Obstetrics and Gynecology

Obstetrics and Gynecology

doctor with obgyn patient

The OB/GYN clerkship at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is a six-week program during which students spend half of the rotation in obstetrics and half in gynecology. Given our strong community-based program, students directly interact with attendings and patients during each part of the rotation.

During the obstetrical rotation, students will spend time on Labor and Delivery and in prenatal clinics to learn about antepartum and postpartum management and complications. They will be actively involved with vaginal and cesarean deliveries. Rounding on postpartum patients will allow for continuity of care and an improved understanding of an obstetrical patient's hospital course.

On the gynecologic rotation, students spend time in the operating room directly observing surgical management of gynecologic conditions. Preoperative and postoperative care is reviewed. Students also spend time in outpatient GYN clinics, gaining knowledge in women's healthcare.

In addition to these direct clinical experiences, there are didactic sessions throughout the week which cover core topics in OB/GYN. These include formal lectures, simulations and experiences interacting with Gynecological Teaching Associates.

The goal of the OB/GYN clerkship is to provide each medical student on the rotation with an improved understanding of what is involved in being a physician in this specialty and how to compassionately and effectively deliver healthcare to women.