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Obstetrics and Gynecology

4th Year Ob-Gyn Sub-Internship Opportunities

Rotation at a Glance

Director(s)

Sharon Mass, MD, FACOG

Location

Morristown Medical Center

Duration

4 weeks

Offered

  • Sub-Internship opportunities in gynecologic oncology; maternal-fetal medicine; minimally invasive/general gynecology; urogynecology (please note: offerings may vary annually)
  • One student per service per block; rotation starts on the first Monday of the month

Prerequisites

Successful completion of all 3rd year clerkships; interest in ob-gyn preferred

Description

During the obstetrics & gynecology sub-internship, students will participate in one service specialty (combined office and hospital-based), working with the attending physicians, fellows, and residents and serving in the capacity of an intern.

Learning Experiences

Students will:

  • Attend resident didactics and conferences including resident morning report and noon conferences, as well as grand rounds lectures, mortality & morbidity reviews, and journal club
  • Have the opportunity to spend several evening or weekend on-call shifts (optional)

Service specifics:

  • Gynecologic Oncology – Students will:
    • Assist with surgical cases in the operating room
    • Work in a private office and in the clinic, under the supervision of an attending physician
    • Perform consults and ER assessments
    • Perform morning rounds and post-operative checks on patients
    • Participate in teaching rounds and didactics and prepare one topic for presentation
    • Have the opportunity to participate in a research project (potentially)

  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine – Students will:
    • Participate in morning huddle and patient rounds
    • Participate in teaching rounds
    • Assist with inpatient consultations and with surgical cases in the operating room
    • Observe office procedures and ultrasounds
    • Work in a private office and in the clinic under the supervision of an attending physician
    • Participate in didactics and prepare one topic for presentation
    • Spend one day each week on labor and delivery with the residents
    • Have the opportunity to participate in a research project (potentially)

  • Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery/General Gynecology- Students will:
    • Assist with laparoscopic and robotic surgical cases in the operating room
    • Work in a private office and clinic under the supervision of an attending physician
    • Perform consults, ER assessments, morning rounds, and post-operative checks on patients
    • Participate in teaching rounds and didactics and prepare one topic for presentation

  • Urogynecology - Students will:
    • Assist with surgical cases in the operating room
    • Work in a private office and in the clinic under the supervision of an attending physician
    • Perform consults, ER assessments, morning rounds, and post-operative checks on patients
    • Participate in teaching rounds and didactics and prepare one topic for presentation
    • Have the opportunity to participate in a research project (potentially)

Goals & Objectives

  • To function as an integral member of a multidisciplinary healthcare team
  • To assume responsibility for continuity of patient care
  • To develop competence in the medical interview and physical examination of women
  • To identify and justify a working diagnosis based on the clinical scenario, citing evidence to support the diagnosis
  • To develop and implement a comprehensive management plan for each patient
  • To learn about the transition from office-based evaluation to inpatient management
  • To obtain knowledge in perioperative care and to become familiar with relevant obstetric and/or gynecological procedures
  • To apply principles of evidence-based medicine to patient care
  • To deliver oral presentations that are comprehensive, organized, and demonstrate sound clinical judgment
  • To communicate effectively with teammates, patients, and other healthcare professionals
  • To incorporate ethical, social, and diversity perspectives in providing culturally competent healthcare
  • To recognize the physician’s role as a leader and as an advocate for women
  • To understand medical systems issues that impact patient care
  • To incorporate multidimensional feedback into performance
  • To explore the advantages of the Atlantic Health System ob-gyn residency program for potential residency candidates

Feedback & Evaluation

The attending preceptor, with input from the team, will provide consistent written evaluations and will offer feedback throughout the rotation. A final, written evaluation will be completed at the end of the rotation.