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Medical Students

Overview

Your obstetrics and gynecology experience will consist of eight weeks. This rotation is organized so that you will spend four weeks on the obstetric service and two weeks each on the gynecology service and the gynecologic oncology service. Your time will be divided between the wards, clinics, OR, L & D and didactic sessions. In addition to your inpatient experience, outpatient clinical care will be a part of your education. 

Examinations

Written Exam

On the last Thursday of the rotation (unless otherwise scheduled) a National Board of Medical Examiners Clinical Exam will be given. 

Practical Exam

The Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) will be given on the last Thursday and Friday of the rotation (unless otherwise scheduled). There will be two questions on Thursday and two questions on Friday. This exam assesses clinical skills you acquired during the Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship rotation. 

Instructional Materials

Textbooks

During your eight week clerkship the department will provide you with the following reading material: 

  • Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Medical Student Educational Objectives
  • Beckmann’s Obstetrics and Gynecology

You will also have access to various other books in the OB/Gyn Library. 

ACOG Student Membership

Membership to the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology is REQUIRED of all students rotating through the Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship. Membership is complimentary; you will not be charged annual dues. You can sign up at www.acog.org

Blackboard

All material needed for the clerkship is located on Blackboard at https://courses.missouri.edu. Two weeks before the start of your block, you will be given access to the OB/Gyn Clerkship material. Click on the Blackboard link and use your pawprint (same user id and password you use to access your email) to log into the system. The course syllabus, case and lecture material, maps and helpful information can be found there. Please review this material before the start of the clerkship. Orientation is held the first Monday of the block at 8:00 a.m. at the Health Pavilion Conference Center at Columbia Regional Hospital.

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