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OBGYN Electives at LIJMC

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Course Director:

Jill Rabin, MD

This Clinical Clerkship can be tailored to the medical student's interest and can emphasize Obsterical Management, Labor and Delivery, Gynecologic Surgery and/or Ambulatory OB/GYN. The medical student will be exposed to a large and varied tertiary clinical volume, with excellent "hands-on" experience, as well as a broad didactic program.

In the Obstetrics portion of the Clinical Clerkship the student will learn standards of normal antenatal care as well as diagnosis and management of high risk factors affecting the mother and/or the fetus. Patients will be followed through labor, delivery and the postpartum period.

During the Gynecology portion of the Clerkship the students will have the opportunity to participate in the complete range of gynecologic operative procedures. There is a busy OB/GYN clinic each day and students will learn how to perform a complete gynecologic evaluation for a wide range of gynecologic problems. If desired, students can become involved in ongoing departmental research programs.

Gynecologic Oncology (LIJ)

The major objective of this Clerkship is for the student to develop basic clinical skills for the prevention, diagnosis and management of female genital cancers. An individualized working schedule will be made for each student. The schedule consists of a multidisciplinary Gynecologic Oncology Conference, daily bedside discussion, rounds of gynecologic cancer patients with the gynecologic oncologists, work-up and personal follow-up of patients with a variety of gynecologic neoplasms, operative experience by assisting at cancer surgery, involvement in the ambulatory gynoncology clinic, detection of precursor stages of cervical cancer through colposcopy, review of pathology with the gynecologic pathologist and exposure to research, if desired.

Perinatal Medicine (LIJ)

The aim of this Clinical Clerkship is for the student to develop a basic understanding of the diagnosis and management of obstetrical and perinatal complications. The student will participate in rounds on the Obstetric and Postpartum floors, attend normal Obstetrics and the "high risk" Prenatal Clinic, the Antepartum Testing Unit and the Perinatal Mortality and Morbidity Conferences. He/she will follow Obstetric patients in labor with the resident or attending physician, interpret fetal heart rate/uterine contractility and monitoring, learn the role of fetalscalp pH sampling during labor, as well as participate in vaginal and abdominal deliveries and the immediate neonatal care.

Department Contact

Dr. Leah Kaufman
Phone: (718) 470-7660
E-mail:  lkaufman@nshs.edu


Obstetrics and Gynecology Course Director:
Jill Rabin, MD
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health

Gynecologic Oncology (LIJ) Course Director:
Diana Contreras, MD
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health

Perinatal Medicine (LIJ) Course Director:
Natalie Meirowitz, MD
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecologyand Women's Health

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