The M3 Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship provides students with the opportunity to work in a medical specialty that provides basic medical care and patient education to women of all ages. The clerkship introduces students to the diagnosis and management of common obstetrical and gynecologic conditions. Students develop an understanding of the management of the typical medical and surgical problems that occur in a woman’s lifespan, from birth through menopause. It aligns with the CMSRU medical education program objectives and conforms to the standards set by the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO). There are several components that incorporate obstetrics on the labor floor, antepartum and postpartum floors, and gynecologic surgery patients in the hospital. This provides experience with patients with specific illnesses and syndromes followed at points during their inpatient care, allowing for exposure to the full spectrum of obstetrics and gynecology. Students are expected to develop basic clinical knowledge in the following areas:
Students have the opportunity to develop the basic skills necessary to diagnose and treat conditions of the female reproductive system. Students develop an understanding of the management of the typical medical and surgical problems that occur throughout the course of a woman’s lifespan, including those related to development, menarche, pregnancy, labor and delivery, and menopause.