School of Medicine

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Obstetrics and Gynecology 300
(Third Year) 228 hours

The obstetrics and gynecology rotation consists of six weeks devoted to principles of obstetrics and gynecology. Students will be divided into clinical sites in New Orleans, Baton Rouge or Lafayette. The obstetrics portion consists of time on labor and delivery, postpartum wards, and outpatient obstetrical clinics. During the gynecology portion of the block the student attends gynecology clinics, ward gynecology cases and surgical procedures. The student also observes the postoperative management of cases. Students are required to take night/weekend call on a rotating schedule. Clinical teaching occurs during staff teaching rounds and conferences. In addition, students will be assigned a clinical preceptor. The student will join their preceptor for one half day session weekly in the preceptor's office during which time the student will gain exposure to the private practice aspect of Ob/Gyn.

Time spent with preceptors in Baton Rouge will vary depending on preceptor schedules.

Didactic sessions are held in the form of weekly team based learning sessions led by faculty. Students will prepare for these sessions by doing the required reading assignments and uWiSE quiz questions. Supplemental materials and audiovisual aids are available to students. Students are also required to complete the ethics and nutrition quizzes. An OB-GYN National Board exam is given at the completion of the six week rotation.