Medical Student Education

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Illinois at Chicago takes pride in making medical students’ education a high priority.  Our department provides a learning environment that encourages each student to develop their diagnostic skills and knowledge as well as professional skills, regardless of their final career choice.
During their third year, medical students are assigned to Obstetrics and Gynecology for a six-week core rotation. During this time, students will get the opportunity to work in the delivery room, operating room, and outpatient settings. Students will also attend lectures and conferences that focus on variety of OB/GYN topics.
During the 4th year, the students can choose to participate in a four-week elective in one of three subspecialty areas: Maternal/Fetal Medicine, Reproductive Endocrinology, and Women’s Health.  These electives are also available to medical students from different colleges around the country. UIC medical students also have the option of creating self-designed independent electives in Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology subspecialties.