Students will receive teaching by a continuity preceptor in the outpatient setting, subspecialty clinics and the medical student team in the women’s center throughout the six week clerkship.
By the end of the OB/GYN Clerkship with an Ambulatory Clinic Preceptor, the BUSM III student will be able to
- Demonstrate the communication skills necessary for establishing a rapport with patients by demonstrating good communication skills in an ambulatory clinic
- Obtain a history and perform the physical examination with proper documentation in the office medical record.
- Perform a quality breast and pelvic examination, Pap smear, and cultures as indicated.
- Apply the gynecological screening procedures and recommended time intervals for the performance of the Pap smear, breast and pelvic examination, and mammography.
- Participate in patient education and develop skills in behavioral modification to improve health, for example, use of contraceptives, preconception counseling, prevention of STD’s, exercise and nutrition, drugs, alcohol, smoking, domestic abuse, and sexual assaults.
- Focus on learning and management of common gynecological problems.
- Recognize obstetrics and gynecology’s subspecialties including gynecological oncology, maternal fetal medicine, reproductive endocrinology and urogynecology.