Sub-Internships

OB/GYN 681: Gynecological Oncology Subspecialty

Offered at UWMC (two students/section), Swedish (one student/section) and Northwest Hospital (one student/section); fulfills Surgery Selective requirement. 

Objectives for all Gynecological Oncology Courses:

  1. The student will understand basic components of the evaluation, counseling, and management of women with gynecologic masses as well as pre-malignant and malignant gynecologic conditions.
  2. Students will acquire basic surgical skills and be exposed to complex surgical procedures for treatment of gynecologic oncology patients.
  3. The student will describe adjuvant therapies used in the care of women with reproductive malignancies (i.e., chemotherapy and radiation therapy).
  4. The student will demonstrate skills in triage of multiple critical patients simultaneously, multi-tasking, working with multi-disciplinary teams in the care of gynecologic oncology patients.
  5. The student will appreciate the breadth and depth of the specialty of gynecologic oncology.

Faculty Contact: Renata Urban, MD (OB GYN 681 UWMC); Joshua Press, MD (OB GYN 681 Swedish)

Renata R. Urban, MD
Renata R. Urban, MD
Joshua Press, MD
Joshua Press, MD

Please contact the clerkship administrator at obclerk@uw.edu for more information and permission to take the course.


OB/GYN 683: Gynecological Oncology Subspecialty

Offered in Boise, ID; one student/section; fulfills Surgery Selective requirement.

Objectives for all Gynecological Oncology Courses:

  1. The student will understand basic components of the evaluation, counseling, and management of women with gynecologic masses as well as pre-malignant and malignant gynecologic conditions.
  2. Students will acquire basic surgical skills and be exposed to complex surgical procedures for treatment of gynecologic oncology patients.
  3. The student will describe adjuvant therapies used in the care of women with reproductive malignancies (i.e., chemotherapy and radiation therapy).
  4. The student will demonstrate skills in triage of multiple critical patients simultaneously, multi-tasking, working with multi-disciplinary teams in the care of gynecologic oncology patients.
  5. The student will appreciate the breadth and depth of the specialty of gynecologic oncology.
  6. Students will participate the multi-disciplinary care of gynecologic oncology patients including working with radiation oncology, interventional radiology, and pathology.

Faculty: Taylor Turner, MD

Taylor Turner, MD
Taylor Turner, MD

Please contact the clerkship administrator at obclerk@uw.edu and Martha Navarro at  for more information and permission to take the course.


OB/GYN 682: Antenatal High Risk Obstetrics

Two students/section

  1. The student will understand the effect of common medical diseases on the course of pregnancy and the effect of pregnancy on the course of common medical diseases (i.e., hypertension, diabetes, collagen vascular disease, cardiac disease, asthma, etc).
  2. The student will identify multiple causes of preterm birth, be able to evaluate patients with threatened preterm labor, and discuss the treatment options, and counseling that is relevant for patients with this condition.
  3. The student will demonstrate the ability to manage diabetes in pregnancy.
  4. The student will demonstrate skills in triage of multiple critical patients simultaneously, multi-tasking, working with multi-disciplinary teams in antepartum care.
  5. The student will appreciate the breadth and depth of the specialty of perinatal medicine.

Faculty Contact: Kim Ma, MD, Director, Antepartum Sub-I

Alyssa Stephenson-Famy, Assistant Director, Antepartum Sub-I

Kimberly K. Ma, MD
Kimberly K. Ma, MD
Alyssa Stephenson-Famy, MD
Alyssa Stephenson-Famy, MD

Please contact the clerkship administrator at obclerk@uw.edu for more information and permission to take the course.

Tips for Antepartum Services, Courtesy of Elizabeth Clark, MS4


OB/GYN 685: Subspecialty Gynecology

One student/section; fulfills Surgery Selective requirement

Provides a four-week elective in specialty areas of Gynecology, primarily Urogynecology and Family Planning. Students will see and evaluate patients in both the outpatient and inpatient setting. Students will follow patients to the operating room and fully participate in their hospital care. Students will consult on inpatients and Emergency Room visits. This sub-internship is designed to expose interested students to the breadth and depth of benign gynecology subspecialty areas, the faculty of UW and the UW Department of Ob/Gyn Residency Program.

  1. The student will understand basic components of the evaluation, counseling, and management of women with benign gynecologic conditions including: pelvic organ prolapse, fecal & urinary incontinence, and contraceptive needs.
  2. Students will learn about gynecologic conditions that affect the pediatric population and how to approach and examine these patients. 
  3. Students will learn to counsel patients on pregnancy options and if interested, discuss and perform surgical terminations.
  4. Students will acquire basic surgical skills and be exposed to complex surgical procedures in the operating room and simulation lab. 
  5. The student will demonstrate skills in triage of multiple patients simultaneously, muti-tasking, working with multi-disciplinary teams in the care of gynecologic patients.

Faculty Contact: Mike Fialkow, MD, MPH

Michael F. Fialkow, MD, MPH
Michael F. Fialkow, MD, MPH

Please contact the clerkship administrator at obclerk@uw.edu for more information and permission to take the course.