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Tripler Guide 2015
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  • To provide the second and third year medical student with a basic understanding of the practice of obstetrics and gynecology with particular emphasis on the delivery of primary care medicine.
  • Fourth year elective rotations are designed to permit medical students to gain a greater depth of understanding of principles of women's health care in Obstetrics and Gynecology. A more advanced level of medical knowledge, technical skills, and clinical abilities related to Obstetrics and Gynecology will be expected at the conclusion of a four-week elective rotation.
  • The following fourth year rotations are available (may select one or two):
    • General Obstetrics;
    • General Gynecology;
    • Gynecologic Oncology
    • Urogynecology;
    • Maternal Fetal Medicine; and
    • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI).
  • Our goal is to train and mentor the next generation of Army Obstetricians and Gynecologists.


  • Each second/third year student will rotate for one week with the “night float” OB/GYN team, which works only at night.
  • There will be at most one additional “call” or twenty-four hour shift during rotation.
  • Fourth year students will take overnight call twice during their rotation and may participate in night float if desired.
  • Weekends will generally be free of obligation.


  • Beckmann et al. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 7th Edition. Students should read this on a regular basis throughout the duration of the clerkship.
  • In addition, there will be selected readings from textbooks and journals based on identified patient problems seen during clinical encounters.


  • Each student is expected to attend all Obstetrics and Gynecology conferences, to include morning report, noon lectures, Tuesday academics, after-clinic rounds, and Journal Club.
  • Third year students have requirements as outlined in the USUHS Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship Manual.
  • Fourth year students are required to give one 10 – 15 minute presentation on a selected topic.


  • Rotation evaluations will be completed by staff and residents that work with each student. Grading will be based on cognitive and non-cognitive academic performance.
  • Second and third year students will take a standardized National Board of Medical Examiners test at the end of each second/third year rotation, which emphasizes the practical and important points obtained from reading Essentials of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) learning objectives.
  • There is also an Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) on basic clinical skills in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the end of each second/third year rotation.
  • The second/third year student’s final evaluation will be based on NBME and OSCE scores in addition to performance during both inpatient and outpatients experiences. Fourth year student evaluations will be completed based on cognitive and non-cognitive academic performance and oral presentation.
  • The final evaluation for all students will reflect not only his/her fund of knowledge and ability to gather and synthesize information, but also his/her motivation, work habits, and interpersonal skills.


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