OBGY661LM.01 (Reno)
Introduction to Gynecologic Oncology

Office of Medical Education

  • Course Name: Introduction to Gynecologic Oncology
  • Short Name: OBGYN661LM.01 Gynecologic Oncology
  • Course Number: OBGY661LM.01
  • Location: Reno
  • Department Contact: Heather Durden
  • Type: Clinical
  • Length: 4 Weeks required
  • Preceptor: Peter C. Lim, M.D., FACOG

Please contact the department to verify elective availability.


  • At the completion of this course the student should be able to: 1. Gynecologic ambulatory care with regard to: a. Successful screening strategies for pelvic gynecologic malignancies; b. Surveillance for status of cure/palliation; c. Diagnostic strategies in the diagnosis of the common pelvic gynecologic malignancies; d. Psychosocial aspects of managing the cancer patient. 2. Discuss the pathophysiology, typical presentation, preoperative evaluation, surgical approach, and prognosis of the common pelvic gynecologic malignancies.

Description of Rotation

This 4-week course in both ambulatory and inpatient care of patients commonly encountered in a general gynecologic oncology practice, is designed for highly motivated students interested in surgery, gynecology, oncology. Students will be considered a member of the health care team and participate under faculty supervision in both ambulatory and inpatient care. Call schedule is to be arranged with faculty.


Stenchever MA, Droegemueller W, Herbst AL, Mishell Jr. DR, Katz VL, Lentz GM, Lobo RA, Gershenson DM, Comprehensive Gynecology, 5th Ed., Mosby, St Louis, 2007

"Clinical Gynecologic Oncology", DiSaia, Creasman, 2002, 6th Ed. Mosby

Synopsis of Gynecologic Oncology, Morrow CP, Curtin J, New York, Churchill Livingstone, 1998


  • 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