Benefis Medical Group-OB GYN 655
Great Falls is the third largest city in Montana with an estimated population of over 58,000. It was founded in 1883 and quickly became a thriving industrial and supply center by the early 1900's. Great Falls is located near the center of Montana on the northern Great Plains. Winters are cold and somewhat snowy although the Chinook winds help to greatly moderate them. Summers are warm and dry with highs up to 90 degrees and nights markedly colder.
In this clerkship we hope to offer you a wide variety of experiences including basic obstetrics and gynecology, surgery, and infertility.
Clinics & Hospital Information
Students will spend time at both Benefis Medical Group and Great Falls OB/GYN Associates. Students will be able to interview and examine all OB/GYN type patients and will also participate in various in-house procedures performed on patients. At Benefis Hospital, students will participate in surgery and labor and delivery. Students will also experience on-call ER visits and admissions.
Benefis Medical Group, Obstetrics, Gynecology & Infertility
Contact: Geannine Purpura
Great Falls OB/GYN Associates
Students will stay at the Staybridge Inn and Suites during their rotation. Students will need to provide their own transportation.
Students will attend Grand Rounds at Benefis Hospital every Monday.
Call & Pager Information
During the six-week clerkship you will be assigned home call, which will average one to two times per week. Students are provided a pager for the duration of the clerkship.
Great Falls is the third largest city in Montana with an estimated population of over 58,000. It is the county seat of Cascade County. Great Falls was founded in 1883 and quickly became a thriving industrial and supply center by the early 1900's.
Great Falls is located near the center of Montana on the northern Great Plains. It lies next to the Montana Rocky Mountain Front and is about 100 miles south of the Canadian border. Great Falls has a semi arid climate with a large part of precipitation occurring in the form of thunderstorms. Winters are cold and somewhat snowy although the Chinook winds help to greatly moderate them. Summers are warm and dry with highs up to 90 and nights markedly colder.
Great Falls derives its name from the series of five waterfalls that the Lewis and Clark expedition had to portage around over a ten-mile stretch in their exploration of the Louisiana Purchase. Great Falls is steeped in the traditions of the Old West and is chock-full of historic buildings and important landmarks; the city itself is a living museum. At the Lewis & Clark National Trail Interpretive Center one can retrace the steps of the famous explorers through interactive exhibits and videos. The C.M. Russell Museum Complex displays the work of the "Cowboy Artist" Charlie Russell. Families should stop at the Children's Museum of Montana for hours of entertainment. Walk into the past of the Northern Plains at Ulm Pushkin State Park, where Native Americans used to stampede buffalo over cliffs. The local newspaper in Great Falls is the Great Falls Tribune. Great Falls is also known as the "Electric City" due to the five hydroelectric dams that are nearby along the Missouri River.
Great Falls International Airport serves Alaska, Allegiant, Delta/Skywest, and United/United Express airlines. Great Falls is 180 miles northwest of Billings, 133 miles from Missoula, 119 miles from Butte, and 149 miles from Kalispell.