4th Year Courses
Clerkship Director: Vicki Mendiratta, MD
|Goals:||To gain further knowledge and experience in the specialty or subspeciatly of Ob/Gyn|
|Schedules:||Varies by site|
|Conferences:||Grand Rounds and Resident Didactics|
|Presentations:||Present at least one topic to residents and attendings during the rotation|
|Readings/Texts:||Basic Ob/Gyn texts and readings are assigned|
|Evaluations:||Student performance evaluations are completed by preceptors, faculty attendings, and residents (see sample form in Reference section). Student evaluations of the site, faculty attending, preceptors, and residents are required prior to the student receiving a grade. Evaluation forms will be sent electronically at the end of the rotation.|
|Length/Credits:||Four weeks/Eight credits each rotation, unless otherwise noted|
638: Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington & Northern Idaho (Spokane, WA)
- History skills. Gather the important information that is needed for the Ob/Gyn history and complete a history in the medical record.
- Physical examination skills. Complete a pertinent physical exam for the evaluation of pregnancy. The student should demonstrate the ability to perform this pertinent physical examination while being observed by an attending physician.
- Knowledge/diagnostic and treatment skills: contraceptive options, sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy termination and contraceptive counseling.
- Attidude: demonstrate professional responsibility in working as a team member with other members of the Family Planning care team, patients, and families.
- Career/context: know the training/career pathway for Family Planning.
Students will be expected to gain experience in the following areas:
- STI check
- Early pregnancy check and ultrasound
- 1st Trimester Ultrasound
- Medical and surgical abortion
- Management of failed 1st trimester pregnancies
Faculty Contact: Denise Bayuszik, MD
681P & 683P: Gynecological Oncology Subspecialty
681-offered at UWMC (two students/section) and Swedish (one student/section); fulfills Surgery Selective requirement. UWMC available year-round. Swedish available Su, Au only.
683-offered in Boise, ID; one student/section; fulfills Surgery Selective requirement. available Su A, Au A, Wi A, Sp A only.
Objectives for all Gynecological Oncology Courses:
- The student will understand basic components of the evaluation, counseling, and management of women with gynecologic masses as well as pre-malignant and malignant gynecologic conditions.
- Students will acquire basic surgical skills and be exposed to complex surgical procedures for treatment of gynecologic oncology patients.
- The student will describe adjuvant therapies used in the care of women with reproductive malignancies (i.e., chemotherapy and radiation therapy).
- The student will demonstrate skills in triage of multiple critical patients simultaneously, multi-tasking, working with multi-disciplinary teams in the care of gynecologic oncology patients.
- The student will appreciate the breadth and depth of the specialty of gynecologic oncology.
Faculty Contact: Renata Urban, MD (OB GYN 681 UWMC); Chirag Shah, MD (OB GYN 681 Swedish); Gerardo Perez, MD or Pat Connor, MD (OB GYN 683).
682P: Antenatal High Risk Obstetrics
- The student will understand the effect of common medical diseases on the course of pregnancy and the effect of pregnancy on the course of common medical diseases (i.e., hypertension, diabetes, collagen vascular disease, cardiac disease, asthma, etc).
- The student will identify multiple causes of preterm birth, be able to evaluate patients with threatened preterm labor, and discuss the treatment options, and counseling that is relevant for patients with this condition.
- The student will demonstrate the ability to manage diabetes in pregnancy.
- The student will demonstrate skills in triage of multiple critical patients simultaneously, multi-tasking, working with multi-disciplinary teams in antepartum care.
- The student will appreciate the breadth and depth of the specialty of perinatal medicine.
Faculty contact: None
Tips for Antepartum Services, Courtesy of Elizabeth Clark, MS4
685: Subspecialty Gynecology
One student/section; offered July-December and open to UW students only; fulfills Surgery Selective requirement)
Provides a four-week elective in specialty areas of Gynecology, primarily Urogynecology and Family Planning. Students will see and evaluate patients in both the outpatient and inpatient setting. Students will follow patients to the operating room and fully participate in their hospital care. Students will consult on inpatients and Emergency Room visits. This sub-internship is designed to expose interested students to the breadth and depth of benign gynecology subspecialty areas, the faculty of UW and the UW Department of Ob/Gyn Residency Program.
- The student will understand basic components of the evaluation, counseling, and management of women with benign gynecologic conditions including: pelvic organ prolapse, fecal & urinary incontinence, and contraceptive needs.
- Students will learn about gynecologic conditions that affect the pediatric population and how to approach and examine these patients.
- Students will learn to counsel patients on pregnancy options and if interested, discuss and perform surgical terminations.
- Students will acquire basic surgical skills and be exposed to complex surgical procedures in the operating room and simulation lab.
- The student will demonstrate skills in triage of multiple patients simultaneously, muti-tasking, working with multi-disciplinary teams in the care of gynecologic patients.
Faculty contact: Mike Fialkow, MD, MPH
697P: Obstetrics and Gynecology Special Electives, "Away"
Minimum 2 weeks, max 24 credits.
By special arrangement, for qualified students, special clerkship, externship, or preceptorship opportunities can at times be made available at institutions or private offices other than the University of Washington. Students who elect this course should complete a "Credit for Clerkship Away" form from the Dean's Office and have it approved by the OB/GYN Division of Education at least two months before advance registration.
699P: WWAMI Obstetrics and Gynecology Special Electives
Minimum 2 weeks
By special arrangement, for qualified students, special clerkships or externships opportunities may be made available at institutions or private offices other than the University of Washington located in the WWAMI Region. Permission from the department is required. Students should complete a "Credit for Clerkship Away" form from the Dean's Office and have it approved by the OB/GYN Division of Education at least two months before advanced registration.