Medical Student Clerkship

This 8-week rotation aims to provide:

  1. Both in-patient and ambulatory experience to third year medical students in all areas of obstetrics and gynecology
  2. A sound background in obstetrics and gynecology that will enable them successfully sit for the licensing examinations and care for their female patients in their future practices


  1. To help students develop proficiency in eliciting a complete obstetrical history and performing a thorough physical examination.
  2. To help familiarize students with the:
  • Physiology and endocrinology of pregnancy.
  • Routine ante partum management of normal obstetrical patients.
  • Commonly encountered high risk obstetrical conditions such as diabetes in pregnancy, preeclampsia, and preterm delivery.
  • Management of labor and delivery in normal and select high risk obstetrical patients.
  • Postpartum care of all obstetrical patients.


  1. To aid the students in developing proficiency in eliciting a complete gynecologic history and performing non traumatic and accurate breast and pelvic examinations.
  2. To provide opportunity for students to develop proficiency in obtaining pap smears as well as the management of abnormal cervical cytology.
  3. To provide instruction in the pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnosis and management of benign and malignant gynecologic diseases.
  4. To enhance knowledge of pelvic anatomy.
  5. To provide exposure to common gynecologic conditions such as abnormal uterine bleeding, contraceptive care, pelvic masses and well woman care.
  6. To familiarize students with the common causes of infertility, the basic work-up of an infertile couple and common gynecologic endocrinology conditions such as polycystic ovarian syndrome and amenorrhea.