OBG3-3001/F Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship-CHATT
Clerkship Director: Dr. Jeanie Dassow (Jeanie.Dassow@erlanger.org)
Administrative Contact: Marcella Westmoreland (email: email@example.com)
Office Phone: (423) 778-7515
The M-3 OB/GYN Clerkship in Chattanooga is organized in an eight-week block:
From 2 to 4 students can be scheduled for the clerkship per eight-week block. The purpose of this core clerkship experience is to learn and understand the basic principles and practice of obstetrics and gynecology and develop a general understanding of women's health.
Clerks will have two weekend call responsibilities during the rotation. Students are expected to attend rounds, conferences and lectures associated with the respective services. The rotation involves both inpatient and outpatient care of obstetrical and gynecologic patients, including assisting and/or performing related procedures such as deliveries, ultrasounds and office procedures as well as major gynecology cases. Departmental faculty include areas of general obstetrics and gynecology, reproductive endocrinology, gynecologic oncology, perinatology, advanced endoscopic surgery, and gynecologic-urologic surgery.
During the clinic weeks, students work in both private and resident offices. Reproductive-endocrinology and Maternal-Fetal experiences are also part of these weeks. Each student will spend a half-day with a radiologist reading mammograms and also join a community worker for a home visit to a patient participating in support programs.
Assignment of grades is based on clinical performance (determined by evaluations from residents and staff) and scores on the written examination administered at the end of the rotation. Each student will also give a short presentation to peers and the clerkship director. Weekly quizzes help students to pace required reading.
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology sponsors a comprehensive four-year residency program for 16 residents (4 residents at each level.)