Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB)

OB 0102 - An Elective in Women's Health

Credit(s): 3-6 Credits

In the clinics, the student will observe the healthcare of women across the age spectrum. They will have the opportunity to interview patients with various conditions germane to this elective. The student will rotate through Labor & Delivery, OR and clinics to obtain exposure to the diverse specialty of OB/GYN. Time will be devoted to literature and resource review regarding the different objectives. A feedback session will be held at the end of the six-week block.

OB 0301 - Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women's Health Clerkship

Credit(s): 4-8 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

OB 0302 - Obstetrics and Gynecology Career Exploration

Credit(s): 1-2 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

This course may be used to register for Obstetrics and Gynecology career exporation The location of the experience may be at a SLU SOM affiliate or at another health care institution.

OB 0303 - Obstetrics and Gynecology self-designed Career Exploration

Credit(s): 1-2 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

OB 0401 - Understanding Medical-Legal Issues

Credit(s): 2-12 Credits

Perform selected readings and write manuscript on a medical-legal topic of your choice.

OB 0402 - Office Gynecology

Credit(s): 2-12 Credits

This is a clinical elective in a private practice setting. The hope is that each student will take advantage of the multiple options afforded by this rotation and personalize an elective that will best suit his/her own medical career. In this way the student can tailor the rotation to gain progress in those areas of OB/GYN that will prove most helpful with the upcoming residency. You will become more adept in taking a gynecological history, and the performance of a gynecological exam. The student will participate with these active obstetricians/gynecologists in their private office. The student will have adequate exposure to office obstetrics and gynecology, and, in addition, is encouraged to accompany these physicians to the delivery room and operating room. All students who are scheduled to take this elective must make arrangements to meet with Dr. Hanley prior to the beginning of the elective period. This meeting will focus on the course director's expectations of the student's performance on the elective.

OB 0406 - Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Credit(s): 2-12 Credits

The student will participate in the activities of a reproductive endocrinologist in a private office setting. The student will have adequate exposure to all phases of an infertility work-up and treatment, as well as work-up for other reproductive endocrine conditions. The student will also accompany the attending physician to any operative procedures.

OB 0408 - Urogynecology

Credit(s): 2-12 Credits

There are 3 full-time urogynecologists. The student will have an opportunity to participate in office evaluation of patients with incontinence, prolapse and bladder dysfunction. It is more observational and less hands on, as there is a 4th year resident on the rotation. It is excellent clinical exposure to severe problems of prolapse and office procedures such as cystoscopy and urodynamic testing. Extensive surgical exposure. Also large exposure to geriatric patients.

OB 0409 - Gynecologic Oncology

Credit(s): 2-12 Credits

The student will participate in all activities of the gynecologic oncology division. They will see oncology patients with the faculty in the outpatient setting, attend rounds on inpatients, participate in surgical experiences and attend division conferences. They will also attend the resident lectures, case presentations and grand rounds.

OB 0410 - Office-Based Obstetrics and Gynecology

Credit(s): 2-12 Credits

The student will participate in a variety of office-based OB/GYN clinical encounters. They will interview and examine patients in the faculty general clinics, pediatric clinic, vulvar clinic, and menopausal clinic. They will attend and perform basic office UTS procedures. They will also attend resident lectures, case presentations and departmental grand rounds and meetings.

OB 0411 - Domestic Violence and Abuse

Credit(s): 2-12 Credits

Students will participate in community agencies and legal aid agencies to observe and learn the processes in place for victim support in the St. Louis community. Students will observe/participate in counseling sessions and monitor court procedures in the family Court of St. Louis. Students will select readings relevant to domestic violence and sexual abuse.

OB 0412 - Ultrastructural morphometry of mouse model of premature cervical dilatation

Credit(s): 2-12 Credits

OB 0413 - Experience in General Ob/Gyn

Credit(s): 2-12 Credits

OB 0414 - Urogynecology

Credit(s): 2-12 Credits

There are 3 full-time urogynecologists. The student will have an opportunity to participate in office evaluation of patients with incontinence, prolapse and bladder dysfunction. The office is more observational and less hands on but, OR is interactive. It is excellent clinical exposure to severe problems of prolapse and office procedures such as cystoscopy and urodynamic testing. Extensive surgical exposure. Also large exposure to geriatric patients. Interesting elective for students as they gain insight to the variety contained within OB/GYN specialty. Also different and intensive surgical experience for them.

OB 0415 - Urogynecology at St. Anthony's Hospital

Credit(s): 2-12 Credits

OB 0416 - Substance Use Disordered Pregnancy

Credit(s): 1-8 Credits

The rotation will involve inpatient and outpatient care of pregnant women with chemical dependency. Care to patients is provided through WISH (Women and Infant Substance Help) under the supervision of the Medical Director.

OB 0499 - Obstetrics and Gynecology Student Chief

Credit(s): 1-12 Credits

Students selected to take this elective will serve as "Student Chiefs" at the beginning of the required clerkships. Week 1: The first week of the elective overlaps with the required, one-week orientation for students beginning their clerkships. During this week you would receive instruction in how to teach and provide feedback in the clinical setting. You will also be expected to help with general third year orientation week. Weeks 2-3: The following two weeks, you will help the new third-year students make the transition from classroom to clinic. The clerkship director and the education coordinator for the clerkship will provide you with guidance in this area. For example, you may be asked to observe and provide feedback when students perform histories and physical exams, to provide guidance on written and oral case presentations, and other clerkship tasks. In general, your job is to help facilitate each student's successful entry into the clerkship.

OB 0501 - Subinternship:Clinical Maternal - Fetal Medicine at St. Mary's Health Center

Credit(s): 3-6 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

The students will see patients both in the High-Risk Obstetric Clinic and inpatient High-Risk Obstetric Service at Saint Mary's Health Center. The students will function at a PGY1 level such as admitting and following patients assigned to them by the chief resident. They will care for at least 15 patients during this rotation. They will assist in at least 10 vaginal deliveries and 5 cesarean sections. The students are expected to attend all teaching activities and conferences for the residents on the High-Risk Obstetrical Services and weekly OB/Gyn Grand Rounds.

OB 0502 - Subinternship:Low Risk Obstetrics at St. Mary's Health Center

Credit(s): 3-6 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

The students will see patients in the inpatient Low-Risk Obstetric Service at Saint Mary's Health Center. The students will function at a PGY1 level such as admitting and following patients assigned to them by the chief resident. They will care for at least 30 patients during this rotation. They will assist in at least 10 vaginal deliveries and 5 cesarean sections. The students are expected to attend all teaching activities and conferences for the residents on the Low-Risk Obstetrical Services, weekly OB/Gyn Grand Rounds, and other resident conferences.

OB 0503 - Subinternship:Oncology at St. Mary's Hospital

Credit(s): 3-6 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Under the direction of the Gynecologic Oncology staff, students are expected to see patients in the office setting and be involved in the management plans of these patients. They are expected to follow patients and work with the gynecologic oncology team to provide the best possible care. In the operating room, students will be exposed to most of the principles of radical pelvic surgery and will also be called upon as more active participants, in some procedures. They will follow patients postoperatively, in conjunction with residents, and assist in patient management and discharge planning. Students are expected to attend all departmental educational conferences including tumor board and pathology conferences. Throughout the rotation students will work very closely with the faculty and residents assigned to the services.

OB 0901 - Obstetrics and Gynecology Direct Patient Care

Credit(s): 1-12 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

This course may be used to register for an Ob/Gyn elective. The elective experience must fulfill the requirements for a direct-patient care elective. The location of the experience may be at a SLUSOM affiliate or at another health care institution.

OB 0902 - Obstetrics and Gynecology Non-Direct Patient Care

Credit(s): 1-12 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

OB 0903 - Obstetrics and Gynecology Research

Credit(s): 1-12 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

This course may be used to register for an Ob/Gyn elective. The elective experience must fulfill the requirements for a research elective. The location of the experience may be at a SLUSOM affiliate or at another health care institution.

OB 0904 - Obstetrics and Gynecology Senior Inquiry

Credit(s): 1-12 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

OB 0905 - Obstetrics and Gynecology Teaching

Credit(s): 1-12 Credits (Repeatable for credit)