SOM Elective Brochure
 

Electives Type:  Clinical

Elective Title
Ob/Gyn Acting Internship in Austin
Course Number
OBGU-4030
Duration/Weeks
4
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Year 2 
      Additional Requirements:
Successful completion of Ob/Gyn clerkship
Responsible Faculty Director:
Whitney Keller, MD
Other Faculty:
Location to Report on First Day
Contact Tricia McElligott at tmmcelligott@seton.org or 512-324-7960
Periods Offered
1-11
including Period 12 (June), including the holiday vacation Period 13 (Dec)
Maximum Enrollment
1

Goals
  1) Act as the primary physician (i.e. triage, admit, and develop management plans for the obstetric patient). 2) Develop a team based approach towards patient care 3) Demonstrate proficiency in routine obstetric procedures

Objectives
  1) Provide and receive detailed patient signout. 2) Scrub in all deliveries and procedures. 3) Request input and communicate with appropriate team members (RN staff, Anesthesia, Pediatrics) 4) Interpret and document Fetal Heart tracings appropriately. 5) Gain experience with basic suturing (lacerations, skin closure).

Description of course activities
  1) Student will typically work labor and delivery shifts; this includes two weeks on a daily inpatient obstetrics service, four nights spent in Labor and Delivery and one choice week spent on gynecology, urogynecology, gyn oncology, ultrasound, resident clinics or a combination of those. 2) Student will be responsible for following patients; this includes pre-rounds, giving signout as well as receiving a signout for crosscoverage, and completing appropriate paperwork. 3) Student is expected to attend Resident lectures when possible. The lectures take place on Wednesdays from 8am-Noon; including Chapter Reviews, Path/Gyn conference, and either a Grand Rounds, Ethics Talk, or Journal Club. 4) Some experience in Office Gynecology and Surgery may also be available for those who are interested. 5) Shifts are 7a-7p. Students are expected to pre-round prior to their shift. In order to accommodate student requests for days off, on occasion, a 24 hour shift may be scheduled.

Type of students who would benefit from the course
 This rotation is geared towards students who are actively interested in pursuing a career in Obstetrics and Gynecology. To enroll, UTMB students should submit a C-form to Tricia M. McElligott via e-mail at tmmcelligott@seton.org. Visiting students apply for this rotation through the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS). Select UTMB at Galveston as the host institution, and select OBGU-4030. ALL students must also submit a half to one page letter of intent to Tricia McElligott. In the letter, explain why you are choosing Ob/Gyn and why you want to do a rotation with the Austin program.

Weekly Schedule
  Clinical Activities (please insert estimated schedule here)
   
  Day of Week AM PM
  Monday 7am-12pm 12pm-7pm
  Tuesday 7am-12pm 12pm-7pm
  Wednesday 8-12 Resident Lecture
  Thursday 7am-12pm 12pm-7pm
  Friday 7am-12pm 12pm-7pm
  Saturday shifts as scheduled shifts as scheduled
  Sunday shifts as scheduled shifts as scheduled
       
  Average number of patients seen per week: 15  
  Call Schedule:   night shift; schedule dependent  

  Research Activities (please insert estimated schedule here)
   
  Activity Hours per Week
  Faculty contact time

  Self-directed study

  Data collection/analysis

  Other


Method of student evaluation
Check all that apply - complete appropriate section(s) only:
1.  Clinical Observation
  A. Where are students observed on this elective?
    Inpatient service   Ambulatory   Surgery   Standardized patients
Patients simulators   Other
  B. Frequency - How often are students observed clinically?
    Daily
  C. Format - What method(s) are used to document the student's clinical performance?
    Daily oral feedback   End of period oral feedback   Written feedback
Other

2.  Oral Presentation
  A. Audience - To whom does the student present?
    faculty and residents
  B. Frequency / duration of presentation(s)?
    Students will be expected to give a presentation on an Ob/Gyn topic of their choice the final week to the Clerkship Director.
  C. Format - What guidelines are set for the student's presentation?
   
  D. Assessment - Who assesses the student's presentation performance?
    Self-assessment   Peer assessment   Faculty assessment
  E. Method of content selection
    Current cases  Student-selected topic   Assigned topic

3.  Written Assignment (H&P's, notes, papers, abstracts, etc.)
  A. Frequency of written assignment(s)?
    n/a
  B. Format - What guidelines are set for the student's written work?
   
  C. Length of written assignment(s)?
    Abstract   Annotated bibliography   1 - 2 page paper   3+ page paper
  D. Are recent references required?   No    If yes, how are they selected?
   
  E. Method of content selection - e.g. student-selected, relate to cases, etc.?
   
  F. Audience - Who assesses the studentís written performance?
    Peer Assessment     Faculty Assessment     Other

4.  Examination
  Format
    Oral   Written multiple choice   Written essay / short answer   OSCE
Other

5.  Extra Course Activities
  What expectations do you have for the student to demonstrate participation in the elective (e.g. small group activities, seminars, thoughtful questions, providing resources, journal club, resident lecture attendance)?
    Journal Club (Students are invited to Journal club and are expected to read articles prior to meeting)

6.  Other Modes of Evaluation
  Please explain below.
    Evaluations are completed by the Course Director, Dr. Keller. They are based on composite evaluation and feedback from Housestaff and Faculty, and may include feedback from RN staff as well as other services (Pediatrics/Anesthesia). The measuring stick for the course is performance at an intern level.

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