OBGYN is a broad and exciting field of medicine with unique opportunities to learn how to deliver compassionate, supportive, and respectful care to all patients. Many students come into our block with misconceptions about the scope of OBGYN practice and we are always excited to open our learners’ eyes to the myriad of subspecialties and depth of multifaceted care we provide our patients and their families. While getting to participate in possibly your first birth experience is a privilege of medical education, we also know you will get to see many other firsts while working with us during your six-week clerkship. From intricate surgeries to inclusive ambulatory care, there is something in our rotation for everyone!

By the end of our rotation, our goal is for every learner to develop an appreciation for the complexities of comprehensive female reproductive care in both the obstetric and gynecologic context of our work, along with improving your comfort with exam skills, interviewing techniques, and management of our most common patient concerns. Ultimately, we want you to leave this rotation with a good understanding of female reproductive health concerns and will help you achieve this with a combination of clinical experience, lecture time, and self-directed learning.

As the clerkship director, I oversee all of the clerkship sites and also serve as the site director for UIH. I am your advocate and my goal is to help you to get the most out of your clerkship experience. Please feel free to discuss any questions or concerns with me before, during, or after your rotation.

Clerkship Director
Catherine Wheatley, MD, FACOG
Assistant Professor of Clinical OBGYN
Email: cwheats@uic.edu

Clerkship Coordinator
Rocio Cazares
Email: rcazares@uic.edu
Phone: 312.996.8311