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OBSTETRICS/GYNECOLOGY CLERKSHIP FOUR-WEEK ELECTIVE

Course Description

This course is an introductory experience in the provision of comprehensive medical care and counseling services to adult and adolescent female patients. The obstetrical conditions and gynecological problems commonly encountered by the physician provide the primary focus for this clerkship experience, but knowledge of serious, less common conditions, is also required.

All students are assigned 4 weeks on a general OBGYN team. They will be responsible for both inpatient & outpatient experiences in Obstetrics & Gynecology- including Gyn surgeries, pre-operative & post-operative care, obstetrical patients-postpartum, laboring, and antepartum, and often outpatient clinics. The experiences vary depending on site assigned. Sites include: HPL, Tulane Lakeside, University Hospital, and various Community Preceptors.

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Note: Obstetrics and Gynecology Electives are unavailable to International Visiting Students.

 

High Risk Obstetrics and Reproductive Genetics (Tulane University Hospital and Clinic)

(MDOB HRO TMC)

Goals

  1. To understand the techniques used to diagnose and evaluate fetuses with genetic disorders, including fetal ultrasonography.
  2. To be exposed to various management decision regarding abnormal fetuses, or genetic abnormalities causing adverse pregnancy outcome.
  3. To appreciate the ethics, emotional, and financial aspects of various reproductive choices.
  4. To follow high risk mothers and fetuses from prenatal diagnosis and management to delivery and finally to outcome of the newborn (may include rounds in intensive care nursery).

Offered: In each one-month block (Blocks 01-10) except blocks when Dr. Pridjian is attending at University OB (This information will be available at time of selection).
Quota: One student
Requirements: Seniors in good academic standing who have completed a junior core course in obstetrics, gynecology and pediatrics (minimum of six weeks of core material in OB/GYN and pediatrics).
Final Exam: Oral examination or oral presentation.
Under supervision of Gabriella Pridjian, MD

Activities:

The students will attend high risk obstetrics and prenatal diagnosis clinic with Dr. Pridjian.  The emphasis in learning will be fetal abnormalities, prenatal counseling, fetal ultrasound, and genetic diagnosis.  The student will also attend genetics clinic, rounds and conferences with emphasis on prenatal and reproductive genetics.

  • Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Rounds at Tulane University;
    11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Outreach diagnostic clinics (optional)
  • Tuesday: 1 - 2 p.m. Genetic Metabolic and Clinical Review Meeting
    4 - 5 p.m. Genetics Conference
  • Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Rounds at Tulane University
    9:00 a.m. - Noon OB high risk clinic
  • Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Grand Rounds OB
    9:00 a.m. - Noon OB High Risk Clinic
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Rounds at Tulane University
    11:00 a.m. - Noon Teaching Rounds OB (third year OB students also attend)
    Noon - 1:00 p.m. Perinatal Conference (only first Friday of the month)

Night call is not formally required, but may be beneficial in some instances for patient continuity.

 

Gynecology - University Hospital/Medical Center Of LA

(MDOB GYN CH)

Activities:

  • Resident rounds on GYN wards M-F  6:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
  • Staff rounds on GYN wards M,W,F 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
  • Departmental Grand Rounds  Thurs.  8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
  • GYN Clinic; Post Op Clinic Wed.  9:00 a.m. - Noon
  • GYN Clinic; Pre Op Clinic  Thurs.  9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Surgery  M,F  7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Responsible for 3 beds on GYN wards.
  • All night call, in house at Medical Center of Louisiana every 4th to 5th night,  including time in Emergency GYN admit.

Offered: In each one month block (Blocks 01-10).
Quota: 1 student
Requirements: Seniors in good academic standing who have completed a Junior core course in Obstetrics and Gynecology.  (Minimum of 6 weeks of core material including didactic and clinical experience).
Final Exam: Oral exam on general gynecologic clinical management with one or more faculty supervisors.
Under supervision of faculty who are assigned as monthly attendings during time period.

 

High Risk Obstetrics - University Hospital/Medical Center Of Louisiana

(MDOB SUB CH)

Goals

The goals the students should achieve include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Acquiring the capability to assist in caring for the hospitalized prenatal patients.
  2. Acquiring the capability to assist in caring for hospitalized high-risk obstetric patients as well as the complicated post-partum patients.
  3. Assessment of high risk patients in the ambulatory settings.
  4. Introduction into the basic techniquest of ultrasound.
  5. Assessment of various means of antenatal surveillance.

Activities:

  • Resident rounds on OB wards Mon.-Fri.  6:00-7:00 a.m.
  • Staff rounds on OB wards  M, Wed., Fri.  8:00-9:00 a.m.
  • Perinatal Conference  Tuesday  8:00-9:00 a.m.
  • Departmental Grand Rounds Thursday  8:00-9:00 a.m.
  • OB Clinic Monday 9:00-noon;    1-4 p.m.
  • OB Clinic Tuesday 9:00-noon; 1-4 p.m.
  • OB Clinic Friday 9:00-noon
  • Responsible for at least 3 prenatal beds at Medical Center of Louisiana.  All night call, in house at Medical Center of Louisiana every 4th night.

Offered: In each one-month block (Blocks 01-10).
Quota: One student, but unavailable if slot is already filled by a student enrolled as a subintern in Ward Management (core course).
Requirements: Seniors in good academic standing who have completed a Junior core course in Obstetrics and Gynecology.  (Minimum of 6 weeks of core material including didactic and clinical experience).
Final Exam: Oral exam on high risk pregnancy management with one or more of the faculty supervisors.
Under Supervision of Gabriella Pridjian, M.D., Manoj Biswas, M.D.,  Sheri Longo, M.D., and Chi Dola, M.D.

 

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility:  University Hospital/Medical Center Of Louisiana and Tulane University Health Sciences Center

(MDOB END C/T)

Activities:

  • University Hospital/Medical Center of Louisiana Clinic
    Thursday, 9:30 AM - Noon
  • Medical Center of Louisiana Surgery
    Monday, 7:00 AM-1:00 PM
  • Reproductive Endocrine Conference
    Thursday, Noon-1:15 PM
  • Departmental Grand Rounds
    Thursday, 8:00-9:00 AM
  • Reproductive Endocrine Surgery
    TMC - as scheduled.
  • Reproductive Endocrine Laboratory - Observation of IVF, GIFT, semen testing, immunologic testing and ongoing research.
  • Private Office at Tulane Medical Center Observation of patient related activities.
  • No night call required.

Offered: Alternate months (Blks. 1, 3, 5, 7, 9).
Quota: 1 student
Requirements: Seniors in good academic standing who have completed a core course in OB/GYN with a minimum of 6 weeks of core material including didactic and clinical experience.
Final Exam: No formal exam.  Brief oral presentation on subject of interest.
Under Supervision of Ronald Clisham, M.D.

Gynecologic Oncology - University Hospital/Medical Center Of Louisiana and Tulane University Health Sciences Center

(MDOB ONC C/T)

Activities:

Student/Resident work rounds, Monday-Friday TBA

  • Monday
    8:00-9:00 a.m. (alternate Mondays) - Pathology Conference (Medical School, Room 6150, Pathology Library)
    8:00-9:00 a.m. (alternate Mondays) - Faculty Rounds
    9:00-Noon - Radiation Oncology Clinic (1st Floor, MCLA Radiation Center)
    GYN Oncology Clinic (10th Floor MCLA Oncology Clinic)
    1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. TBA
  • Tuesday
    7:15 a.m. - Surgery (MCLA or TUHSC)
    4:00 - 5:00 p.m.-Resident Conference (Medical School, Room 4503, OB/GYN Library)
  • Wednesday
    8:00-9:00 a.m. - Faculty Rounds (University Hospital)
    9:00 a.m.-Noon - Dr. Cheng's Clinic (Tulane Cancer Center)
    1:00-2:00 p.m. - Interdepartmental Tumor Board  (Tulane Cancer Center)
    1:00-4:00 p.m. - Colposcopy Clinic (University Hospital Clinic, 2100 Perdido)
  • Thursday
    8:00-9:00 a.m. - Departmental Grand Rounds (Medical School, Room 6001)
    8:30-5:00 p.m.   -Drs. Cheng and Degefu's Clinics  (Tulane Cancer Center)
    5:00-6:00 p.m. - Resident Conference (Medical School, Room 4503, OB/GYN Library)
  • Friday
    7:15 a.m. - Surgery (MCLA or TUHSC)

Offered: In each one month block (Blocks 01-10).
Quota: 1 student
Requirements: Seniors who have successfully completed an OB/GYN Core course of six weeks or more of clinical and didactic training.
Objective: To have an opportunity to learn in greater depth about gynecologic cancers and their medical and surgical managements.
Final Exam: Clinical discussion with Director of Section or the attending of the month during last week of rotation.
Under Supervision of: Pui (Joan) Cheng, M.D., Section Chief Gynecologic Oncology, Assistant Professor, and  Simie Degefu, M.D., Associate Professor;

Responsibility for at least three admissions and their management during the rotation.

 

Ambulatory Obstetrics and Gynecology - Medical Center Of Louisiana and Tulane University Health Sciences Center

(MDOB AMB C/T)

Description

The elective will allow the senior student to spend time in separate Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Colposcopy/Oncology clinics at MCLA and combined OB/GYN and Cancer clinics at TUHSC.  Students will also have the opportunity to attend outreach clinics with Tulane faculty and residents at different areas in New Orleans.

Objectives

To give the student an in depth opportunity to increase their primary/ambulatory medical skills in various clinic settings with different patient populations (indigent, private).

Outline:

Clinics occur 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. Student will receive a detailed assignment schedule when the director is informed of the students' assignment.

Quota: 2 students
Duration: 1 month
TimeOffered: All year (Blocks 01-10).
Prerequisite:  Successful completion of a Junior clerkship in OB/GYN.
Method Of Evaluation Of Student Performance:  Each faculty member and chief resident who works with the student in the various clinics will complete a written evaluation.  A composite evaluation will be constructed by the Course Director.

How Selective Is Evaluated By Students:  Student will meet with the course director at end of selective to discuss the content and organization of selective. Students will be encouraged to contact the Course Director any time during the course to discuss problems.

Contact Information

Director:  Tulane OB/GYN faculty, Emilio Blanco, M.D., and Administrative Chief Residents
Faculty:  All OB/GYN faculty who may be covering clinics each month.
How Selective Is Evaluated By Course Director:  Course Director will meet with the student at the end of Selective for a critique.  Course Director will also monitor the Selective via faculty and chief resident input each month.

 

Biomedical Engineering And Molecular Research Pertaining To OB/GYN - Tulane Medical School

(MDOB RES TMS)

Description

This clerkship affords the senior Selective students the opportunity to participate in biomedical engineering and molecular research projects that are ongoing  or develop one's own project in the area of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  Examples of some ongoing projects include (1) ultrasound safety and potential adverse bioeffectss, (2) cytokines and their relationship to preterm labor, to neonatal morbidity, and to the development of noninvasive methods of diagnose intrauterine infection, and (3) the role of leptin in pregnancies complicated with diabetes mellitus..

Objectives

The opportunity to participate in ongoing Obstetrics research or develop along with faculty assistance one's own research project.

Outline:

Individual or group project participation

Quota: 2-3 students
TimeOffered: July-May (Blocks 01-10)
Duration: 1 month

Contact Information

Clerkship Director: Janifer Tropez-Martin MD
Office number: 504-988-5217

Clerkship Coordinator: Stacey McGee
Office number: 504-988-3774

 

1430 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112 504-988-5187 medsch@tulane.edu