Lisa Jane Jacobsen, MD, and Anne Stoklosa.

“Our department plays an important role in your predoctoral education. It offers clinical training with standardized patients as well as direct clinical experience in the care of both normal and abnormal pregnancies,” says faculty member Lisa Jane Jacobsen, MD, left, shown with medical student Anne Stoklosa.

Medical Student Education

Our faculty play an active role in your predoctoral education, teaching you across all four years of medical school.

Comprehensive Education in Preclinical Years

During the two-year Clinical Practice of Medicine course, you will hear lectures on the gynecologic exam and participate in small-group practical sessions, precepted by our faculty and residents, to learn how to perform breast and pelvic exams with standardized patients.

In the Endocrine and Reproductive Systems and Life Cycle course, faculty from our department give lectures on female reproductive health and pregnancy, focusing on relevant anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and pathology.


We hold weekly conferences, which we encourage you to attend. Our city-wide grand rounds are a comprehensive review of the diagnosis, pathophysiology and management of issues in women’s primary health care as well as gynecology, obstetrics and the subspecialties of the field. Both the clinical and basic sciences are emphasized.

Through lectures and presentations, we’ll teach you evidence-based, patient-centered care and keep you current on developments in our field.

Grand rounds feature special presentations by visiting faculty, as well as our own department faculty and residents.

Multitude of Opportunities During Clinical Years

We direct the third-year gynecology and obstetrics clerkship, leading didactic sessions and training you at our clinical sites.

Our department also offers an elective in gynecologic oncology to help you gain experience in methods of treatment and diagnosis of patients with gynecologic cancer, among many other obstetrics and gynecology electives.

The Generalist Scholars Program is designed for fourth-year students interested in specialties that provide primary care, including obstetrics and gynecology, and who indicate a preference for staying in Buffalo. Our department accepts one applicant each year. 

If you are accepted into the program you will attend a continuity clinic throughout the year with your own patient panel. You also will be expected to conduct a research project and give a poster presentation of the results at the annual Scholarly Exchange Day.

Students from preclinical and clinical classes have participated in clinical and basic science research with residents and faculty from our department. You are encouraged to contact our department to learn more about research opportunities.

  • Third-Year Clerkship
    In your third year, you will complete a six-week gynecology-obstetrics clerkship that gives you direct clinical experience in the care of both normal and abnormal pregnancies in inpatient wards as well as outpatient clinics.
  • Elective Courses
    Our electives let you pursue clinical and research experiences tailored to your interests. You can select intensive experiences in a variety of areas, including reproductive endocrinology, maternal-fetal medicine and clinical gynecology-obstetrics.
  • Research Opportunities
    When you collaborate with our world-class faculty researchers, you’ll explore innovative ways to treat patients and advance health care.
  • OB/GYN Interest Group
    The ObGyn Medical Student Interest Group is a student-run interest group that provides activities that furnish students with a greater understanding of the vast and exciting field of obstetrics and gynecology.

Contact Us

Medical Student Education Director

Justicia-Linde, Faye

Faye Justicia-Linde, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Conventus 1001 Main Street, 5th Floor Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 323-0615; Fax: (716) 323-0594


Medical Student Education Coordinator

Colleen E. Stewart

Clerkship Coordinator

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Phone: 716-323-0614