Program Coordinator: Willy Davila, MD

Duration: 4 weeks
Availability: Year round
No. of Students: 1
Time: Full-time

Prerequisite

Completion of the third year medical school core curriculum in Obstetrics and Gynecology including the clinical rotation. This elective is open to fourth year medical students.

Objectives

To provide the student with a unique, concentrated exposure to gynecologic urology and female urologic problems in both the ambulatory and operative settings. This will include general female urology with emphasis on the lower urinary tract, urogynecologic testing, and problems of incontinence, urgency and prolapse.

Description

The student will participate in evaluating patients in the clinic setting with a variety of urogynecologic and female urologic problems including prolapse, stress and urge incontinence, bleeding, and pain syndromes. Students will actively participate in urogynecologic testing and both medical and surgical treatments of presenting disorders as well as be exposed to research projects in these areas. They will also participate in urogynecologic surgery including laparoscopy, cystoscopy, laser, vaginal and abdominal repair procedures. The student is expected to assist with preoperative and postoperative care. There will be no night or weekend call responsibilities for this rotation.

Evaluation

The staff members of the Department of Gynecology will perform final evaluations and a report will be given to the dean and phase coordinators upon request.