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    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
  Dec 18, 2017
Catalog 2016-2017

ELECT EOBON - Gyn Oncology

ELECTIVE DIRECTOR(S): Destin Black, M.D. PHONE: 318.675.5380
Senior clerkship director: Danielle Cooper, M.D. Phone: 318.675.5379
LOCATION OF ELECTIVE: LSU Health Sciences Center / University Health
ELECTIVE OFFERED DURING BLOCKS: Permission only from clerkship director

.5 credit

Primary Goals of Elective:

To obtain advanced clinical and surgical experience in inpatient and outpatient care of gynecologic oncology patients.

Specific Objectives:

The student will be able to:


1. (PC) Gather essential and accurate information about their patient.

2. (PC, MK) Identify and discuss common gynecologic malignancies, most cancer pathologic types, and general recommendations for treatment.

3. (PC, MK) Apply staging criteria to make informed recommendations about diagnostic and therapeutic interventions based on patient information and preferences, up to date scientific evidence and clinical judgment.

4. (I&CS, MK) Counsel and educate patients and their families concerning their specific gyn malignancy.

5. (MK) understand anatomic relationships as specific to different gyn malignancies and surgical techniques.

6. (P, SBP) Work constructively with all members of the healthcare team in order to arrange appropriate follow up , consults requested or surveillance for gyn onc patients. 

7. (P, SBP) Attend Tumor board to observe the team interaction of physicians and specialists to create management strategies for these tumor patients. 

8. (P) Demonstrate punctuality, appropriate demeanor, professionalism, compassion and personal appearance for patient interactions.

Resources for Learning:

Participating Faculty: Destin Black, M.D., Robin Lacour, M.D.

Residents on rotation will provide didactic lectures on gyn onc topics.

Text: Handbook for Principles and Practice of Gynecologic Oncology. Second Edition. Douglas A. Levine et al.

Recommended Resource: Berek and Hacker’s Gynecologic Oncology, 6th edition



The senior student will be evaluated by the faculty and /or residents who are assigned to the specific block period using a standard competency based evaluation form based on the above objectives.

The course is pass/fail.