IU School of Medicine



During this elective, the student will become proficient in the surgical management and care of obstetric and gynecologic patients. The student will participate and perform various office procedures such as colposcopy and biopsy as well as assist in the operating room. Students will be expected to actively participate in the care of pre and post surgical patients. The student will also learn and reinforce the indications for surgical intervention during delivery, including episiotomy, vacuum assisted delivery, and cesarean section. This course offers one on one, hands-on training with board certified physicians.

Elective Details:

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

Director: John Drake, D.O.

Campus: Fort Wayne

Location: Fort Wayne

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Demonstrate proficiency in performing a complete and focused History and Physical on both an obstetric and gynecologic patient. (PC1)
  • 2) Develop the skills needed to create a plan for management of the patient that includes surgical and non-surgical options. (MK4)
  • 3) Describe anterior abdominal wall and pelvic anatomy via direct participation in surgical cases. (MK1)
  • 4) Demonstrate basic laparoscopic skills. (PC5)
  • 5) Demonstrate advanced technical skills so that they can provide prenatal care, accomplish a delivery, provide postpartum care, and provide basic gynecologic care at an intern level. (PC5)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form (observation, oral presentation of a clinical subject on a weekly basis)

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status; Must have completed OB/GYN Core Clerkship

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 50-60

Time Distribution: 100%Clinical

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None