Ascension Providence Hospital Obstetrics and Gynecology Sub-Internship

Faculty Contact: Robert Dodds, MD

Rotation Location: Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield Campus

Duration of the Rotation: 4 weeks

Students Per Month: 1

Work Hours: Weekdays, typically 6 am-5 pm, but at discretion of Rotation Director

Prerequisites: 2 years of medical school; completion of MCE and HM 556 and OGR 641 for MSUCHM students; OBGYN core clerkship for students from other schools PLUS review of secondary application for all students found here.

MSUCHM Course #: OGR 615

General: Demonstrates to the student the approach to the obstetrical and gynecological patient in a community hospital with overall direction by the chiefs of service via the departmental education committee, audit committee and departmental reviews and critiques.

Goals & Objectives: The student elective program at Providence Hospital in Obstetrics and Gynecology has the following objectives:

  • To instruct the medical student in the correlation of basic knowledge of obstetrics and gynecology with the basic sciences (Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, etc.).
  • To instruct the medical student in the clinical application of Obstetrics and Gynecology correlated with previous exposure via curricula in medical school.

Student Responsibilities and Expectations:

  • Familiarization with terminology concerning obstetrics and gynecology (definition of terms and their proper usage).
  • The practical application of history-taking for both the obstetric patient and gynecology patient.
  • The practical application of examination of the obstetrical patient and her evaluation.
  • The practical application and conduct of a pelvic examination in relationship to the history as it applies to any female patient.
  • Attend the following conferences:
    • Grand Rounds – Wednesday at 8:00 a.m.
    • Morning Report - daily at 7:00 a.m.
    • Scientific conferences – Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. 
  • Participate in rounds with the Chief Resident on the OB or GYN service.
  • Night call is not required, but available on a limited basis, if desired.
  • Student schedule will generally be Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., but will be at the discretion of the Rotation Director.

Method: The above is accomplished primarily by direct observation/patient care, supplemented by the limited use of didactic lectures and self-directed reading, reviewing primarily what was taught in the first two years of medical school, e.g. review of the anatomy of the pelvis, review of pathology as it applies to gynecology, etc.)

Evaluation: At the end of the rotation, the Rotation Director will collect data from the supervising physician and other medical team members and complete a written evaluation of the student that is reflective of the student’s academic competence, procedural proficiency and professional attributes. The standard medical school form from the student’s medical school will be used. If required, the student should complete a case log and an evaluation of the rotation and submit them to their medical school.