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645F High Risk Obstetrics at UC Irvine Medical Center

This rotation is not accepting international students

 

Course Description: The student will work closely with the Perinatal high risk faculty involved in the care of high-risk obstetrics patients. The student will work with some of the Perinatal faculty members in their Private high risk antenatal clinics. The student will round with the Perinatal faculty on all hospitalized high risk patients and will attend antenatal high risk teaching rounds, Monday through Friday. The course will have both labor and delivery activity and night call. The student will spend part of the time in Center for Fetal Evaluation for exposure to antepartum testing and prenatal diagnosis.

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 that are 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 that are 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: At the end of this rotations, the student will be ...

  • Capable of identifying high-risk factors in the prenatal patient
  • Knowledgeable in the appropriate management of high risk patient
  • Experienced with the performance of amniocentesis for genetic and/or maturity studies in the pregnant female
  • Familiar with ultrasound equipment, as it is used in obstetrics
  • Familiar with antepartum and intrapartum fetal heart rate monitoring
  • Capable of antrenatal high-risk obstetrical management

Key Topics:

  • Ultrasound evaluation of fetal anomalies
  • Premature labor/PPROM
  • Critical care obstetrics
  • Medical complications in pregnancy
  • Prenatal diagnosis

Competencies:

  • Management of high risk pregnancy conditions
  • Management of prematurity
  • Understanding of fetal evaluation of FHR monitoring
  • Understanding of prenatal genetic screening

 

Attitudes and Commitments:

  • An understanding of women's health issues

Educational Activities: Round with High Risk Team, grand rounds, lectures and Gyn teaching rounds.

What Students Should do to Prepare for the Rotation: Focused reading in high risk obstetrics

Clinical Responsibilities of the Student: Round with High Risk Team Faculty Clinics in High Risk Obstetrics, ultrasound evaluation.

Patient Care Responsibilities:  Evaluation and management with High Risk Team

Call Schedule of the Student: Voluntary

Procedures to be learned by the Student: Participate and assist in deliveries

Percentage of Time Student will Participate in Ambulatory Setting: 40%

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

Course Hours Weekly Summary: Not stated

Content Theme Integration:

  • Communication
  • Ethics
  • Human Sexuality
  • Women's Health

Recommended Reading:

  • Williams, CG (ed): Williams Obstetrics, Norwalk, Conn.: Appleton &Lange, 2009 (23rd ed) -Gabbe, SG (ed):
  • Obstetrics-Normal and Problem Pregnancies New York: Churchill Livingstone, 5th ed 2007 -Creasy & Resnik:
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Principles and Practice. Philadelphia: WB Saunders, 2009 6th edition

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: UC Irvine Medical Center

Elective Director: Carol A. Major 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 and Denise Garcia, 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 and dogarcia@uci.edu

Instructing Faculty: Manual Porto, M.D., Carol Major, M.D., Afshan Hameed, M.D., Deborah Wing, M.D., Julianne Toohey, M.D., Judith Chung, M.D., Tamera Hatfield, M.D., Seth Hawkins, M.D.

Course Website: None

Location to Report on First Day: UC Irvine Medical Center,101 The City Drive, South, Building 56, Suite 800, Department of Ob/Gyn Medical Education Office, Orange

Time to Report on First Day: 8:30 am

Who to Report to on First Day: Diane Harris/Denise Garcia