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645D Gynecologic Oncology at Long Beach Memorial Hospital

This rotation is not accepting international students

 

Course Description: The student will be expected to participate as a member of the oncology team caring for patients at Long Beach Memorial Hospital. The student will participate in the management of his/her patients under the supervision of the gynecologic oncology post-residency fellow, and will also assist in the operating room on selected cases of radical pelvic surgery. Weekly conferences have been selected at UC Irvine Medical Center which the students will be expected to attend. At the completion of the elective, the student should have an appreciation of the scope of gynecology oncology, which combines multimodalities in the management of female patients with pelvic malignancies.

Prerequisites: UC Irvine students must have successfully completed their basic science curriculum and the Ob/Gyn Core Clerkship. Extramural students must be in the final year of undergraduate medical education.

Periods Available: Throughout the year. Students interested in pursuing an Ob/Gyn residency are accepted for the period September-February. All other students are considered for the period March-August.

Duration: 2 to 4 weeks

Number of Students: 2

Restrictions: Students interested in pursuing an Ob/Gyn residency are accepted for the period September-February. All other students are considered for the period March-August. This rotation is not accepting international students

Course Objectives:

  • Knowledgeable in the full spectrum of clinical gynecologic oncology diseases and patient management problems
  • Familiar with the principles of gynecologic oncology patient management, employing chemotherapy, radiation therapy and extensive abdominal and pelvic operations
  • Capable to participate in the management of acutely ill patients

Key Topics:

  • Gynecologic malignancies
  • Pelvic surgery

Competencies:

  • Work-up and management of Gyn malignancies
  • End of life issues

Attitudes and Commitments:

  • An understanding of Gyn cancer in all age groups

Educational Activities: Weekly conferences

What Students Should do to Prepare for the Rotation: Review Ob/Gyn readings from core clerkship

Clinical Responsibilities of the Student: Rounds, operating room, ambulatory clinic

Patient Care Responsibilities:  Initial ambulatory evaluation, rounds, and operating room

Call Schedule of the Student: Voluntary

Procedures to be Learned by the Student: Pelvic exam and surgery assistance

Percentage of Time Student will Participate in Ambulatory Setting: 20%

Conference/Lecture/Small Group Sessions: There are no standardized instructional material for this course, however, the student will participate in rounds, lectures and Gyn teaching rounds.

Course Hours Weekly Summary: Not Stated

Content Theme Integration:

  • Communication
  • Death and Dying
  • Ethics
  • Palliative Care
  • Women's Health

Recommended Reading:

  • DiSaia and Creasman: Clinical Gynecologic Oncology St. Louis: Mosby Year Book, 1993 (4th ed.)

Official Grading Policy: The student will be graded with Honors/Pass/Fail. The student's final grade will be submitted on the standard UC Irvine elective form. The student will be evaluated by attendings and residents in the areas of clinical performance, reliability, evidence of initiative, general fund of knowledge, and ability to relate to patients, staff and colleagues. If the student fails the elective a grade of "F" will be permanently recorded on his/her transcript. The student can repeat the course for a second grade, however, the "F" will not be removed from the transcript.

Department: Obstetrics & Gynecology

Site: Long Beach Memorial Hospital

Elective Director: Krishnansu S. Tewari, M.D., UC Irvine Medical Center, Department of Ob/Gyn, 101 The City Drive South, Building 56, Suite 800,  Orange, CA 92868 (714) 456-5616

Scheduling Coordinator:  UC Irvine students please email comsched@uci.edu or call (714) 456-5176 to make a scheduling appointment. Please read the following information carefully. Any student enrolled at a U.S. LCME medical school will use VSAS to apply. To apply please refer to this website http://www.aamc.org/programs/vsas/

Site Coordinator:  Diane Harris, UC Irvine Medical Center, Department of Ob/Gyn, 101 The City Drive South, Building 56, Suite 800, Orange, CA  92868 (714) 456-5616 dharris@uci.edu

Instructing Faculty: Philip J. DiSaia, M.D., M. Berman, M.D., Bradley J Monk, MD, Krishnansu S Tewari, MD

Course Website: None

Location to Report on First Day:  Long Beach Memorial Hospital, Ob/Gyn Medical Education Office, 2801 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA  90801

Time to Report on First Day: 8:30 am

Who to Report to on First Day: Lily Anderson