Obstetrics & Gynecology
Wesley Medical Plaza at Wesley Healthcare
551 N. Hillside, Suite 500
Wichita, KS 67214
The Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship at KU School of Medicine-Wichita is an eight-week intensive study of obstetrics and gynecology for third-year medical students. It is the goal of the faculty in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology to give students a well-rounded experience to best prepare them to be the highest quality physicians in the great tradition of the University of Kansas School of Medicine.
Students experience ambulatory clinics and surgical experiences in Obstetrics & Gynecology, students will be involved in patient care in the following areas:
Students will be involved in deliveries, gynecologic surgeries, prenatal visits, well-woman exams and gynecologic health visits. While on the rotation, students will spend time in two focused areas of the specialty such as Gyn Onc, MFM, REI, FMPR/Urogyn, Rural OB/GYN, private practice local OB/GYN. The combination of both experiences will offer both ambulatory clinic and surgical opportunities.
Expectations and Responsibilities
Students will achieve the learning objectives for the rotation which are based upon the nationwide OB/GYN curriculum from the Association of Professors in Obstetrics and Gynecology (APGO). This will include a combination patient encounters, didactics and self-learning to achieve these goals.
Beyond academic success, clerkship students should demonstrate high quality behaviors in the areas of professionalism, data collection and documentation, interpretation of data, patient and interprofessional collaboration and communication and technical skills.
Students will take histories, perform physical examinations, present patients to supervisors and develop skills for ordering and documenting. Students will have hands-on experiences in Labor and Delivery and the operating room some of which are more unique to the field of OB/GYN and surgery, but many that are utilized throughout the profession, including the high important area of participating in and promoting a culture of patient safety.
As a core clerkship, the Obstetrics & Gynecology rotation prepares the KU Medical Student to have a solid foundation in OB/GYN which will serve them well in any specialty they choose as they are able to apply the knowledge and skills gained on this rotation for the remainder of their career.
Tips for Excelling in the Obstetrics/Gynecology Rotation
Laura Tatpati, M.D.
Medical Student Education Coordinator:
Recommended text for rotation: Beckmann and Ling's Obstetrics and Gynecology