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Obstetrics & Gynecology

Duration: 2-4 week rotation
Course Offered: Throughout the year

Rotation Overview: Obstetrics & Gynecology

This course is designed to present to the student the essential aspects of prenatal obstetrical care and routine office gynecological care. In addition, students should become familiar with the conduct of both normal and abnormal labor and delivery. The student will be assigned patients in each of these areas. The student will help manage and assist with deliveries of laboring patients. The student personally will conduct normal deliveries with supervision and will follow patients through their postpartum care. The student will make rounds with the residents assigned to the service, as well as with the course instructors. The student will attend all regularly scheduled prenatal and gynecological clinics, as well as all regularly scheduled obstetrical and gynecological conferences and rounds. The student will be instructed in the immediate neonatal care of the newborn.

Education Objectives: Obstetrics & Gynecology

Upon completion of this course, it is expected that students will be able to examine and evaluate routine gynecological patients presenting for office consultation. Students should be able to take a complete history and perform an adequate pelvic examination with cancer-screening smears. Additionally, students should be thoroughly familiar with the prenatal management of normal obstetrical patients. Students will have conducted the delivery of several normal patients with supervision and should be able to manage the postpartum care of normal obstetrical cases.

Students Report To:

Melissa Owens
Medical Student Coordinator

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