IU School of Medicine



This GYN surgery rotation will provide medical student with a broad range of exposure to various aspects of GYN surgical care. The student will work with private GYN practice office surgeons in every phase of care, including the operating room and office.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Caren Whitehouse (whitca@iu.edu)

Director: Basinski Cindy, M.D.

Campus: Evansville

Location: Evansville

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Obtain and report a basic GYN patient history. (PC1)
  • 2) Demonstrate a full GYN exam using proper technique. (PC5)
  • 3) Interpret and describe GYN imaging findings accurately, with an emphasis on surgical GYN care. (MK3)
  • 4) Diagnose and develop a working differential diagnosis, and develop a treatment plan which is most appropriate for the patient. (PC2)
  • 5) Demonstrate basic surgical skills such as suturing, knot tying, wound care and other procedures at the discretion of the course director. (PC5)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation (based on observation by course director).

Enrollment Information

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

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40

Time Distribution: 100%Clinical

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH: Contact Caren Whitehouse (whitca@iu.edu) at IUSM-Evansville for enrollment permission. Priority will be given to 4th-year students, with consideration of 3rd-year students who have completed their clerkship. Elective is only offered for IUSM students, not available for students from other schools.

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None