MS-3: Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship (OBGC)

4 weeks

Clerkship Director
Pritha M. Workman, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

Clerkship Co-Director
April Dunmyre, DO
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

Course Description

This 4-week clerkship emphasizes sexual and reproductive care across the lifespan while working clinically with Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Students will rotate through three clinical environments, including outpatient services (outpatient offices), obstetrics (labor and delivery suite and antepartum service), and gynecology (benign gynecology and gynecologic oncology).

Daily schedules may include teaching rounds, evaluation of outpatients, preparation of patients for surgery and assisting/observing in surgery and deliveries, postoperative, and postpartum care.

Course Objectives

  1. Adequately perform a thorough and organized menstrual, obstetric, gynecologic, contraceptive, and sexual history using gender-inclusive language
  2. Demonstrate competency in the performance of breast and pelvic examinations
  3. Recognize the presentation and course of common diseases specific to the vulva, vagina, cervix, uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and breasts
  4. Demonstrate understanding of the physiologic changes of pregnancy

The clerkship takes place at UPMC Magee-Women's Hospital.

Educational Methods

  • Inpatient patient care activities
  • Independent readings
  • Outpatient patient care activities
  • Small group didactic sessions
  • Workshops
  • Conferences
  • Lectures
  • Grand rounds


Evaluation of the clerkship will be based on a combination of your clinical performance from preceptors (55%), NBME web-based subject final examination (20%), the written reflective exercise on Cultural Competency (10%), and small group performance (15%).

Grading: The clerkship is graded Honors, High Satisfactory, Satisfactory, Low Satisfactory, Unsatisfactory.