Women's Health


WMN 3001: Women's Health Core

The Women’s Health Clerkship will provide clinical exposure to the various aspects of women’s health issues. Students will gain knowledge, experience, and competence in the diagnosis and management of gynecologic and obstetric patients in inpatient and outpatient clinical settings. Students will also become competent in their knowledge of the physiologic adaptations of pregnancy and the process of normal and abnormal labor and delivery as well as general reproductive health. Prerequisite: successful completion of all pre-clinical (Year 1 and Year 2) coursework.

It is critical to note that the clinical clerkship experience is not intended to teach the student everything on the subject of Women’s Health nor provide the student with clinical experience in every aspect of the discipline. The Clerkship Director and the assigned Preceptor may provide educational guidance, but it is each student’s individual responsibility to learn the subject content. Lifelong self-learning is the ultimate goal and is expected in this core clinical clerkship. Students must show that adequate direct patient care experience has been achieved by demonstrating adequate patient log support of an average of at least 4 outpatients or 2 inpatients per day.

WMN 4001: Women's Health Elective

Women's health refers to the health of women, which differs from that of men in many unique ways. Women's health is an example of population health, where health is defined by the World Health Organization as "a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity".

WMN 4110: OBGYN Elective

Obstetrics and gynecology is the medical specialty that deals with pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period and the health of the female reproductive systems and the breasts.

WMN 4120: Gynecologic Oncology Elective

Gynecologic oncology is a specialized field of medicine that focuses on cancers of the female reproductive system, including ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, vaginal cancer, cervical cancer, and vulvar cancer.

WMN 4130: Gynecological Surgery Elective

Gynecological surgery refers to surgery on the female reproductive system and is usually performed by gynecologists. It includes procedures for benign conditions, cancer, infertility, and incontinence.