Clerkship Director: Moune Jabre, MD
Associate Clerkship Director: Denise Howard, MD, MPH
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The Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship is a required 6-week clinical rotation. During their 3rd or 4th year, medical students will rotate through service sites at Women’s Hospital, Al Wakra Hospital and the Fetomaternal Center where they will be exposed to the outpatient, inpatient and emergent management of Obstetric and Gynecology patients. Students learn how to provide routine antenatal care, preventative gynecologic care and the management of acute Obstetric and Gynecologic emergencies that are commonly encountered.
The students will attend the daily morning report, which summarizes all of the inpatient activity from the previous day. They will then join their assigned clinical team to round on the inpatients, observe surgical cases, assist in managing laboring patients and evaluate patients presenting to the emergency department and outpatient clinics. This clinical experience exposes the students to nearly every aspect of Obstetrics and Gynecology. All clinical activities are performed under the supervision of Residents and Faculty.
The curriculum also involves didactic sessions, case presentations and simulations workshops. The workshops are designed to teach and practice skills such as history-taking, breast and pelvic examinations, surgical suturing and knot tying as well as the normal vaginal delivery. The student assessment is based on the overall clinical evaluation, the formal learning sessions, a learning portfolio, and a standardized written examination (the NBME). The final grade is fail, pass, high pass or honors.
For more information and a detailed description of the clerkship, please refer to the Obstetric and Gynecology Clerkship Syllabus.