Learning Objectives

By the end of the Ob/Gyn clinical component the student will be able to

  • Perform the medical interview and physical examination of women incorporating ethical, social, and diversity perspectives to provide culturally competent health care
  • Apply recommended prevention strategies to women throughout the life span
  • Develop his/her role as a leader and advocate for women
  • Analyze the impact of genetics, medical conditions, and environmental factors on maternal health and fetal development
  • Distinguish between normal and abnormal physiologic changes during pregnancy
  • Interpret common diagnostic studies
  • Apply knowledge of intrapartum and postpartum care in simulations and clinical encounters with mothers and newborns
  • Differentiate between normal and abnormal bleeding using knowledge of menstrual cycle physiology, puberty and menopause
  • Outline the etiology and evaluation of infertility
  • Role-play and relate knowledge of contraception, sterilization and abortion in shared decision making with patients in clinical scenarios
  • Construct differential diagnoses of patients with common benign gynecological conditions
  • Formulate a differential diagnosis of the acute abdomen and chronic pelvic pain
  • Classify common breast conditions and outline the evaluation of (or evaluate) breast complaints
  • Perform gynecological procedures using integrated knowledge of perioperative care
  • Develop a preliminary assessment of patients with sexual concerns
  • Analyze the quality of evidence regarding controversial topics in the field of Ob/Gyn
  • Assess patients for risks of domestic violence and child abuse