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Overview

6-Week Clinical Experience


At all Women’s Care (WC) clerkship sites (University, Denver Health, St Joe’s and AHEC locations), your clinical experience includes outpatient clinic, inpatient floor work, OR time, consultation services, and night work.  The nights experience may include time on Labor and Delivery, cross-coverage of Ob/Gyn inpatients, OR time and consultation services.  The variety of settings will provide many unique clinical and educational opportunities.

During the clerkship, you may work with a number of providers.  These providers include, but are not limited to: attending physicians, interns, resident physicians, nurse practitioners and certified nurse midwives.  This diversity will further increase the depth of your clinical experience and learning opportunities.​

Core Clinical Conditions
W​C Goals (PDF with objectives)​

  • Students will develop the knowledge, attitudes and skill to behave in a safe, sterile, helpful manner in the Operating Room.
  • Students will develop the interpersonal and professional skills to participate as a contributing and integrated member of an ob/gyn inpatient and outpatient interprofessional team.
  • Students will further develop professionalism that enables them to interact with patients in challenging reproductive circumstances.
  • Students will develop the knowledge and clinical reasoning to recommend and interpret common diagnostic and screening tests (pap, mammogram, DEXA scan, colonoscopy, pelvic ultrasound).
  • Students will develop the knowledge and clinical reasoning to recognize women requiring urgent or emergent care in the L&D and ER settings.
  • Students will develop the knowledge, physical exam skills and clinical reasoning to gather a history, perform a basic pelvic exam (speculum and bimanual), provide an oral presentation and documentation of the clinical encounter in the  medical record.
  • Students will be able to form clinical questions and retrieve evidence to advance patient care.
  • Students will develop the knowledge and clinical reasoning to evaluate operative candidates pre- and post-surgery.
  • Students will develop a prioritized differential diagnosis and select a working diagnosis after a patient encounter for common gynecologic complaints.
  • Students will develop the knowledge, physical exam skills and clinical reasoning to care for a woman presenting for a routine well-woman exam.  This includes contraceptive counseling and preconception counseling.
  • Students will develop the knowledge and exam skills necessary to care for a woman presenting for routine prenatal care.
  • Students will develop the knowledge and exam skills to assess fetal well-being in the clinic and on Labor and Delivery.
  • Students will develop the knowledge and clinical reasoning to recognize normal and abnormal labor.
  • Students will develop the knowledge, clinical reasoning and exam skills necessary to identify complications of early pregnancy (early pregnancy failure, incomplete abortion, ectopic pregnancy, hyperemesis).
  • Students will develop the knowledge, clinical reasoning and exam skills necessary to treat common complications of advanced pregnancy.