Obstetrics & Gynecology
Wesley Medical Plaza at Wesley Healthcare
551 N. Hillside, Suite 500
Wichita, KS 67214
*After much thoughtful consideration, and with the well-being of students, staff, and patients at the center of this decision, it has been decided by KU that visiting students from other institutions (international or domestic) will not be allowed on our campus (Kansas City, Wichita, Salina) for the 2020-2021 academic year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Externships outside the KC Metro area or the state of Kansas will not be allowed for the 2020-2021 year.
This does not affect your eligibility to apply for a residency position, and you are still encouraged to apply for our program.
Sub-Internship and Clerkships
The University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency Program has several rotations available for fourth year rotations. As only one elective may be taken per student, it is our goal to expose the student to all aspects of the residency program and provide the opportunity to work with several residents and faculty. Students will participate in resident didactic sessions and attend all conferences. Upon completion of a senior elective or sub-I, the student will have an excellent understanding of life as a resident and attending in Obstetrics & Gynecology.
OBGN 976 General Obstetrics and Gynecology (4-8).
Senior medical students will be assigned to the obstetrical service at Wesley hospital, where over 500 women deliver each month. The volume provides the student outstanding experience in antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum management of low and high-risk deliveries. This will include supervised experience in gynecologic surgery, including gynecologic oncology, and on one of the labor and delivery units. The student will work with several residents as well as attending physicians. One week of the rotation will be spent in private practice clinic with the program director, chairman or additional faculty members as determined by the department. The student will act as an intern and take the role of primary surgeon in obstetrical cases including cesarean deliveries. The student will be evaluated through faculty judgment for general information, and degree of attainment of skills necessary for matriculation into the intern year in Obstetrics & Gynecology residency. Scheduled conferences include weekly case conference and didactic lectures on Wednesday morning.
OBGN 977 Maternal-Fetal Medicine (4).
Students choosing the MFM elective will be assigned to one the perinatologists and work closely with the resident running the high-risk service. The student's time will be spent in the clinical setting as well as managing high-risk in-patients, manage patient's care in daily in-patient rounds, and attending all didactic conferences. Time spent during the rotation in ambulatory ob/gyn clinics with the program director, chairman or additional faculty members as determined by the department. The elective will expand the student's knowledge in managing pregnancies complicated by medical co-morbidities as well as diagnosis and management of obstetrical complications.
OBGN 995 Special Topics in Obstetrics (2-8).
The elective in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility provides the senior medical student the opportunity to learn the evaluation and diagnostic techniques for the infertile patient. The student will work with the four specialists as well as the third-year resident assigned to the service. Several procedures will be observed including tubal anastomosis, myomectomy, advanced sonography, operative hysteroscopy and assisted reproductive techniques.
OBGN 998 Sub-Internship in Obstetrics (4).
The student will function as a subintern in multiple clinical environments with supervised but advancing clinical responsibilities that will assist in preparation for internship. Two weeks will be spent the obstetrics units which will include one week of night call. That portion of the rotation includes coverage of emergency / unscheduled cesarean sections and Emergency Department coverage. One week includes surgical experience and floor rounds with the Gynecologic Oncology team. One week is spent in private practice clinic with the program director, chairman or additional faculty members as determined by the department. The student will be evaluated through faculty judgment for general information, and degree of attainment of skills necessary for matriculation into the intern year in Obstetrics and Gynecology residency. It is anticipated the subintern should have achieved competency in the ACGME Level 1 milestones for Obstetrics and Gynecology by the completion of this rotation.
OBGN 979 Gynecologic Oncology (4).
The objectives of this course for a senior medical student are to introduce the student to gynecologic malignancies, their presenting symptoms, their evaluation, and treatment thereof. The student will also learn management of treatment complications including management of chemotherapy problems and radiation problems and management of medical problems associated with progressive malignancies. The student will work closely with the three oncologists as well as residents and spend time in the clinical setting, operating and managing post-op patients.
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