphasis will be given to practice-based learning, with hands-on sessions including suture and knot-tying drills, surgical and obstetric scenarios, and laparoscopy skills. Students will be expected to participate in simulation sessions in which emergency scenarios commonly encountered while on-call will be presented to the students, allowing students to practice critical thinking skills, as well as independent and team-based evaluation and management of patients. Upon completion of this course, students will have reviewed, significantly extended, and refined their knowledge of gynecologic and obstetric procedures and common clinical scenarios. Participants will gain hands-on experience with common challenges faced by OBGYN residents and will improve confidence and clinical performance in preparation for internship.
Incorporation of Basic Science Content and Evidence-Based Medicine:
While most of the course has been designed as a practical course using the skills lab, specific lectures have been formulated to include a direct transition from basic science to applied clinical concepts in a structured clinical setting. Basic science and evidence-based medicine are incorporated into multiple didactic lectures regarding anesthesia in OBGYN, antibiotic use, common medications, surgical anatomy and concepts such as a practical approach to quality improvement and interpreting the literature. In addition to lecture format, evidence-based medicine is applied in practical sessions on surgical procedures, management of specific disease states, as well as ethics, recent advances and future developments in obstetrics and gynecology.
Grade Criteria:
Satisfactory/ Unsatisfactory