Ascension Providence Hospital Obstetrics Nights

Rotation Director: Robert Dodds, MD

Rotation Location: Ascension Providence Hospital, Novi Campus

Duration of Rotation: 4 weeks

Students Per Month: 1

Work Hours: Sunday through Thursday (and two Fridays per month) at 6 pm board turn (sign out) in Labor and Delivery. The shift will end after 7 am board turn to the day team. The student will not work during the day.

Prerequisites: 2 years of medical school; completion of MCE and OGR 641 or OGR 608 for MSUCHM students; completion of core OBGYN clerkship for students from other schools PLUS review of secondary application for all students found here

MSUCHM Course #: OGR 614 

Goals & Objectives of Rotation:

  • The student will gain in‐depth experience in the management of obstetrical patients in a community hospital and clinic setting during the night-time hours.
  • The student will further develop basic clinical skills related to the care of female patients.
  • The student will learn to recognize high risk and complex obstetrical patients.
  • The student will have frequent exposure to common obstetrical problems.
  • The student will participate in all deliveries, vaginal and cesarean.

Description: This is an internship‐like clinical experience in Obstetrics and the student will function as an involved team member under the supervision of the Night resident. This is entirely an inpatient experience, mainly focused on labor and delivery. Students will see patients in the emergency department when obstetrical or gynecologic consults are requested. Students will have the opportunity to observe routine and complicated labor in assigned patients as part of the team. The rotation is four weeks in duration.

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. Medical students will be asked to evaluate the rotation at the end of the month.