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UCSF

ObGyn&RS

Medical Student Program

Medical Student Program

UCSF Medical School enrolls a diverse class of 170 students per year. Many potential medical students apply to UCSF each year because of its reputation for teaching and research in women's health. We encourage student involvement in women's health from the moment you step on campus, until you graduate.


The UCSF ObGyn Medical Education team over the years. 
Kate Nitze, Dr. Jeannette Lager, Matt Leavitt, Dr. Patty Robertson,
Dr. Naomi Stotland, Julie Lindow, Tracey Jones

The medical school curriculum for the first two years has undergone major renovations with 50% didactics and 50% small group teaching (problem based learning approach), with early clinical exposure from the first week of medical school. Women's Health is taught throughout all of the major curricular blocks during these first two years. Obstetrics and gynecology is taught during the Life Cycle Block in the winter quarter of the second year, when at the same time the pelvic exam is taught in the Physical Diagnosis course with the use of professional patients.

In addition to the required core curriculum in these first two years, many medical students enroll in electives in Women's Health to explore the field. Some medical students also work on research projects with faculty. During the required third-year rotation in obstetrics and gynecology (6 weeks), the medical students learn basic management of laboring patients, assist in delivering babies, perform pelvic exams and are exposed to the depth and breadth of the field, whether or not they choose to specialize in the field. Typically six to ten UCSF medical students apply annually for residencies in obstetrics and gynecology.