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Department: MEOBG-Obstetrics and Gynecology
Course: 532-Women's Health Policy
Track:

Course Coordinator: Dr. Helen Dunnington
Course Faculty: Dr. Laurence Mc Cullough,Dr. Anitra Beasley,Dr. Efua Leke,Dr. Lisa Hollier
Elective Location:
Periods Elective offered: Qtr: 1,2,3,4
Min. Number of Students:Max: 1
Course Level: Clinical Elective: Counts toward 32-credit graduation requirement
Credit: 8
Pre-requisites: Ob/Gyn Core Rotation
Visiting Student Elective: Yes
Open to International Students:
Grading:
Faculty Approval: Yes

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): Inpatient Ward: 10
Night Call: Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics: 30
Weekends: Surgery:
    Laboratory
  Didactic: 30
  Other: 30
Statement of Goals:
Students must demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of health care and the ability to effectively call on system resources to provide care that is of optimal value. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of: Health systems organization, Health care financing, Health policy formation, Care of the underserved, Global health, Patient safety and quality improvement. The student will demonstrate core leadership skills including methods of effective written and verbal communication. MLK clinic on Monday afternoons Center for Children and Women on Wednesday mornings and the gynecology clinic on Wednesday afternoons Inpatient Obstetric or Gynecologic service rounds once weekly Clinical sites may be modified depending on the specific area of interest, but the percentage of clinical time will remain unchanged.
Learning Activities
Using a variety of teaching methods including self study, didactics, clinical bedside teaching, seminars, attendance at state and regional policy meetings, students will understand the structure and financing of the health care system. The student will be provided with a schedule and list of reading material prior to starting to rotation The student is required to produce a 5-7 page manuscript or policy position paper of publishable quality. The student will be supported if they choose to submit their work to a Texas Obstetrics and Gynecology meeting.
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. Produce a 5-7 page manuscript or policy position paper of publishable quality.
When and Where to report on first day of service:
information will be emailed prior to starting rotation
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Diane Jensen
Contact Phone: 832-826-7373
Contact Fax: 832-825-9352
Contact Location: 6651 Main St., Pavilion for Women
Address:
Email: mjensen@bcm.edu
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