IU School of Medicine



This elective will provide the student experience in patient care through observation and hands-on in the office, in both Obstetrics and Gynecology, in the private practice setting. The student will assist in the management of patients in labor and assist at delivery. Instruction and observation of common gynecologic problems will be a part of this elective, including assisting at gynecologic surgery.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Sharon Roberts (robeshar@iupui.edu)

Director: Keith Davis, M.D.

Campus: Fort Wayne

Location: Women's Health Advantage (Fort Wayne)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Assess laboring and postpartum patients (PC1)
  • 2) Evaluate and treat patients with common obstetric and gynecologic complaints (PC3)
  • 3) Create a patient care plan, demonstrating an understanding of the problem, physiology behind the problem, and research the problem for evidence based care (MK5)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Observation by preceptors and course director) 1. The students will be required to evaluate new patients in the office and hospital settings. The student will orally present their findings in the office. In the hospital setting, formal history, physicals and consult notes will be written for evaluation. Included in the evaluation of patients will be basic interpretation of radiographs. 2. Students will assist in the assessment and management of patients in the emergency room. Evaluation and initial management of injured patients will be discussed with expectations of oral presentations. 3. Students will be expected to write progress notes and assist in the admission and discharge of hospitalized patients. The notes will be evaluated for completeness and accuracy by attending staff.

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status; OB/GYN clerkship must be completed

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40

Time Distribution: 95% Clinical; 5% Lecture/Seminar

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Sharon Roberts (robeshar@iupui.edu) THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH All Fort Wayne electives must go thru the Fort Wayne campus coordinators.  For Family Medicine electives contact the Fort Wayne Medical Education Program at 260-422-6573.  All others contact Sharon Roberts (robeshar@iupui.edu or 260-481-0224. or Gina Bailey (gibailey@iupui.edu or 260-481-6731.. Due to the large number of requests for this rotation and a limited number of available faculty, there will be an occasional month when this rotation will not be available or will be canceled.

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: Yes

Skills Description: Depending on the time of the rotation, students can work with nurse practioner students, physician assistant students, or family practice residents.

Service Learning Included: None