Welcome Letter to the Student
Welcome to the exciting world of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Obstetrics and Gynaecology is an extremely rewarding and diverse field of medicine. The obstetrician/gynecologist is not only a specialist of the reproductive tract but also a major provider of the primary and preventative care needs for women.
During this 12-week clerkship you will be exposed to normal and pathologic conditions associated with the female reproductive organs. In addition, you will learn about broader health care concerns that face many women today. This will be accomplished by direct patient contact in clinics, wards, operating rooms and labor and delivery suites.
Our patients will allow you the privilege of sharing in some of the most intimate aspects of their lives including the birth of a child, the vulnerability of undergoing surgery, and pelvic examination. In return for this privilege each patient should be treated with compassion, dignity and respect for their privacy and beliefs.
This rotation will require a lot of time and hard work. It is designed to be an enjoyable and educational experience. Your interest and enthusiasm will likely dictate the interest and enthusiasm we take in you. During this clerkship we hope to provide you with a foundation of knowledge and skills to appreciate the health care needs of women.