IU School of Medicine



This course is designed to introduce medical students to clinical gynecology and obstetrics as practiced in a community hospital. Day to day clinical aspects of the practice will be emphasized. Hands on training is encouraged. The physician preceptor averages 10-15 deliveries per month and the student is encouraged to participate directly with those deliveries. Students average 5 - 10 deliveries per month. The on-call schedule is the student's option however many deliveries occur outside the typical daytime office hours. This large volume practice allows students to improve GYN evaluation techniques. Course Goal: Acquaint student physicians with experience away from the medical center setting, exposing them to practice in a smaller community while helping them better their clinical skills. This course features one on one contact with several board certified physicians in a single office.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Leeann Parker, IUSM-Evansville (LeeRPark@iupui.edu)

Director: Scott Beckman, M.D.

Campus: Evansville

Location: Jasper Obstetrics and Gynecology (Jasper)

Other Faculty: Farah Snyder, MD; Steven Hopf, MD; Megan Isaacs, MD; Kristin Werne, MD

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Demonstrate a full and complete obstetrical and gynecologic examination (PC1)
  • 2) Elicit a comprehensive obstetrical and gynecologic history (PC1)
  • 3) Organize, interpret and present clinical data and put forth a differential diagnosis with plan of care to further evaluate the patient or begin treatment (PC2)
  • 4) Demonstrate basic surgical skills such as suturing, knot tying, wound care and other procedures at the discretion of the course director (PC5)
  • 5) Demonstrate compassion and sensitivity to the female patient (P1)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form (Clinical Observation: this is based on the student's interaction, participation and performance in clinical activities and demonstrated professionalism while on the rotation.)

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status (Priority given to 4th year status); OB/GYN clerkship must be completed

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40-50

Time Distribution: 90% Clinical; 5% Lecture/Seminar; 5% Library

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH Contact the IUSM-Evansville Center Clerkship Director Leeann Parker for permission prior to enrollment, at 812-492-7505 or LeeRPark@iupui.edu

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None