Clinical Sites

New Orleans


      Students doing their ob/gyn rotation in New Orleans will be assigned to one of three clinical sites-East Jefferson General Hospital, Touro Infirmary, or Interim LSU Hospital (ILH)

      East Jefferson General Hospital is a private hospital where stuents will get hands-on experience in obstetrics and gynecology under the supervision of private staff. Students assigned to East Jefferson General Hospital will spend all of their clinical time, including call, at this site. They will participate in the team based learning sessions on Friday afternoons with the other students assigned to New Orleans locations.

     The six week block for students assigned to Touro and ILH will be divided between obstetrics, benign gynecology, and gyn oncology. Specific schedules will be distributed during orientation. In addition, students will be assigned a faculty preceptor with whom they will meet for one half day session per week. Time with the preceptor takes precedence over clinical ward duties.

     Touro Infirmary is our main clinical site for obstetrics. All of the obstetrical experience will take place at Touro. Days on the obstetrics rotation begin with postpartum rounds with the residents, followed by staff teaching rounds. The remainder of the day is spent assisting with management of laboring patients, triage evaluations, and deliveries. Students can expect to participate in both vaginal deliveries and cesarean sections. Outpatient obstetrics clinics are also a part of this rotation. Students are expected to take obstetrics call at Touro on a rotating basis. Schedules will be distributed during orientation. Weekday call is from 5-11pm and weekend call is from 8a-11p. Overnight call is optional but should be considered in order to enhance the students' learning experience. If there is a conflict with call dates, students may switch dates with another student. All call switches and conflicts should be emailed to Kathy Cantrell, student clerkship coordinator.

     The benign gynecology and gyn oncology portions of the rotation will be divided into teams at Touro or ILH. Students will be expected to follow patients preoperatively, scrub into surgical cases, and assist with postoperative care. In addition, students will participate in the workup of gynecology patients in the outpatient setting at the Perdido Clinic. Staff teaching rounds and preoperative case conferences will enhance the students' learning on this part of the rotation.

     Didactic sessions are held on Friday afternoons in the form of team based learning sessions. Students are required to attend these sessions. The discussions require student participation; therefore, it is in the students' best interest to prepare for these sessions ahead of time. Other mandatory conferences during this rotation include Grand Rounds (Wednesday mornings at Touro) and morbidity and mortality conference (Friday afternoons twice per block). Students are expected to keep a log of patients seen to document their experience on this rotation.
 

Lafayette

     Students donig their ob/gyn rotation in Lafayette are primarily based at University Hospital and Clinics (UHC). In addition clinical in-hospital obstetrical services are also provided at Lafayette General Medical Center, the parient organization of UHC.

     Lafayette General Medical Center, (LGMC), is a private non-profit hospital where students will get hands-on experience in obstetrics under the supervision of both LSU OB/GYN staff and private staff. Students will spend their Labor & Delivery clinical time at this site. Some students will gain additional clinical experience here through the Private Practice Preceptorship Program.

     Additionally, some students may be provided clinical experiences at Women & Children's Hospital, an HCA Health Care Hospital, thru the Private Practice Preceptor Program, as this is a practice site for many of the local physicians participating in the preceptorships.

     The six week block for students assigned to UHC in Lafayette will be divided between obstetrics and gynecology. Specific team schedules will be determined during orientation. Orientation will include lectures on general ob/gyn topics and introduction to the female exa. In addition, students will be assigned a local ob/gyn physician as a preceptor with whom they will meet for, at a minimum, one half day session per week. Time with the preceptor takes precedence over other clinical duties. The students also are required to participate in the team based learning sessions. Additional didactic sessions are generously provided by the Nursing Staff of LGMC and UHC.

     Outpatient obstetrical clinical experience is provided by the LSU OB Staff and Family Medicine residents in the UHC Family Medicine Clinic. The student will be assigned times on a rotating basis for the LGMC Labor & Delivery Unit experience. While on the obstetrics rotation, the student will participate in postpartum rounds with the resident and assist with management of laboring patients, triage evaluations, and deliveries. Students can expect to participate in both vaginal deliveries and cesarean sections. Schedules will be determined during orientation. Weekday call is from 7a-7p. Weekend call will follow the Family Resident weekend time schedule. Students may change dates with another student. All call switches should be emailed to Tynisha Bernard at tybernard@uhc.lgmc.com.

     The gynecology portion of the rotation will be provided at UHC under the direction of Gyn staff working with OB/GYN residents from the LSUHSC OB/GYN Residency Program rotating at UHC. Students will participate in the workup of gynecology patients in the outpatient setting at UHC Central Clinic. Students will be expected to follow patents preoperatively, scrub into surgical cases, and asist with postoperative care. In additional, Staff rounds and preoperative case conferences will enhance the students' learning on this part of the rotaiton. Students will take GYN call nightly and weekends from home on a rotating schedule at UHC. The Uro-Gyn specialty clinic is held every other Monday afternoon in UHC Central Clinic under direction of the LSUHSC Urology-Gynecology fellowship. Students will enhance their understanding of the Urological and Gynecological system.

     Didactic sessions are held in the form of team based learning sessions. The schedule is determined during orientation. Students are required to attend these sessions. The discussions require student participation; therefore, it is in the students' best interest to prepare for these sessions ahead of time. Other Teleconferences during this rotation include Grand Rounds (Wednesday mornings) and morbidity and mortality conference (Friday afternoons twice per block). Students are expected to keep a log of patients seen and obtain signatures in their procedure booklet to document their experience on this rotation.

 

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