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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

4th year Electives in OBYN

OBG 470: Gynecologic Oncology Acting Internship

Instructor of Record: Gary Leiserowitz, MD

Course Description: This four week elective primarily involves direct inpatient management of women on the UCDMC Gynecologic Oncology service. Students will be acting at the level of a sub-intern (acting intern), and will work under the supervision of house staff, fellows, and attendings. Students will also participate (assist) in the surgical care of patients, as well as occasional care in the ambulatory setting at the Cancer Center. Students will be expected to make a brief oral presentation on a topic of their choice to the house staff and faculty.
Course Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of 3rd year core clerkships.

Common Problems/Diseases Encountered: Cervical cancer, endometrial cancer, ovarian/peritoneal cancer, vulvar cancer, suspicious adnexal masses, complications of gynecologic malignancies and associated treatments, chemotherapy management (minimal).
Duration: 4 weeks


OBG 472 Family Planning and Reproductive Health Ambulatory Acting Internship

Instructor of Record: Melody Hou, MD MPH

Course description: The focus of this AI is to learn more about the Gynecologic Subspecialty of Family Planning. Counseling and provision of contraceptive methods, experience with pelvic ultrasounds, management of spontaneous, inevitable and induced abortion and post-abortion care by both surgical and medical techniques are included. Abortion is considered an integral part of this rotation, and the student is expected to participate in the full range of family planning services. The student is also welcome and encouraged to participate in ongoing family planning research projects.
Course Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of 3rd year OB/Gyn rotation.
Common Procedures Performed/Observed: Abortion is considered an integral part of this rotation, and the student is expected to participate in the full range of family planning services. The amount of hands-on experience will vary from clinic to clinic. Being in clinic can be a difficult experience for some family planning patients, and the patient’s comfort level must be considered.

Duration: 4 weeks.

Course Learning Objectives (OBGYN 472: Family Planning and Reproductive Health)

 

OBG 475: Labor and Delivery Acting Internship

Instructor of Record: Laurel Finta, MD

Course description: This four week elective primarily involves direct inpatient management of women on the UCDMC L&D unit. Students will be acting at the level of a sub-intern (acting intern), and will work under the supervision of house staff, fellows, and attendings. Additional care of antepartum (high risk service) patients may be involved, as well as occasional care in the ambulatory setting. Students will be expected to make a brief oral presentation on a topic of their choice to the house staff and faculty.
Course Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of 3rd year core clerkships
Common Problems/Diseases Encountered: Routine/normal pregnancy, normal labor/delivery process, complications of pregnancy including preeclasmpsia, preterm labor, PPROM, DM, infectious diseases affecting pregnancy, maternal medical conditions affecting pregnancy, abnormal fetal conditions
Common Procedures Performed/Observed: Students will likely assist with appropriate supervision in vaginal deliveries and episiotomy repairs. They will participate in (assist with) cesarean sections and fetal ultrasonography.
Duration: 4 weeks


Comments: Weekend duty is only related to whether or not the student is placed on call that day. This also applies to holidays, which are usually "off" for students, unless the student desires to take call on that holiday.