IU School of Medicine

Elective Title: 93GO810 — AMBULATORY OB/GYN


This elective gives students a broader understanding and perspective on the changing focus of obstetricians and gynecologists. Emphasis is placed on the basic principles and management involved in the care of ambulatory patients seen by general OB/Gyns. This is accomplished with a flexible schedule, allowing the student to tailor this elective to his/her own needs and interests. Students are asked to participate in the faculty clinics, both at IUMC, and at outlying sites. In addition, they are a part of both the ambulatory and inpatient surgical procedures which the faculty performs during this time period. The students participate in the colposcopy and urodynamics of patients that are seen and students will have the option of following the faculty's patients in labor and delivery. The students will also have the opportunity to attend all of the departmental lectures and grand rounds during the month. In addition, a final paper is to be written about a current controversial topic in the field.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops:

Kellie Hindman (kmhindma@indiana.edu); Kelly Kasper ( kkasper@iupui.edu)

Director: Kelly Kasper, M.D.

Campus: Indianapolis

Location: IU Health University Hospital, Eskenazi Health Services, Roudebush VA Medical Center (Indianapolis)

Learning Objectives

    1. Describe the indications for when to perform a Pap smear (PC1)
    2. Master how to perform a Pap smear (PC5)
    3. Describe the diagnosis and treatment of common Gynecologic office complaints (MK4)
    4. Effectively counsel a patient regarding contraceptive care and family planning (PC4)
    5. Master how to perform an women's health annual exam (PC1)
    6. Describe the clinical management of a normal obstetrics patient (MK1)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Clinical Observation)

Enrollment Information


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

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40

Time Distribution: 90% Clinical; 10% Lecture/Seminar

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Kellie Hindman (kmhindma@indiana.edu); Kelly Kasper ( kkasper@iupui.edu) This elective is handled through the match. Post-match results, all additions and drops for OBGYN electives must be approved through Kellie Hindman, OBGYN Clerkship Coordinator. To be placed on the waitlist for this course, please contact Kellie (kmhindma@indiana.edu or 317-948-7438). Vacancies will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None