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Clinical Skills

Acquire the basic knowledge and skills in obstetrics and gynecology required of all primary care physicians.

These include:

  • Take an ob/gyn history.
  • Be familiar with screening recommendations for primary care of female patients including prenatal care, Pap smear screening, contraceptive management, menopause, etc.
  • Perform an adequate pelvic examination and Pap smear.
  • Diagnose and treat common ob/gyn problems.
  • Know when to obtain and ob/gyn consultation.
  • Understand the interface between ob/gyn and other clinical disciplines.
  • Obtain experience in managing pregnancy.


Behavioral Standards

Develop professional behavior and the skills necessary to communicate with patients and other health care workers effectively.

  • Respect and protect the bond of trust and the confidentiality between physician and patient.
  • Not levy judgment on patients in the course of evaluating and managing their medical problems.
  • Be sensitive to the cultural, religious and socioeconomic issues that impact the patient’s experience of health and illness.
  • Appreciate the patient as an equal partner in medical decision-making.
  • Understand and respect the interdependence of all members of the health care team.

Professional Development

Cultivate intellectual and scientific enthusiasm for OBGYN and provide appropriate exposure to ob/gyn practice allowing students to make informed career specialty choices.

Last Published: Oct 16, 2018