This course is an introductory experience in the provision of comprehensive medical care and counseling services to adult and adolescent female patients. Obstetrical conditions and gynecologic problems commonly encountered by the physician provide the primary focus.
Students may apply to this clerkship through the WPMG Office of Medical Education Student application.
Students will attend clerkship orientation at the University of Washington on the first day of rotation and will report to Kaiser Permanente Bellevue that afternoon. Please contact Dr. Sumi Lavin one week before the start of the rotation to coordinate the site orientation.
Credentialing paperwork is due to Kaiser Permanente's Graduate Medical Education Office no later than 3 weeks prior to the start of the rotation.
We require the following vaccination records documenting and confirming students are current with their full set of immunizations with immunization dates included:
- MMR (Measles/Mumps/Rubella) vaccination (2 shots)
- Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccination (2 shots)
- Hepatitis B vaccination (3 shots)
- Tdap (Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis) vaccination (1 shot)
- Tuberculosis Skin Test (TB) [negative] within the last 12 months prior to the start date of your upcoming clinical rotation
- Annual Influenza vaccination
- How to access your compliance documents
During their rotation at Kaiser Permanente Bellevue, students will be assigned to both the Ob/Gyn Clinic at Bellevue Medical Center office as well as the Labor and Delivery unit at Overlake Hospital in alternating one-week blocks. During the Ob/Gyn Clinic blocks, students will be assigned to one permanent staff physician each week. Under this guidance, the students will observe the process of medical care in the clinic and be introduced to pelvic examinations, patient interviews, etc. They will take histories and perform physicals, including the pelvic examination. Students will also go to surgery with their assigned physician. They will do a complete presurgical workup and assist the attending surgeon at surgery. On the Labor and Delivery blocks of rotation, the students will be assigned to the Labor and Delivery unit to follow the patients in labor and delivery. Depending on the total exposure and ability of the individual student, students may be able to perform some deliveries, with or without episiotomy repair. While on the Delivery Service, students will be expected to remain until 11:00 p.m. when on call (every 3rd night and weekend day).
Students will be evaluated on their performance in surgery, delivery room and clinic; on their presentation and patient workups; and on their oral and written final examination taken at the University of Washington.