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chicago obstetrics & gynecology

outpatient Externship in obstetrics & gynecology

Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 202

 

Where will this rotation take place: This hands-on outpatient rotation will take place 25 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. ​

Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM; Friday 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM; Saturday 9 AM to 12:30 PM

Hours have been provided by the preceptor. Hours are subject to change at the preceptor’s discretion, but the minimum total hours will remain approximately the same.

What you will do: You will be under the supervision of several physicians who are board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology. The physicians in this group have attained the highest designation in the specialty of obstetrics and gynecology by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and have been named Fellows (FACOG). Fellows achieve this distinction through additional qualifications and maintaining the highest professional and ethical standards. As instructors, they are involved in the education of residents in the hospital while supervising surgical procedures. They are on staff at hospitals within the AMITA Health System. 

Rotators that spend time in their outpatient practice will be able to appreciate the deep relationships these physicians have established with patients over many years. The practice is highly rated for its commitment to providing high-quality care with an emphasis on compassion. This will be an excellent opportunity for students to learn how to deliver patient-centered medicine in the specialty of obstetrics and gynecology.

Among the conditions, issues, or procedures you will encounter in this outpatient practice include:

  • Routine pregnancy

  • Well woman exams

  • Pelvic pain

  • Uterine fibroids

  • Endometriosis

  • Abnormal uterine bleeding

  • Heavy menstrual bleeding

  • Vaginitis

  • Prolapse

  • Urinary incontinence

  • Gynecological cancers

  • Basic infertility

  • Ultrasound

After a short period of observation, you will take on an increasing role in patient care (please note that this is not a shadowing experience; you will be actively involved in hands-on patient care under supervision):​

  • You will take patient histories.

  • You will perform exams under the physician's supervision.

  • You will present patients.

  • You will enter notes in the EMR (Athena)

  • You will research the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.

  • You will develop an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of other healthcare professionals.

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

​​Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking clinical experience in obstetrics and gynecology. Please note that, because of the preferences of this physician's patient population, only female students are eligible to complete this rotation. 

Will a letter of recommendation be offered: Yes, assuming that the IMG meets the expectations of the rotation. Dr. Desai will provide the physician with guidelines which will improve the quality of the letter. In some cases, the preceptor may ask the rotator to write a letter of recommendation draft. 

​During the rotation: Our team will be checking in periodically with you to ensure that you are having an optimal experience. We encourage you to contact us if you have any questions during the rotation.

Read Dr. Desai's Interview with Dr. Eugene Toy (Professor and Assistant Dean for Educational Programs in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at UT Health and McGovern Medical School) about How To Match into Obstetrics and Gynecology

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