Core Clerkship Obstetrics/Gynecology

Credits: 6 CREDITS (Clinical Core)
Sites: BIDMC
Director(s): Celeste Royce
Prerequisites: Year III standing
Location: BIDMC - BI-Deaconess Medical Center (5)
Open to Exclerks: No (HMS only)
Description: This course exposes the student to general OB/GYN as well as the subspecialty and primary care aspects of the field. One week is spent in the ambulatory setting, 2 weeks in labor and delivery, and 2 weeks in the gynecologic operating room and one week with the gynecologic oncology service. The ambulatory experience utilizes a preceptor model in which each student is paired with a faculty preceptor in order to enhance continuity. Students also have ambulatory experiences to expose then to OB/GYN subspecialties, including reproductive endocrinology, maternal fetal medicine, gynecology, oncology, genetics, and general Obstetrics and Gynecology. Gynecology experiences include operative gynecology, gynecologic oncology, urogynecology, family planning, and reproductive endocrine and infertility. Labor and delivery experiences include low and high risk obstetrics. Every Wednesday student seminars are scheduled on key topics to complement the clinical experience. All students will meet mid clerkship with one of the clerkship directors to provide and receive feedback as well as an exit interview at the end of the rotation. Evaluation includes clinical performance, oral examination and written examination.