Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Welcome to Obstetrics and Gynecology!

Obstetrics and Gynecology is a multi-faceted specialty that will expose you to the medical and surgical principles of women's healthcare. The specialty combines two fields: obstetrics, which focuses on the care of women during all phases of pregnancy; and gynecology, which involves the diagnosis and treatment of potential disorders of the female reproductive system. The IUSM teaching faculty and appointed clinical faculty in Indianapolis and at the eight regional centers are eager to teach and have medical students as part of their teams.

medical_student_education_home_page-275.jpgOur goal is to provide you an opportunity to develop a working knowledge base in general obstetrics and gynecology. You will have ample opportunity to scrub in for surgical cases, work closely with Ob/Gyn staff and residents in both the outpatient and inpatient settings, and experience hands on training in delivering babies. You may have the opportunity to work with subspecialists in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery or Gynecologic Oncology. The material that you learn about reproductive health and basic skills during your time on the clerkship will definitely help you care for women from adolescence through menopause.

During the 5-week clerkship, you will be an integral part of a dynamic team forging ahead and learning all you can about Obstetrics and Gynecology. The educational objectives are met and enhanced through your surgical and clinical experience, participating in morning report, attending Grand Rounds, completing online learning modules and assigned reading material.

We hope that you enjoy the clerkship and gain a greater appreciation for women's healthcare. You may find this part of your medical educational experience very rewarding and decide to pursue a lifelong career in Ob/Gyn. For more information, please contact us regarding the clerkship.

Mark Schnee

Clerkship Contact Information


Indiana University School of Medicine
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
550 University Blvd
Indianapolis, IN 46202

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