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Department: MEOBG-Obstetrics and Gynecology
Course: 507-Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Course Coordinator: Dr. Ignatia van den Veyver
Course Faculty: Dr. Christina Davidson,Dr. Manisha Gandhi,Dr. Robert Carpenter,Dr. Ignatia van den Veyver,Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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: Yes
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: Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: Surgery:
Statement of Goals:
This elective should provide the student with a comprehensive experience in the management of the high-risk pregnancy. Full-time staff perinatologists conduct daily patient rounds at both Ben Taub General Hospital and St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital. BTGH patients are high risk patients within the Harris County Hospital District and SLEH patients are high risk patients transported to St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital from community hospitals, as well as those of the in-house attendings.
Learning Activities
The student should become familiar with such problems as preterm labor, preterm premature rupture of the membranes, and the hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. In addition, the student is expected to attend a weekly multidisciplinary management conference at Texas Children's Hospital, a monthly multidisciplinary management conference at BTGH, and a monthly fetal conference at BTGH. The rotation also provides exposure to such prenatal diagnostic procedures as targeted ultrasound, percutaneous umbilical blood sampling, genetic amniocentesis, chorionic villous biopsy, and fetal intervention procedures such as intraunterine transfusion and management of twin-to-twin tranfusion syndrome through attendance at the office/hospital practices of the perinatologists.
Evaluation Methods
the 4 weeks will be divided in 2 weeks at BTGH and 2 weeks in a private practice setting. Clinical responsibilities will be Monday through Friday with no required night or weekend coverage.
When and Where to report on first day of service:
Contact Dr. Christine Davidson; for reporting instructions
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Diane Jensen
Contact Phone: 713-798-5186
Contact Fax: 713-798-5000
Contact Location: Faculty Center, 1709 Dryden (MEDT-1100)
Address: BCM-610
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