Each student spends four (4) weeks each at two
of the three hospitals: The George Washington
University, Fairfax, and Holy Cross Hospital.
Each offers a somewhat different atmosphere and
clinical experience, but by the end of the rotation
all students will have attained the necessary
degree of knowledge and skill regardless of
the hospitals to which they have been assigned.
Students will be assigned to a faculty member
who will function as the student's preceptor
for the clerkship. All Preceptor meetings will
be at only one of the three hospital sites (HC,
FFX, GWUH). We will now rotate only assigned students
with preceptor at their assigned hospital. Student
preceptor assignments will change in four-week
blocks in parallel fashion to the hospital assignment.
Additional meetings or encounters with the preceptor
may also be scheduled. These meetings are priority
for the students and a mutually-convenient time
can be arranged with the preceptor. These meetings
cannot conflict with Friday afternoon conferences
and Core lectures or Grand Rounds. Grading will
occur in the following manner- each preceptor
grade will be weighted approximately 15% of the
clinical grade (equivalent value for four weeks).
There will be 4-5 students (every four weeks for
the two-week blocks) in each group allowing for
presentations each week by 1-2 students during
the one and a half to two hour session/weekly.
The preceptor 's evaluation will be considered .
Resident evaluations will also be used for the
balance (approximately 33% for each hospital site).
The final grade is based on the clinical grade
and a written exam combined together (see below).
You will be assigned to one resident designated
the Teaching Resident at each hospital. However,
you will work closely with other residents during
specific surgical cases or with obstetric patients.
Because of the inherent nature of OB/GYN practice,
you may find yourself doing several quite different
things over a short period of time. Although this
diversity may at first seem confusing, it is part
of what many find so appealing about practicing
this specialty. You will be working in Labor and
Delivery, on the wards, in the operating room,
and in the outpatient clinic -often times, all
in the same day.
One student will be assigned for OB call each
weekday night and one student will be assigned
in a likewise fashion for GYN call. Night and
weekend call will be assigned on a rotational
basis. A good deal of learning in OB/GYN typically
occurs while the student is on call. Please note:
No night call is required the night before the
Your assignments and specific hospital schedules
will be obtained from the teaching resident after
you report to your specific hospital. Clinic,
lecture and conference schedule will vary. However,
the following are required of all students with
- GW Grand Rounds*: Wednesday,
7:15 A.M. Ross Hall, Room 101
(September - June only)
- Resident Grand Rounds*:
2nd Tuesday of each month, 3:00 PM Hospital
(September - June only)
- Core Lecture Series*: Wednesday,
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Ambulatory Care Building, Floor 5A South, Room230
Review Core Lecture Series schedule for speaker
- GW Case Presentations*: Friday,
2:00, Hospital Auditorium.
The case conference (Barracuda Rounds) will
be followed by two hours of lectures/cases on
specialty topics (including ultrasound, oncology,
psychosocial, ethics, medicolegal). These conferences
are geared for the housestaff but offer a wealth
of information for the students on the rotation.
- Preceptor Weekly Meetings
- Practice of Medicine (POM) Course
– Wednesday December 4 – All Day
- Weekly Meetings with Dr. Charles
Macri (If you need to discuss certain
issues please make an appointment in advance)
– Wednesday from 12:00 – 1:00.
- Weekly Reproductive Endocrine Conference
– Thursday 12:00 – 1:30 (GW Students
*ATTENDANCE WILL BE TAKEN FOR ALL THESE
CONFERENCES. A SIGN-IN SHEET WILL BE AVAILABLE. IT
IS THE STUDENT'S RESPONSIBILITY TO SIGN THIS SHEET.
If two or more core lectures are missed,
the student will not be eligible for honors in
the clerkship. If more than five core lectures
are missed, this will be grounds for repeating
the clerkship. Legitimate excuses must be documented
in writing and submitted to Nykiah Betts(firstname.lastname@example.org)
in Dr. Charles Macri's office.
After the first four weeks of the rotation,
the Teaching Resident at the hospital where you
have just spent the past four weeks will meet
with you and give you mid-course feedback on how you are
doing. At the end of the eight-week rotation,
the Teaching Resident will sign a document evaluating
your ability to competently perform a pelvic exam,
breast exam and an OB/GYN history. Successful
completion of the clerkship requires competence
in these areas.
Student Coordinator OB/BYN is available for any
help with site assignment, preceptor assignment,
evaluations and test scores or any other issues
on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:30am - 12:30pm. It would be helpful if you call
in advance to discuss any issues at 202.741.2510
or e-mail at email@example.com.