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

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
    Laboratory
  Didactic:
  Other:
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. 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 & comprehension of the fetal diseases seen on the rotation. The student(s) will be expected to attend MFM/FI clinic, operating room & ultrasound clinic from Monday to Friday - schedule will be determined on a monthly basis & 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:
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, 6651 Main St, 10th floor
Address:
Email: mjensen@bcm.edu
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