Obstetrics and Gynecology

University of Ottawa Students:

Please note that the Obstetrics/Gynecology electives will be coordinated through the Elective & Undergraduate Education Program Coordinator. Important note: Direct approach to Physicians can result in double-booking and may be declined.

Perinatology

Objectives:

  • To learn how to assess risk in pregnancy, how to provide antenatal care to high risk patients and work in a multidisciplinary team;
  • To come in contact with different types of deliveries that may be required in some situations, i.e. classical Cesarean Sections;
  • Exposure to obstetrical ultrasound, prenatal diagnosis and anomaly scans;
  • To learn about fetal assessment;
  • To sit in on counselling sessions.

Location: The Ottawa Hospital, General and/or Civic Campus

No. of Students: 1

Available for: 3rd and 4th year students only

Dress code: Student ID, lab coat, Stet and closed toed shoes. Scrubs supplied at the unit.


Gynecology/Oncology

Objectives:

Understand principles underlying the diagnosis and treatment of:

  • Genital tract preinvasive disease
  • Cancer of the vulva
  • Cancer of the cervix
  • Cancer of the endometrium
  • Cancer of the ovary

Understand principles of perioperative and palliative care specific to the gynecologic oncology patient;

Appreciate the multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of gynecologic cancers;

Develop an appreciation for bioethical issues relevant to the cancer patient.

Location: The Ottawa Hospital, General Campus

No. of Students: 1

Available for: 3rd and 4th year students only.

Dress code: Student ID, lab coat, Stet and closed toed shoes. Scrubs supplied at the unit.


Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Objectives:

To understand:

  • The processes of Gametogenesis in men and women;
  • The processes of fertilization and pre-embryo development;
  • Clinical approaches to treatment of infertility.

Description:

Each student will be expected to do background reading on the processes involved in in-vitro fertilization (IVF) from both the basic sciences and clinical therapy. Reading will include background understanding of the clinical conditions (including pathophysiology) that leads couples to IVF. The experience will involve exposure to the laboratory and clinical activities used, as well as the counselling and assessment of these couples. The student will be expected to provide a written report at the end of the elective of his/her understanding of the processes involved. The student will be graded as satisfactory or unsatisfactory.

Location: Ottawa Fertility Centre, 955 Green Valley Crescent, Suits 110 & 200. http://www.conceive.ca

No. of Students: 1

Available for: 3rd and 4th year students

Two week elective during the following times:

  • September 23 - November 17
  • March 9 - April 5
  • May 4 - May 31 

Dress code: Student ID, lab coat, Stet and closed toed shoes. Scrubs supplied at the unit.


Labour and Delivery

Objectives:

Obstetrical experience accompanied by hands on skills in delivery. Students will work with the nursing staff and residents. Call shifts are 24 hour periods.

Location: The Ottawa Hospital, General and/or Civic Campus

No. of Students: 1

Available for: 3rd and 4th year students. 1st and 2nd year students-observatory elective only.

Dress code: Student ID, lab coat, Stet and closed toed shoes. Scrubs supplied at the unit.

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