The goal of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship is to provide students with learning experiences in the fundamentals of women’s health care.


  • After completing the Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship students should be able to:
  • Obtain a comprehensive history and perform a thorough gynecologic examination using appropriate communication skills, maintaining confidentiality, and respecting patients’ rights.
  • Provide periodic health maintenance screenings for the routine detection and prevention of disease to individual women across their lifespan.
  • Develop a differential diagnosis and management plan for common gynecologic problems considering benefits, risks, and treatment alternatives of the proposed interventions.
  • Assess a pregnant woman for common obstetrical conditions that might adversely affect pregnancy and develop a plan for care.
  • Demonstrate ability in basic clinical skills used in an outpatient clinic, a surgical suite and a labor room while complying with universal precautions and maintaining patient safety.
  • Utilize awareness of and sensitivity to spiritual, cultural, ethnic, and lifestyle differences when providing care for women.