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Learning Objectives

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

  • Obtain a focused patient history.
  • Perform a focused new patient physical examination.
  • Apply recommended screening and prevention strategies to women throughout the lifespan.
  • Develop the provider role as advocate for quality and equity in patient care and optimal patient care systems.
  • Analyze the impact of genetics, medical conditions, and environmental factors on maternal health and fetal development.
  • Recognize indications for common diagnostic and screening tests such as ultrasound, UPT, CBC with differential, UA, STD panel, B-hcg, cervical or urine cultures.
  • Use clinical reasoning to synthesize data from a surgical or obstetrical patient into a prioritized differential diagnosis, working diagnosis, and plan.
  • Develop assessments and management plans based on patients’ pathophysiology.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Describe gynecological malignancies, including risk factors, signs and symptoms and initial evaluation.
  • Role-play and relate knowledge of core OB/GYN related health issues including contraception, sterilization and abortion in shared decision-making with patients in clinical scenarios.
  • Perform gynecological procedures using integrated knowledge of perioperative care.
  • Develop a preliminary assessment of patients with sexual concerns.
  • Assess patients for risks of domestic violence and child abuse.
  • Demonstrate effective communication with patients and families.
  • Demonstrate professional behaviors with all members of the health care team including physicians and non-physician health professionals.
  • Exercise evidence-based practices.
  • Summarize a patient’s condition in an oral presentation using the SOAP format.
  • Construct a note based on a clinical encounter