May 27, 2023
ELECT EOBMF2 - Maternal Fetal Medicine/High Risk Obstetrics
Director Fourth Year Department Courses: Mila Shah-Bruce, MD Phone: 318-675-5379
Director(s): David Lewis, MD
Administrative Contact: Delores Brown Phone: 318-675-5380
Number of Students Per 2 Week Block: 1
Number of Students Per 4 Week Block: 1
Duration: 2 Weeks
Location: Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport, Regional Perinatal Group
Selective Available During Blocks: All
Course Code: EOBMF2
Department approval required to enroll.
This advanced clinical OB/GYN elective in Maternal Fetal Medicine is designed to provide the fourth year medical student interested in entering OB/GYN residency with a more in-depth experience of high-risk obstetric patients in a clinical setting. The student will primarily be in an outpatient setting.
- Understand the maternal and fetal implications, clinical course, management and complications of:
- Common endocrine disorders of pregnancy (diabetes and thyroid)
- Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (essential, preeclampsia, collagen vascular disorders)
- Common infectious disorders of pregnancy
- Participate in the evaluation of outpatient high-risk consultations with the attending physician
- Perform histories and physical examinations, radiologic and laboratory review, and plan development and daily rounding on assigned patients admitted through the Antepartum Obstetrical Service-if indicated by attending physician
- Discuss necessary treatment recommendations with the senior or chief resident
- Review work-ups with the appropriate consultant and perform and document an appropriate history and physical on all assigned patients
- Review literature appropriate for the obstetrical, medical or surgical conditions of the patient
- Understand the normal anatomy that can be seen on routine obstetric ultrasound
- Understand the sonographic findings and implications of the more commonly noted fetal anomalies seen during an obstetric ultrasound
- Understand the sonographic markers used for evaluation of aneuploidy
- Be available to scrub on all procedures performed by the obstetrical team-if indicated by attending physician
- Review appropriate obstetrical pathology
- Learn obstetrical procedures for prenatal diagnosis, antepartum intervention and obstetrical delivery
- Demonstrate punctuality, appropriate demeanor, professionalism, compassion and personal appearance for patient interactions.
Resources for Learning:
Participating Faculty: David Lewis, M.D., Clint Cormier, M.D., Christian Briery, M.D.
Texts: William’s Obstetrics 25th ed. - Cunningham, MacDonald, Gant, Leveno
The senior student will be evaluated by the faculty and /or residents who are assigned to the specific block period using a standard competency based evaluation form based on the above objectives.
The course is pass/fail.