M3 CLINICAL CLERKSHIP IN OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY CLERKSHIP OBJECTIVES
We expect all students to achieve the following objectives during their clerkship:
The student is expected to:
- Demonstrate clinical skills in the medical interview and physical exam including the pelvic exam
- Collect and interpret cervical cytology and understand limitations of the technique
- Have a thorough understanding of modern contraceptive technology including pregnancy termination
- Know the differential diagnosis of the “acute abdomen” – pelvic infection, ectopic pregnancy, adnexal torsion, appendicitis, diverticulitis, renal calculi
- Understand the physiologic adjustments that accompany normal gestation, especially alterations in laboratory test results
- Understand embryonic and fetal development, things that effect it, what is and what is not teratogenic
- Participate in discussions of ethical issues, and social and health policy aspects of women’s health
- Understand the menstrual cycle, including the menopause
- Understand basic infertility causes and treatment
- Have thorough knowledge of care of the intrapartum patient
- Understand breast health including breastfeeding
- Understand vaginal and vulvar disorders such as vaginitis, common sexually transmitted diseases, etc.
- Understand female sexuality and sexual disorders
- Understand management of common problems in obstetrics such as diabetes, preeclampsia, postterm pregnancy, 3rd trimester bleeding etc.
- Understand proper screening recommendations for reproductive cancers – breast, cervix, ovary, uterus, vulvaClinic Expectations
- M3 Clerkship – Mutual Expectations (Student/Resident)
These objectives will be met through a combination of clinical experience, didactic sessions and self-directed reading.
A more complete explanation of the clerkship objectives is found in the APGO Medical Student Educational Objectives 8th edition, which can be found on the Blackboard site.