Obstetrics and Gynecology

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is concerned with women’s health, particularly as it may be affected by childbearing.

The program involves clerkships in the Buffalo General, Erie County Medical Center, Children’s, Millard Fillmore, Sisters of Charity, and Mercy hospitals. The gynecologic services of the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center are also included.

Course Descriptions

  • GYN 700 Clerkship in Gynecology-Obstetrics, 6 credits
    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.
  • GYN 800 Subinternship in Gynecology-Obstetrics, 4 credits
    This clerkship is comprised of predominantly inpatient experience, but participation in the outpatient clinic and emergency room is available. The clerkship will be part of the health care team comprised of the house staff and the attending staff and will assist in providing general obstetrical and gynecological care.
  • GYN 810 Gynecologic Oncology, 4 credits
    The intent of this rotation is to help students gain experience in methods of treatment and diagnosis of patients with gynecologic cancer.
  • GYN 821 Subinternship in Clinical Gynecology-Obstetrics, 4 credits
    The goals of this rotation are to allow the students to observe and participate in the clinical management of obstetric and gynecologic patients.
  • GYN 823 Sub-internship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, 4 credits
    The sub-internship in maternal-fetal medicine is designed to provide the fourth year student with experience in complicated pregnancy management.
  • GYN 829 Reproductive Endocrinology, 4 credits
    This elective is offered to fourth-year medical students who wish to gain experience in all aspects of reproductive endocrinology.
  • GYN 835 Caring for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Patients, 4 credits
    This elective will focus on learning about comprehensive care for transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) patients. Medical education has historically neglected this population which has led to significant health inequities and diminishing trust in the healthcare system. The majority of student’s time will be spent in the outpatient setting at Evergreen Health Services (EHS) learning how to conduct an appropriate and sensitive history and physical for TGNC patients and further develop their understanding of management of hormone therapy.
  • GYN 840 Preceptorship in Gynecology and Obstetrics, 4 credits
    The goal of this course is aimed at an expansion of knowledge gained in the third-year clerkship by providing special opportunities to refine, develop and practice those skills which relate directly to the delivery of care in obstetrics and gynecology.
  • GYN 890 Course at Other University, 4 credits
    By arrangement with other university and chairman of Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the School of Medicine.
  • GYN 950 Research, 4 credits
    Students may have an opportunity to work with a faculty member on an ongoing research project or a research project of their own.


Medical Student Education Coordinator

Colleen E. Stewart

Clerkship Coordinator

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Phone: 716-323-0614

Email: cestewar@buffalo.edu