UW and Harborview Medical Centers-OB GYN 665
Orientation & Preceptor Appointments
On the first day you will attend a general Ob/Gyn clerkship orientation, followed by an introduction to the University/Harborview site. Service assignments, clinic, lecture and call schedules are distributed at this time. All 665 students spend three weeks on GYN Non-Tumor at University Medical Center or the GYN service at Harborview Medical Center. Students with a strong interest in a particular GYN service may request specific assignments by calling the Ob/Gyn Clerkship Coordinator's office (543-3892) no later than two weeks prior to the first rotation day. Requests will be honored as scheduling allows.
Each student is assigned to either a resident or an Attending throughout the rotation. The student accompanies the assigned physician as she/he sees patients and performs parts of the history and physical as directed. All physicians see patients with the student, and together do the work up and decide on patient care. Of the three weeks on the OB service, one week is night float; the other two are on Labor & Delivery and in OB clinics.
Call & Pagers
Each student has one "night float" of call. Night float consists of five nights of call with no clinical responsibilities the following day.
Parking is not provided by the University of Washington for this rotation. Please contact the UW Transportation Office for parking options.
Wednesday mornings are reserved for clerkship lectures and occasionally Departmental Grand Rounds (this schedule may vary during Summer quarter). There is also a Friday morning Pathology Conference, Prenatal Genetics and Fetal Therapy Conference, Oncology Combined Conference and Multi-Disciplinary Teaching Conference. Some conferences are designed for the continuing medical education of residents and staff, but students who give thoughtful attention have much to gain and attendance is required.
Final Exams & Grades
The Final Exam is given at University Medical Center on the last day of the clerkship. Exam results are combined with the results of ward and clinic performance evaluations, workups, and oral topic presentations to determine the final grade. Preceptors and Chief Residents on each service are expected to evaluate students assigned to their services.
We hope your Ob/Gyn Clerkship rotation at University of Washington/Harborview Medical Center site will be an enjoyable and challenging learning experience. Please feel free to contact the Clerkship Coordinator's office at 543-3892 in RR601 any time during the rotation if you have additional questions or perceive a problem.