3rd Year Rotation
Obstetrics and Gynecology is a unique blend of medicine and surgery. Regardless of your future career plans, there is something here for everyone!
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN) is a core rotation for third-year medical students. The goal of this rotation is to introduce all future physicians to knowledge and skills that impact the health care of 50% of the population – women. Through supervised experience in clinics, emergency room, labor and delivery, gynecologic surgery, and in-hospital management of the OB/GYN patient, you will be exposed to the knowledge, clinical skills, and attitudes necessary to develop competency in women’s health care. More structured teaching experiences such as lectures and small-group discussions (shelf exam reviews) are provided to complement your clinical experience. Along with this, independent learning is a requirement of all physicians throughout their careers.
The third-year clerkship experience at The University of Kansas Medical Center involves the Medical Center campus in Kansas City and a variety of network sites, both rural and in the Kansas City metro area. We utilize a track schedule, which increases continuity with faculty and will equalize your OB/GYN experiences.
Obstetrics and Gynecology includes many interesting sub-specialties. In addition to general obstetrics and gynecology, students will have an opportunity to be involved in a variety of sub-specialties in women’s health, including transgender health, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, oncology, urogynecology and perinatology. You will also spend time in our ancillary services, such as ultrasound, genetics, and lactation. We also offer complementary and alternative medicine services to patients.
We encourage active student participation in all aspects of teaching and patient health care. Weekly conferences and rounding, both formal and informal, are an essential part of teaching at this institution. You will participate in daily rounds on all services and core curriculum is held every Wednesday and/or Friday afternoon.
Our goal during this eight-week clerkship is to foster the development of knowledge and skills necessary to deliver quality health care to women throughout your career in medicine.