GYN 700 Clerkship in Gynecology-Obstetrics, 6 credits

This six-week clinical clerkship offers each student an opportunity for personal firsthand experience in the care of both normal and abnormal pregnancy.

Experience gained by working with patients is reviewed in group conferences and on ward rounds.

Concepts not readily observed during the direct patient contact are emphasized in special conferences.

The student is provided with an opportunity to develop clinical skills under adequate supervision in the areas of:

  • history taking,
  • pelvic examination,
  • special diagnostic procedures,
  • differential diagnosis,
  • observation and support of patients in labor,
  • aiding and then conducting actual delivery, and
  • assisting at gynecologic operations. 

Each student has an opportunity to participate in the active care of patients both in inpatient wards and in the outpatient clinics.

Students who develop an interest in clinical or basic investigation are encouraged to pursue their interests.

Four-week elective periods during the fourth year may provide either additional clerkship experience or opportunity to pursue investigative interests.

GYN-700 is a required six-week block in the third year.

Prerequisite: MS3 (this is a required third year clerkship)

Blocks: 1-4

Clerkship Director: Faye Justicia-Linde, MD

Course Coordinator: Colleen Stewart