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Electives - Obstetrics and Gynecology
ACE - AI in Ambulatory Gynecology - Student Health (arranged)
Elective Number: 1902
Rotation Supervisors: Dr. Lisa Christianson
Designated Signer: Karen Ahern; firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: 924-2773; fax 243-6689
Duration: 4 weeks
Available: Rotations 1, 7, 8, 11
IMPORTANT NOTE: This rotation has a 6-week ADD/DROP deadline!!!
Report to: Karen Ahern, BSN, RN
Time to Report: 8:00 am
Place to Report: Student Health Gyn reception desk - 400 Brandon Ave.
Typical day: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory. A student may not take time off during an ACE.
Number of students per rotation: 1-2
Course Description: This elective provides an opportunity for fourth year medical students to increase their proficiency in ambulatory gynecology knowledge, skills, and attitudes by participating in the care of university students. The trainees will have significant autonomy in patient care, medication and disease management, and the ability to gain excellent experience in physical exam skills. Elective participants are expected to increase their knowledge of: well-woman care, normal and problematic aspects of contraception, evaluation and management of menstrual problems, and evaluation and management of vaginal and pelvic infections (including sexually transmitted diseases). They will enhance their skills in gynecologic exams (with emphasis on breast and pelvic exams and microscopic evaluation of genital samples) and in communicating about sensitive topics, particularly sexual practices. They will also enhance their patient education skills. Elective participants will be expected to demonstrate and refine attitudes that are sensitive, non-judgmental, and compassionate toward patients. Elective participants will attend and present at weekly didactic sessions. Trainees will work closely with the clinic staff, including gynecologists, nurse practitioners, and certified nursing assistants. There will be a packet of information (how the clinic functions, tips on documentation/charting, and resources for learning) given to the students, that they can keep after the rotation. There is also a binder with more learning resources, including practice guidelines and relevant articles, which the students may borrow for the rotation, or purchase at the end of the rotation, if desired. There will also be access to on-line health sciences library resources and multiple texts and print-outs of national guidelines available to the students during their rotation. The formal learning objectives for the clerkship are listed in the following paragraph.
Student Health Ambulatory Gynecology Learning Objectives
I. Knowledge Base and History-Taking
II. Clinical Exam and Procedural
III. Professionalism and Communication Skills
Note: adapted from the APGO medical student educational objectives, 10th