Undergraduate Medical Education


Dr. Karen Visser 
Clerkship Program Director
Undergraduate Education Program
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

The mandate of the rotation is to provide Undergraduate Medical Students with clinical exposure to the discipline of obstetrics and gynecology. Problem assisted learning, weekly seminars, clinical/pathology, teaching sessions as well as departmental teaching rounds will be used to ensure the necessary clinical and basic science objectives are filled prior to the completion of medical school training.

The 3rd year Anglophone Obstetrics and Gynecology 6-week rotation consists of academic teaching sessions covering a diverse set of topics as a foundation of their rotation education objectives in the first week, followed by 5 weeks of in-hospital and physician office placement, based at the Civic, General and Riverside campuses of TOH.

During the rotation, students will have the opportunity to learn throughout various clinical settings of the Obs-Gyn specialty:

Obstetrics - Students will gain hands-on experience in the Birth Unit with following women in labour and performing deliveries, and additional experience in the High-risk Pregnancy Unit.

Gynecology - Students will get clinical exposure in Gynecological Oncology, General Gynecology, and Gynecological Urology.

Community Placement - Students will have the opportunity to follow physician preceptors in their community clinics.

On-Call – Students will participate in on-call activities during their rotation.

Distributed Medical Education (DME) sites are available as an option for students to spend 5 weeks in a rural rotation in Ontario, or another Province, working with an obstetrician gynecologist in a community-based hospital.

The Francophone Undergraduate Program rotates students for 6 weeks each at the Montfort Hospital.

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