The hospital is the sole site for The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University clerkship in obstetrics and gynecology. The primary goal of the clerkship is to educate the medical student in the basic knowledge and skills of obstetrics and gynecology and to give the student clinical exposure to the practice of women's health care. Approximately 80 students annually rotate through this clerkship which entails a six-week exposure, divided into three two-week blocks, to labor and delivery, gynecologic surgery, and ambulatory women's health care. Students are also assigned two faculty preceptors who acquaint them with private practice in the specialty and direct their learning toward a common set of objectives. Students are evaluated on several criteria including their performance on a series of objective, structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) that simulate patient, and clinical skill encounters. Through successful completion of the assignments and evaluations, the medical student will have achieved intermediate level competency in all nine of the Brown University MD2000 Curriculum Objectives.
The office for these programs is located in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Medical Education, Women & Infants Hospital.
For more information, please contact B. Star Hampton, MD, Clerkship Director; Kristine Ricci, Clerkship Coordinator, (401) 274-1122, extension 41805.