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Department: MEOBG-Obstetrics and Gynecology
Course: 403-Labor & Delivery Sub-Internship-BTGH

Course Coordinator: Dr. Helen Dunnington
Course Faculty: Dr. Jocelyn Greely,Dr. Helen Dunnington
Elective Location:
Periods Elective offered:
Min. Number of Students:Max: 1
Course Level: Clinical Elective: Counts toward 32-credit graduation requirement
Credit: 8
Pre-requisites: OB-Gyn Core
Visiting Student Elective: Yes
Open to International Students:
Grading: H,HP, P, MP, F Narrative Evaluation
Faculty Approval: Yes

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): Inpatient Ward: 33
Night Call: YES Inpatient consultations: 33
Number on-call nights: 20 Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: NO Surgery: 33
Statement of Goals:
.The students will build on the basic knowledge and the clinical encounters received from their Ob/Gyn Core Clinical Clerkship and broaden their educational experiences with obstetrics patients .The student will be exposed to a more in-depth experience for continued evaluation of a career in obstetrics and gynecology .The student will describe and manage common problems in obstetrics .The student will demonstrate increased knowledge of intrapartum care .The student will observe and/or actively participate in obstetrics procedures .The student will demonstrate knowledge of postpartum care of the mother and newborn The student will be part of the obstetrics night team and assigned various patients on Labor & Delivery • The student will be present for Labor and Delivery educational board rounds at 6pm and 7:15 am Sunday night – Friday morning each week • The student will assist with deliveries and surgeries done in Labor and Delivery
Learning Activities
. The student will further their experience in the clinical care of both uncomplicated and high-risk obstetrics patients . Describe and manage common problems in obstetrics, such as diabetes and hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, third trimester bleeding peripartum infection . Demonstrate increased knowledge of intrapartum care including: normal and abnormal course of labor, fetal monitoring, cervical examinations, premature rupture of membranes, preterm labor . Observe and/or actively participate in obstetrics procedures, such as normal spontaneous vaginal deliveries, operative vaginal deliveries, perineal laceration repair, cesarean sections, and postpartum tubal ligations . Perform a history & physical and/or follow assigned patients from triage and the antepartum service as well as patients in labor, delivery, and the postpartum period The student will meet with the rotation preceptor (Rodrigo Ruano) on a weekly basis on Friday mornings for one hour to review progress on readings and comprehension of the fetal diseases seen on the rotation. The student(s) will be expected to attend MFM/FI clinic, operating room and ultrasound clinic from Monday to Friday - schedule will be determined on a monthly basis, and the Fetal Center’s multidisciplinary management conference on Thursday mornings at 7:30 AM.
Evaluation Methods
We will use the form provided by the Registrar's Office, except in cases where Visiting Students provide a form from their own institution. A final grade will be determined based on clinical performance.
When and Where to report on first day of service:
Pavilion for Women (instructions will be emailed)
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Diane Jensen
Contact Phone: 832-826-7373
Contact Fax: 832-825-9352
Contact Location: Pavilion for Women, 6651 Main St, 10th floor
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