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

Course Director: Jocelyn Tinsley Greely, M.D.
Course Faculty: Anitra Danielle Beasley, M.D.,Judy Levison, M.D.,,Catherine Squire Eppes, M.D.,Sean Max Rosenbaum, M.D.,Ann Irene Schutt-Aine, M.D.,Kiran Babu Tam Tam, M.B.B.S., M.S.,Michael James Lucas, M.D.,Jerasimos Ballas, M.D.,Charles C. Kilpatrick, M.D.,Lubna Chohan,Martha Rac
Elective Location: BTGH
Elective Offered Terms:
Months: 1B,1C,2A,2B,2C,3A,3B,3C,4A,4B,4C
Min. Number of Students:Max: 1
Elective Type: Clinical
Credit: 8
Pre-requisites: OBGYN
Visiting Student Elective: Yes
Open to International Students: No
Grading: H,HP, P, MP, F Narrative Evaluation
Faculty Approval: Yes

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): Inpatient Ward:
Night Call: Yes, 6 pm - 7:30 am Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: Yes Surgery:
Statement of Goals:
The students will build on the basic knowledge & the clinical encounters received from their Ob/Gyn Core Clinical Clerkship & 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 & gynecology. The student will describe & 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 & newborn. The student will be part of the obstetrics night team & assigned various patients on Labor & Delivery. The student will be present for Labor & Delivery educational board rounds at 6pm & 7:15am Sunday night to Friday morning each week. The student will assist with deliveries & surgeries done in Labor & 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 & hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, third trimester bleeding peripartum infection. Demonstrate increased knowledge of intrapartum care including: normal & 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, & postpartum tubal ligations. Perform a history & physical and/or follow assigned patients from triage & the antepartum service as well as patients in labor, delivery, & the postpartum period.
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:
Ben Taub L&D Suite (3rd floor) 6pm (Sun, for BCM students, Mon. for visiting students)
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, F1020.37

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