As you learn to care for female patients, you’ll counsel them on matters related to growth and development, menstruation, contraception, pregnancy and preventive health.

This rotation teaches you how to conduct evidence-based women’s health screenings, including those for domestic violence and sexual abuse.

Over the course of this rotation you’ll better understand women’s medical and psychosocial needs and learn how to harness support for your patients’ health.

You’ll become proficient at interpreting:

  • abnormal breast ultrasounds and mammograms
  • abnormal cervical cytologies
  • cervical biopsy/ECC pathology reports
  • cervical cultures/STD results
  • endometrial biopsy reports
  • pelvic ultrasounds

You’ll receive broad exposure to gynecologic issues at Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, where you’ll be supervised by the program director of UB’s obstetrics-gynecology residency. 

Procedures Learned

Your gynecology rotation will teach you how to perform:

  • cervical biopsies
  • cervical polypectomies
  • clinical breast examinations
  • dilation and curettage
  • dilation and evacuation
  • endocervical curettage
  • endometrial biopsies
  • intrauterine device placement and removal
  • microscopic slide analyses (KOH, wet prep)
  • pap smears
  • bimanual exams
  • pudendal nerve blocks
  • ultrasound exams in early pregnancy

You’ll learn the perisurgical management of:

  • hysteroscopy
  • hysterectomy
  • dilation and curettage
  • cystocele/rectocele repair
  • tubal ligation

Conditions Seen

You’ll learn how to diagnose and treat patients with:

  • breast disease
  • cervical dysplasia
  • gynecologic malignancy
  • infertility
  • irregular menstrual cycle
  • menopause
  • osteoporosis
  • polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • sexual dysfunction
  • urinary incontinence
  • infectious disease of the reproductive tract

Clinical Sites

Year Taken


Length of Rotation

4 weeks