Aug 13, 2020  
Catalog 2018-2019 
Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

OBGYN 300 - Obstetrics and Gynecology

Mila Shah-Bruce, M.D., Clerkship Director

6 credit hours

In this 6-week clinical clerkship, the 3rd year medical student will be exposed to a broad variety of patients on the obstetrical and gynecologic services. They will participate in outpatient care of patients who are being seen for annual health maintenance, acute clinic with problems of both the obstetrical and gynecologic nature, routine OB clinics of both low and high-risk patients, gynecologic clinics encompassing the whole spectrum of gynecologic care from annual health maintenance to gynecologic oncologic conditions. They will also participate in inpatient care on gynecologic and obstetrical patients. This will include scrubbing in on surgeries under the supervision of the attending faculty and the house officers assigned to the services. The 3rd year student will rotate on the obstetrical service, which will consist of the Labor and Delivery rotation for one week. On the alternate week, they will be assigned to E. A. Conway Medical Center in Monroe under the direction of Dr. Curtis Sanders where they will participate in the care of both obstetrical and gynecologic patients. Students will also be assigned for 2 weeks in the Women’s Clinic for a variety of outpatient services that are provided. During their week in outpatient clinics, they will take call once or twice for Labor and Delivery at night. Students will also be assigned for 2 weeks to the gynecologic services. One week will be spent on the Benign GYN service where they will participate in both inpatient and outpatient care of patients with benign gynecologic conditions. One week will be spent on the GYN Oncologic service where they will, under the direction of our Gyn Oncology faculty, care for patients in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. This will include rotating at Willis-Knighton Medical Center to attend surgeries during that week with the gynecology faculty. Students on the Gyn service will take call in Labor during the weekends. Each week there will be a series of didactic lectures covering basic topics in obstetrics and gynecology. In addition, the students will participate in patient simulations using the birth simulator “NOELLE”. There will also be small group sessions to which the students will be assigned, including focused discussions with faculty members in reproductive endocrinology, high-risk obstetrics, and small group sessions in medical ethics in obstetrics and in safety.