Rachel Saunders. MD

Welcome to the World of Obstetrics and Gynecology!

We hope that you find this rotation to be valuable in your future career as a physician. We don’t expect everyone to pick OB/GYN as their specialty, but aim to gain understanding and become more comfortable in the care of people assigned female at birth.

MD 838 Mission Statement

The purpose of this rotation is to teach students the foundational knowledge of obstetrics and gynecology, as well as the social, cultural and psychological factors needed to provide comprehensive care of patients assigned female at birth (women).

Clerkship Director
Dr. Rachel Saunders

MD 838 | Obstetrics & Gynecology Clerkship (four weeks/credit hours)

As part of the third-year core required nine clinical rotations, the OB/GYN clinical clerkship is designed to provide students with foundational knowledge in obstetrics and gynecology.  Through a variety of clinical experiences, students will participate in the care of OB/GYN patients.  Students will have various experiences during their rotation but those considered common to all sites include inpatient gynecology, surgical gynecology, ambulatory gynecology, labor and delivery, inpatient postpartum, and ambulatory prenatal care.

Throughout, students are active participants in providing patient care and practicing their clinical skills by assessing patients, discussing plans with patients and colleagues, and directly participating in the delivery of medical care under the supervision of faculty preceptors.

Dr. John Cooper
Co-Clerkship Director
Dr. John Cooper

OB/GYN Clerkship Rotation

The OB/GYN clerkship rotation includes a week on each: benign gynecology, gynecologic oncology, labor hall days, and labor hall nights.  Each student is assigned two continuity clinic preceptors and attend clinics during the rotation.

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