Obstetrics & Gynecology

Obstetrics and Gynecology.

This is a six-week experience that combines experiences in the labor and delivery suite, operating room, inpatient services, and ambulatory clinics in order to explose students to the care of ambulatory and hospitalized obstetrical and gynecological patients. Students will complete the rotation at one of the following sites: Saint Barnabas Hospital Health System (Bronx, NY), Staten Island University Hospital (Staten Island, NY).

Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship Learning Objectives:

  • Obtain an accurate medical history on female patients including reproductive and gynecological history

  • Perform an accurate physical and pelvic examination on female patients

  • Identify appropriate diagnostic tests in the evaluation of patients with gynecological conditions

  • Use the data from the medical interview and physical examination as well as supporting evidence to formulate a differential diagnosis for patients with obstetric and gynecologic illnesses

  • Complete a write up that includes clinical information from the medical interview and physical examination, a differential diagnosis, and appropriate initial treatment plan

  • Be familiar with common procedures used in the evaluation and treatment of female patients with obstetric/gynecological conditions

  • Engage in self-directed learning

  • Respond appropriately to feedback

  • Prepare effective patient write-ups

  • Deliver effective oral presentations

  • Work effectively and collaboratively with other members of the health care team

  • Communicate effectively and respectfully with patients and their families across a broad range of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds

  • Demonstrate respect and compassion in the care of all patients

  • Demonstrate honesty and integrity in all professional activities

  • Describe the resources in the health care setting and in the community that would provide optimal care for patients.

  • Recognize approaches to collaborative and team-based care for patients

  • Recognize the impact of social determinants of health on an individual patient