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ObGyn Patient Services

OBGYN Clerkship Medical Student Objectives

Interpersonal & Communication Skills (Interpersonal & Communication Skills)
  • Provide and discuss patient education information with patients and families of diverse backgrounds, including the ability to identify and address socio-economic and cultural issues affecting patient's care.
  • Demonstrate appropriate student doctor-patient communication skills, including patient’s agenda and concerns, and boundaries, and sensitive issues such as pelvic exam, sexual history, intimate partner violence, abortion history and family planning options.
  • Be able to describe and compare contraceptive methods and counsel patients about them.
  • Recognize the impact of an unintended pregnancy and be able to counsel about all options.
  • Describe methods of screening for such conditions as cervical cancer, osteoporosis, and intimate partner violence.
Interprofessional Collaboration (Interprofessional Collaboration)
  • Demonstrate appropriate, respectful inter-professional communication skills with administrative staff, and health care teams including nurses, midwives, physicians and other health professionals
Medical Knowledge (Medical Knowledge)
  • Describe the diagnosis and management of benign and cancerous gynecologic conditions.
  • Integrate knowledge from textbooks, medical literature, and national guidelines to contribute to decisions about individual patient care.
  • Recognize and evaluate symptoms and signs of breast disease including masses, pain, and galactorrhea
  • Describe the critical components of: prenatal care, labor, delivery, postpartum issues, and lactation
Patient Care (Patient Care)
  • Assist in a cesarean section and receive FEEDBACK.
  • Participate in care of: patient with abnormal vaginal bleeding.
  • Participate in care of a patient with pelvic pain
  • Participate in care of: pregnant patient in labor, delivery and postpartum
  • Demonstrate a two-handed square knot (does not need to be on a patient) and receive FEEDBACK
  • Participate in a vaginal delivery and receive FEEDBACK.
  • Participate in care of a patient with contraceptive needs.
  • Perform a pelvic exam and collect specimens as appropriate and receive FEEDBACK.
  • Demonstrate several times to resident/attending/team ability to perform a comprehensive physical exam (include breast and pelvic exams), incorporate relevant lab results, formulate an assessment and plan.
  • Demonstrate ability to glove and gown using sterile technique, and use universal precautions with body fluids
  • Demonstrate gynecologic and obstetric clinical skills, and describe steps of procedures including ability to: Measure fundal height in a pregnant patient who is greater than 20 weeks pregnant; Locate fetal heart beat with a Doppler in a patient who is greater than 13 weeks pregnant; Interpret fetal heart rate monitor strip; Sensitively insert the speculum and identify the cervix; Tie a two-handed square knot; Delineate steps of vaginal and cesarean deliveries
  • Demonstrate ability to participate as a team member in discharge planning with several patients.
  • Demonstrate several times to resident/attending/team ability to independently write notes (H&P, progress notes in SOAP format, and procedure notes) and incorporate feedback.
  • Demonstrate several times to resident/attending/team ability to obtain gynecologic and obstetric patient histories.
Practice-Based Learning & Improvement (Practice-Based Learning & Improvement)
  • Demonstrate ability to identify one’s own learning needs, incorporate feedback, and critically reflect.
  • Apply knowledge of study design and statistical methods to the appraisal of clinical studies and be able to communicate findings with your team
  • Take responsibility for personal behavior, gaps in knowledge and errors, and ask for and accept feedback willingly
Professionalism (Professionalism)
  • Demonstrate professionalism by being punctual, reliable, prepared, taking initiative, following through, and maintaining patient confidentiality
Systems-Based Practice (Systems-Based Practice)
  • Describe how systems structures and costs affect health care delivery at your site.
  • Differentiate lesbian health issues from heterosexual women’s health issues