Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship

Course Director

Debra Taubel, MD
(212) 746-2640

Associate Course Director

Tirsit S. Asfaw
(212) 746-3376

Course Coordinator

Brenda Revella

Course Goals

During this clerkship, students will be expected to develop the knowledge and skills needed to diagnose and treat conditions related to women's primary and preventive health care, health care screening and well-woman care. In addition, special attention will be paid to medical and surgical conditions of the female reproductive system, and conditions related to pregnancy.

Course Description

This is a 6 week clerkship offered at three sites - New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York Hospital Queens and The Methodist Hospital Houston. At all three sites students rotate through obstetrics, gynecology (benign and gyn oncology) and ambulatory care. There are on-call responsibilities at each site.

Student Responsibilities
  • The student is expected to be a functional part of the health care team, in whatever setting he/she is assigned.
  • The students will be involved in surgical procedures when appropriate, in deliveries on the labor floor, in assessing patients in the ED and in providing care for the patients on the inpatient floors.
  • The students will be involved in the care of ambulatory patients, both gynecologic and obstetric, and will be performing outpatient procedures under supervision when appropriate. (ie PAPs, bedside sonography, suture removal)
  • The student will have all required activities described during the orientation session on the first day of the rotation, as well as the grading system used for the final grade for the course.

Didactic Sessions

Lectures, small group sessions/PBLs and tutor groups are all mandatory. In addition, site specific attending rounds, morning report and grand rounds are part of the academic sessions students are expected to attend.

Evaluation, Examinations and Grading

Clinical evaluations will be submitted from attendings and residents with whom the student has worked. The final course grade is calculated based on these evaluations along with the scores from the final oral and written examinations and a patient write-up. The formula used to calculate the grade is on the course page in canvas.

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