Introduction 

This OB/GYN clerkship is with a large multi-specialty group in a rural setting. We offer a full-range of general OB/GYN services and serve a population of approximately 175,000 over a large geographical area. Our patient population includes a significant portion of Hispanic/Spanish-speaking women.

This clerkship is ideal for the student who is interested in future practice in a more rural setting but hopes to be able to offer a wide range of services in that setting.

Requirements

This site requires drug testing as apart of their credentialing requirements. According to the SOM drug testing policy, all drug testing needs to be done through the SOM.  Please go to the SOM Compliance drug testing webpage where they can order a drug test online:   https://www.uwmedicine.org/education/Pages/Drug-Testing-for-Select-Clerkship-Rotations.aspx

Orientation

dents are required to attend the Clerkship Orientation at UWMC on the first day of orientation. Orientation starts at 8:30am and goes through the afternoon. Students will drive to Wenatchee after orientation ends.

Hospital Experience

OB inpatient experience will include labor management, vaginal and cesarean deliveries and postpartum tubal ligation. Gynecology experience includes surgery, abdominal, vaginal and laproscopic (straight-stick and robotic). Participation in vaginal deliveries with consent of patient. Students will be invited to scrub for surgical procedures. Students will accompany supervising physician to the Emergency Department when consultations are requested.

Lectures/Conferences

Virginia Mason grand rounds are telecast on Fridays at 7am and would be available for students to attend.

Providers

The clinical faculty are board certified with a keen interest in teaching. There are six faculty members with whom you might be working: Rita Hsu, MD, Dennis Utley, MD, Kevin Pitts, MD, Rodney Wells, MD, Matthew Sublette, MD, and Byron Gatlin, MD.

Call & Pagers

During your clerkship you will be assigned to night call every fourth to sixth night. An attending physician will notify students when he/she is coming in from home for call duties.

A pager will be provided to OB/GYN students for use during their rotation.

Community Information

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