OBGY661PM.01 (Reno)
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Office of Medical Education

  • Course Name: Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Short Name: Pelvic Med-Reconstruction
  • Course Number: OBGY661PM.01
  • Location: Reno
  • Type: Clinical
  • Length: 4 Weeks; Open to students applying to OB/Gyn or Urology residency.
  • Preceptor: Dr. Kerac Falk

Please contact the department to verify elective availability.


  • Demonstrate understanding of common problems in urogynecology
  • Demonstrate skills in independent learning and critical thinking
  • Develop Communication Skills To efficiently and effectively expedite the transmission of medical information in a professional setting
  • Establish a relationship of mutual respect with patients, their families and members of the healthcare team and work effectively as a member of the healthcare team
  • Explain the importance of research in developing evidence-based criteria
  • Demonstrate positive attributes which will serve as the basis for a successful professional career

Description of Rotation

This sub-internship provides in-depth exposure to the Ob/Gyn and Urologic subspecialty of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, focusing on the evaluation and treatment of common and complex pelvic floor disorders including pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, urogenital fistula, childbirth injury repair, recurrent UTI and pelvic pain disorders. This course will give you a better understanding of the female pelvic floor anatomy and physiology and hands-on exposure to the full breadth of pelvic reconstructive surgical procedures.

This elective is a four-week course for highly motivated fourth year medical students interested in pursuing a career in Ob/Gyn or Urology. Participation in this clerkship will strengthen students' knowledge of the principles and practice of urogynecology and pelvic reconstructive surgery, focusing on the ambulatory and surgical care of patients with pelvic floor disorders. Students will be considered a member of the health care team and participate under faculty supervision in both ambulatory and surgical care. There will be a focus on evidence-based medicine, with expectations for critical evaluation of appropriate medical literature, as well as taking on a teaching and mentorship role for rotating third year medical students.


Walters and Karram: Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery.5th edition, 2021

Please contact Mary Shultz (mshultz@med.unr.edu), Director of Savitt Medical Library, with any difficulties regarding availability of books, journals, or online materials, needed for your course. All referenced journals are available from Savitt and are on-line through Savitt.

Evaluation Method

Grades will be assigned by the clinical preceptor. Grading will be based on evaluation of the student's competence in the field through direct observation of the student's performance. A passing grade will be awarded to students who demonstrate an understanding of the core presentations of the specialty, with the understanding of basic assessments and management. Passing students will demonstrate consistent professionalism, dedication to patient and a motivation to learn.


  • Honors: An exceptional performance which exceeds all course objectives
  • High Pass: A performance which exceeds most course objectives
  • Pass: A performance which meets the course objectives
  • Fail: A performance which does not meet the course objectives