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ELECT EOBGD - Clinical Ob/Gyn–Monroe

Director(s): Sherry Luther, M.D. Phone: 318.330.7652
Duration: 4 Weeks
Location: Monroe Medical Center at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport
Maximum Number of Students: 1
Minimum Number of Students: 1
Elective Offered During Blocks: All
Course Code: EOBDG 
4 Credits

This advanced clinical OB/GYN elective is designed to provide the student interested in entering OB/GYN residency with a more in-depth experience in a clinical setting. Both inpatient and outpatient patient care is involved. The experience will include high-risk obstetrics, vaginal deliveries, assisting in gynecological surgery, outpatient gynecological care/procedures and coordination of care with the health-care team.

Student must arrange this elective by speaking to Dr. Sherry Luther PERSONALLY. This is not a Family Medicine elective, but is arranged in coordination with the Monroe Medical Center Department of Family Medicine so that adequate housing may be assured. Housing is provided, as available.

The student will be able to:

  1. (PC,I & CS) Gather essential and accurate information about their patient and present it in an ordered meaningful way with a logical management plan.
  2. (PC) Obtain accurate histories, perform thorough physical exams and develop comprehensive management plans for various medical conditions complicating pregnancy such as diabetes, hypertension and sickle cell disease
  3. (PC) Obtain accurate histories, perform thorough physical exams and develop comprehensive management plans that require hospitalization such as premature labor, Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes, preeclampsia, intrauterine growth restriction and others
  4. (PC) Learn the evaluation process of the progress of labor and the application of internal fetal monitoring devices
  5. (PC) Perform directly supervised deliveries of uncomplicated pregnancies
  6. (PC) Make informed recommendations about diagnostic and therapeutic interventions (surgical and non-surgical) based on patient information and preferences
  7. (PC) Participate in surgical procedures as an assistant to the primary surgeon
  8. (PC) Understand and perform normal post operative care and follow up of surgical patients
  9. (PC,MK) Diagnose, evaluate and treat common ambulatory gyn problems, such as pelvic pain and irregular bleeding
  10. (PC, MK) Perform thorough and accurate well woman exams, to include breast and pelvic exam
  11. (PC) Understand when to use and how to perform common gyn office procedures such as wet prep and endometrial biopsy
  12. (MK) Demonstrate knowledge of gynecologic anatomy
  13. (MK) Evaluate and interpret lab abnormalities and formulate a response to them
  14. (MK) Evaluate antepartum and intrapartum states of mother and fetus
  15. (MK) Understand significant physiological changes of pregnancy as they are affected by medical diseases
  16. (I and CS) Present patient information and assessment to other members of the team, in an organized manner with attention to pertinent details and logical management plan
  17. (I and CS) Counsel and educate patients and their families in clinical, preoperative, operative and post operative setting
  18. (SBP) Work with health care professionals including those from other disciplines to provide patient-focused care
  19. (SBP) Understand health care delivery issues as related to the underserved female population
  20. (PBL&I) Use information technology to access information
  21. (P) Work effectively and harmoniously with all members of the OB/GYN service
  22. (P) Demonstrate punctuality, appropriate dress and demeanor for patient interaction
  23. (P) Be present and on time for all assigned activities, and let team know where they are at all times

Resources for Learning:
Participating Faculty: Drs. Luther, Menefee and Pharr

Text: Williams Obstetrics, Williams Gynecology

Students will be evaluated by faculty and residents who are assigned during the specific block period using a standardized competency based evaluation form based on the above objectives.

Offered: All