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OBG 30000 Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship (Chattanooga)

The schedule accommodates up to 6 students for the clerkship per six-week block. The purpose of this core clerkship experience is to learn and understand the basic principles and practice of obstetrics and gynecology and develop a general understanding of women’s health.

Clerks will have 24-hour weekend call during the rotation. Students attend rounds, conferences and lectures associated with the respective services. The rotation involves both inpatient and outpatient care of obstetrical and gynecologic patients, including assisting and/or performing related procedures such as deliveries, ultrasounds and office procedures as well as major gynecology cases.  Departmental faculty include areas of general obstetrics and gynecology, reproductive endocrinology, gynecologic oncology, perinatology, advanced endoscopic surgery, and urogynecology.

During the clinic weeks, students work in both private and resident offices.  Reproductive-endocrinology and Maternal-Fetal experiences are also part of these weeks.  Each student will spend a half-day with a radiologist reading mammograms.

Assignment of grades is based on clinical performance (determined by evaluations from residents and faculty) and scores on the written examination administered at the end of the rotation.  Each student will also give a short presentation to peers and the clerkship director.  Weekly quizzes help students to pace required reading.

OB/GYN Clerkship Director (Chattanooga): Jeanie Dassow, MD – email:

Contact Information:Connie Land, Administrative Assistant and OB/GYN Clerkship Coordinator – email:;  423.778.7515

Location: Erlanger Health System

Orientation Location: Department of OB/GYN Academic Conference Room, Erlanger Medical Mall, Suite C-720

Size:  4-6

Flexibility: None available

Deadline for Cancellation: Thirty days prior to start of clerkship

Overnight Call: Yes

Weekend Work: Two weekends during 6 week rotation

Blocks offered: All

Prerequisites: 3rd year medical student

Pre-Reading: None

This is a face to face clinical rotation offered in the fall and spring and receiving 9 credit hours

Link to the main OB/GYN Clerkship page for the UTHSC College of Medicine in Memphis.

Oct 23, 2023