Clinical training in the Ob/Gyn clerkship includes experiences in multiple settings, including Labor and Delivery, the operating room, and outpatient clinics in Indianapolis. IU School of Medicine clinical partner sites in Indianapolis include IU Health University Hospital, Eskenazi Hospital, IU Health Methodist, and St. Vincent’s Hospital. At each clinical site, students have approximately equal exposure to both obstetrics and gynecology (either general or subspecialty practice).
Obstetrical clinical activities may include evaluating patients in an obstetric triage for labor or potential complications of pregnancy, following a labor patient throughout her course and participating in the delivery of the infant, and postpartum or antepartum rounding. Gynecologic clinical activities include the participation in the evaluation of gynecologic consultations and minor and major surgical procedures.
All students participate in outpatient continuity clinics. Ob/Gyn continuity clinics include patients seeking routine prenatal care, routine annual health maintenance exams, and the evaluation of both acute and chronic gynecologic complaints.