IU School of Medicine



This elective will be primarily based in the outpatient setting of the Center for Prenatal Diagnosis, focusing on the longitudinal care of the high-risk pregnancy. The student will interact with the attending staff and residency housestaff, primarily evaluating patients in the outpatient setting, but also participating in inpatient hospital teaching rounds. Students will be presented with directed learning opportunities based on the patients presenting to the center, and will be expected to contribute to their outpatient care. They will also participate in ultrasound and genetic counseling sessions. Students are expected to complete one case report or clinical paper; the case will be selected by the student and approved by the teaching staff.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Beth Dragoo (BVDRAGOO@ascension.org)

Director: James Sumners, M.D.

Campus: Indianapolis

Location: St. Vincent Hospital (Indianapolis)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Explain the complexities of providing longitudinal care to women with high-risk pregnancies (PC3)
  • 2) Discuss what goes into developing patient-care plans (PC2)
  • 3) Demonstrate ability to research selected topics and translate findings into clinical care plans (MK5)
  • 4) Communicate effectively with various members of the health care team (ISC1)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form

Enrollment Information

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

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40

Time Distribution: 80% Clinical, 10% Research, 10% Presentations

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: To check availability, contact Beth Dragoo (BVDRAGOO@ascension.org). We do accept interested students with a wait list availability option.

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None