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OBGYN Medical Students

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Gina Harper-Harrison, MD
Gina Harper-Harrison, MD
Assistant Professor
Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship Director
Creighton University, School of Medicine, Omaha Campus
402.280.4437
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Tammi Bray
Tammi Bray
Clerkship Coordinator
Creighton University, School of Medicine, Omaha Campus
tammibray@creighton.edu
402.280.4437

M3 Required Rotation

The Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship is a 6-week clerkship that will expose students to normal and high-risk obstetrics, surgical gynecology, outpatient gynecology, and prenatal care.  The curriculum is designed to introduce students to the fundamental clinical information necessary to care for the female patient.  Students will work with faculty physicians, residents, physician assistants, and/or nurse midwives to see patients in the ambulatory setting.  Students will learn how to care for women during their prenatal care visits, preventative health care visits, and evaluate and manage common gynecological conditions.  Students will learn how to care for women with antepartum complications, manage labor and obstetrical complications, observe or participate in a vaginal delivery, assist in cesarean deliveries, and provide post-partum care.  Students will gain and apply medical knowledge for the evaluation and management of common obstetrical and gynecologic conditions and develop an understanding for the care of women that can be applied across the practice of medicine.

The rotation structure is three weeks of gynecologic surgeries and clinics and three weeks of labor and delivery shifts.  All students will function at all metro area CHI hospitals.

Formal Teaching

Dr. Gina Harper-Harrison hosts a two-hour case class each Tuesday during the 6-week rotation.  On Wednesday’s, students start off their morning with attending Grand Rounds with faculty and residents, then receive lectures from our core faculty.  Each student will sign up for a topic to present to their peers.  This presentation will take place on Wednesday morning during lectures.  Dr. Farias-Eisner, Chairman of OBGYN, hosts a shelf prep course each Thursday afternoon.

Two Week Elective

After students complete 6 weeks of the required OBGYN rotation, they will sign up for an elective.  Students who choose to stay with us for the two-week elective will be guided on creating a schedule that mimics a day in the life of an OBGYN physician.  Students who do not stay will be under the guidance of the director of the specialty they have chosen for their elective.

M4 Chiefs

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M4 Chief Appointment

Each year, our department carefully selects up to six students who are matching into OBGYN for the M4 chief position.  This group of students work together to assist with the M3 students on the rotation.  Duties include: presenting at orientation on how to be successful on the rotation, surgery assignments, shelf prep and mentoring.  The M4 chiefs are consistently looking for ways to improve the M3 rotation. 

M4 Electives

Visiting medical students from LCME and COCA-accredited schools are welcome to apply to Creighton University School of Medicine to complete a clerkship during their M4 year. We participate in the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) through the AAMC to review visiting student applications. Submit your application beginning March 15 for the upcoming academic year. For more information, visit the AAMC website or contact VSAS at vsas@aamc.org or 202.478.9878. Questions about our visiting clerkship electives? Contact us at 402.280.2905. 

OBGYN OBG 461 High Risk OB
Director: Michael Barsoom, MD
Clerkship Coordinator: Tammi Bray

In this course the students will develop techniques to identify the complications of pregnancy. Students have the opportunity to round with the physicians, participate in labor and delivery as well as clinical consults. In this course the student will primarily work with the patients with high risk pregnancies. In the 4th week of the rotation, the M4 will give a formal presentation to the OBGYN residents and faculty during Preop/Postop. The goal of this elective is to develop the students’ skills to identify and formulate management plans for the complicated pregnancy and follow their labor and delivery.

OBGYN OBG 462 Applied Outpatient and Inpatient Gynecology
Director: Zami Zeineddine, MD
Clerkship Coordinator: Tammi Bray

The student will function as a sub-intern working with Dr. Zeineddine in the OR and the office with his private patients. The student will participate in morning rounds and surgery everyday with participation in resident or faculty outpatient gynecology clinics and gynecologic ultrasound clinics. The student will be expected to carry a patient load and present patients in rounds everyday to Dr. Zeineddine or covering attending faculty. The goal of this rotation is to provide the students with rounded exposure to the scope of the field of Ambulatory Obstetrics Gynecology

OBGYN OBG 464 Prenatal Diagnosis
Director: Michael Barsoom, MD
Clerkship Coordinator: Tammi Bray

The student will learn the systematic approach to the diagnosis of normal anatomy and identify prenatal fetal anomalies and growth disturbances. In addition to formal instruction on performance of ultrasound daily, a weekly case discussion will be offered to review prenatal diagnosis of congenital anomalies. The student will be expected to accurately do an obstetric ultrasound, complete with measurements and assessment of anatomy, to successfully complete the rotation. In the 4th week of the rotation, the M4 will give a formal presentation to the OBGYN residents and faculty during Preop/Postop. It is the goal of this course to orient the student toward the different prenatal testing available and their techniques. This course will also provide hands on experience with basic obstetric ultrasound techniques and a variety of case presentations.

OBGYN OBG 466 Gynecologic Oncology
Director: David Crotzer, MD
Clerkship Coordinator: Tammi Bray
This four-week rotation in Gynecologic Oncology that incorporates the student fully into the cancer care team. The student participates in new cancer patient evaluations, pre-operative evaluations and in all surgeries. Students round and take care of the patient, post operatively and see follow up patients and patients currently undergoing treatment in the office. The goals of the Gynecologic Oncology subspecialty experience for senior medical students are the expansion of knowledge and understanding of gynecologic oncology physical diagnosis, disease recognition and evaluation, and management of gynecologic oncology disorders.

OBGYN OBG 467 Delivery of Women’s Healthcare-Foreign Service (DR) 
Director: Caron Gray, MD
Clerkship Coordinator: Tammi Bray

The student will have the opportunity to experience the Dominican culture first-hand and provide medical care to an underserved population. The student will gain an understanding of the differences in which healthcare is delivered to women in a third world country. The student will also gain experience in the private and rural clinic settings. It is important for the student to be aware that the Institute for Latin American Concerns (ILAC) is a unique, faith-based program affiliated with Creighton University in the Dominican Republic. This rotation in another culture attempts to take advantage of the Jesuit tradition that inspires ILAC, through conscious awareness of culture differences, sensitivity to culture context in medical practice, and reflection on the experience in a way that helps us become beneficiaries who are grateful that we often receive more than we give. The student will gain extensive experience in outpatient gynecology and in the performance of pelvic and breast exams. The student will be expected to follow all guidelines and rules, including conduct and behavior, pertinent to all participants in the Creighton University ILAC programs. There are room and board and transportation costs that will be discussed at the June acceptance meeting. The purpose of this elective is to expose the student to a different culture and appreciate the differences in the delivery of Women’s Health within a third world country and compared to Omaha, NE. In addition, the student will gain extensive experience in outpatient gynecology and the performance of pelvic exams.

OBGYN OBG 472 Inpatient Gynecology
Director: Caron Gray, MD
Clerkship Coordinator: Tammi Bray
The student will function as a sub-intern on the University Inpatient Gynecology Service. The student will participate in morning rounds and surgery every day with option to participate in resident or faculty outpatient gynecology clinics and gynecologic ultrasound clinics. The student will be expected to carry a patient load and present patients in rounds every day to the attending faculty. In the 4th week of the rotation, the M4 will give a formal presentation to the OBGYN residents and faculty during Preop/Postop. The purpose of this course is to expose the student to a wide range of benign gynecologic conditions in both the inpatient and outpatient settings, with the student gaining medical knowledge and practical experience in managing these conditions.

OBG 474 Applied Outpatient and Inpatient Gynecology
Director: Dr. Jimmy Khandalavala
Clerkship Coordinator: Tammi Bray
The student will function as a sub-intern working with Dr. Khandalavala in the OR and the office with his private patients. The student will participate in morning rounds and surgery everyday with participation in resident or faculty outpatient gynecology clinics and gynecologic ultrasound clinics. The student will be expected to carry a patient load and present patients in rounds every day to Dr. Khandalavala or covering attending faculty. The goal of this rotation is to provide the students with rounded exposure to the scope of the field of Ambulatory Gynecology.

OBG 490 OBGYN Capstone
Director: Dr. Gina Harper-Harrison
Clerkship Coordinator: Tammi Bray

Prerequisites: This course is designed for Creighton University Omaha and Phoenix campus M4 medical students who have matched into Obstetrics and Gynecology residencies upon completion of medical school. Other students may enroll with permission of other course directors.