Course Catalog » Course Listing for Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

110  Ob/Gyn Core Clerkship  (9 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): J. Lager, N. Stotland       Prerequisite(s): Third-year standing.

Restrictions: UCSF 3rd and 4th year medical students only.       Activities: Block Elective

The student will provide antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum care of pregnant women, demonstrating competency on how to do a vaginal delivery under supervision. The student will participate in the operating room with ambulatory as well as major surgeries. The student will work with faculty preceptors and will demonstrate competency in the well woman exam, contraceptive counseling and osteoporosis counseling.

140.02  Advanced Clinical Clerkships  (3 - 6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): J. Lager, N. Stotland       Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory com-pletion of Obstetrics and Gynecology 110, Pediatrics Core Clerkship and 110, and either Medicine 110 or Surgery 110 Core Clerkships

Advanced clinical clerkship, obstetrics and/or gynecology at other accredited hospital, as individually arranged, and approved by department OB GYN R S

140.05  Advanced Ob/Gyn Clerkship - Fresno  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): B. Morgan       Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory completion of Obstetrics and Gynecology 110, Pediatrics 110, and Medicine 110 or Surgery 110.

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Conference

Practical clinical training in obstetrics and gynecology at Valley Medical Center of Fresno. Time is divided between labor and delivery experience, gynecology ward, and obstetrics and gynecology outpatient clinic. Students will have the opportunity to see normal, high risk, and adolescent pregnancies.

140.06  Advanced Ob/Gyn Clerkship  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): N. Stotland, A. Korn       Prerequisite(s): Obstetrics and Gynecology 110, Pediatrics 110, and either Medicine 110 or Surgery 110, or consent of instructor.

The clerk will function as an acting intern on the gynecology inpatient service. Some gynecologic outpatient and emergency room experience will be possible as well as inpatient and surgical gynecology.

140.09  High-Risk Pregnancy  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): N. Stotland, K. Salmeen       Prerequisite(s): Obstetrics and Gynecology 110.

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Conference, Clinical Clerkship

Advanced clerkship focusing on outpatient special obstetrical care clinics and inpatient management of high-risk antepartum patients. Duties will include presentations at conferences, journal clubs, and at least one review of a pertinent topic.

140.11  Advanced Gynecological Clerkship  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): N. Stotland, M. Goldman       Prerequisite(s): Obstetrics and Gynecology 110, Pediatrics 110, and either Medicine 110 or Surgery 110.

Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Conference, Clinical Clerkship

Advanced clerkship focusing on benign gynecologic conditions. Includes experience in outpatient clinics, operating room, and emergency room. Duties will include presentations at conferences, journal clubs, and at least one review of a pertinent topic.

140.12  Family Planning  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): E. Drey, P. Darney       Prerequisite(s): Ob Gyn 110, Pediatrics 110 and either Mediicne 110 or Surgery 110. Consent of intructor.

Activities: Conference, Project, Clinical Clerkship

This family planning clerkship focuses on outpatient abortion and contraception services. The student will function as the senior student member of the family planning team at the Women's Option Center at San Francisco General Hospital.

140.16  Introduction to Gynecologic Oncology  (3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): N. Stotland, L. Chen       Prerequisite(s): Ob Gyn R S 110.

Restrictions: UCSF Medical students only.       Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Conference, Clinical Clerkship

The students will work with the gynecologic oncology team from UCSF, which includes UCSF ob-gyn residents, Fellows in Gyn Onc, and attendings at MZ Hospital. Clinical activities will include scrubbing in on cases in the OR, outpatient clinic once a week, attendance at Tumor Board weekly, and providing medical care for inpatient gynocologic cancer patients. A topic presentation is required at the end of the rotation.

140.17  Introduction to Family Planning  (3.5 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): E. Drey       Prerequisite(s): Must have completed OB 110 Core Clerkship.

Restrictions: UCSF Medical Students Only      

The student will work in the outpatient Women's Options Center with residents, nurse practitioners and attending physicians to learn about the newest developments in contraceptive technology and abortion. Clinical skills to be developed will include advanced pelvic exam skills and communication skills with patients. A topic presentation will be presented at the end of the rotation. Lecture:4hrs, Seminar:4hrs, Conference:2hrs, Independent Study:2hrs, Clinical Exp/Patient Contact:30hrs

140.18  Introduction to Reproduction Endocrinology & Infertility  (3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): N. Stotland, M. Cedars       Prerequisite(s): OB GYN RS 110

Restrictions: UCSF Medical Students Only      

The student will work with fellows and attendings in assessment and work-up of infertility and endocrine problems e.g. prolactinomas, polycystic ovarian disease, etc. Some time will be spent in the embryology lab, but most of the time will be spent with patients, including procedures such as vaginal ultrasound, ovum aspiration. A topic presentation by the student will be expected at the end of the rotation.

140.20  Gynecologic Oncology  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): N. Stotland, L. Chen       Prerequisite(s): OB GYN R S 110 Core Clerkship

Restrictions: 4th year students interested in a career in ob-gyn, surgery, or oncology.       Activities: Block Elective

The students will work with the gynecologic oncology team from UCSF, which includes UCSF ob-gyn residents, Fellows in Gyn Onc, and attendings at MZ Hospital. Clinical activities will include scrubbing in on cases in the OR, outpatient clinic once a week, attendance at Tumor Board weekly, and providing medical care for inpatient gynecologic cancer patients. A topic presentation is required at the end of the rotation.

140.21  Maternal Fetal Medicine Elective at Fresno  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): B. Morgan       Prerequisite(s): Completion of OB core clerkship or the equivalent.

Restrictions: None.      

This course will provide a fourth-year student with an in-depth experience in high-risk pregnancies under the direct supervision of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine faculty. Taking place in a 5,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art perinatal diagnostic center, this course will include hands-on experience in targeted ultrasound; vaginal ultrasound and Doppler studies. The student will participate in the management of a wide variety of maternal-fetal complications.

140.22  High Risk Obstetrics at SFGH  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): N. Stotland, B. Mengesha       Prerequisite(s): OB GYN R S 110 PEDIATRICS 110 MEDICINE 110 SURGERY 110

Restrictions: The prerequisite courses listed above.       Activities: Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

The student will assume care of hospitalized antepartum patients, participate in the High Risk OB clinic, and have an opportunity to develop ultrasound skills. Evidenced-based topic presentation during the last week. Three night calls involved including one 24-hour call on the weekend which may include assisting at obstetrical deliveries.

140.25  Prenatal Diagnosis  (3 - 6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): N. Stotland, S. Chetty       Prerequisite(s): OB GYN R S 110 OB GYN R S 110

Restrictions: 110 ob-gyn       Activities: Clinical Clerkship

Students will work in the prenatal diagnosis clinic and be introduced to genetic counseling, perinatal consultation, ultrasound imaging, chorionic villus sampling, amniocentesis and multifetal reduction procedures. Students will learn to appreciate the complex landscape of screening and diagnostic options available to couples seeking information about the health of their fetuses.

140.26  Fetal Therapy  (3 - 6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): N. Stotland, S. Chetty       Prerequisite(s): OB GYN R S 110

Restrictions: 110 0b-gyn       Activities: Clinical Clerkship

Student will work in the Fetal Treatment Center, a unique outpatient consultative setting that combines exposure to complex perinatal clinical (and social) situations, intermittent inpatient management and surgical procedures, and downtime for self-study and consideration of potential research projects.

150.01  Research in Ob/Gyn & Repro Sci  (3 - 24 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): N. Stotland, J. Lager       Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor and chairperson of the department.

Activities: Field Work, Laboratory, Project

Students are to work on clinical or nonclinical research project under the direction of a faculty member.

170.01A  Special Issues in Ob-Gyn and Reproductive Sciences  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): N. Stotland       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: none       Activities: Lecture

Explores in systematic (lecture/readings/discussion) format new issues in health care or special content areas related to obstetrics, gynecology, or reproductive sciences. Topics are developed and prepared according to faculty-student interests.

170.02  UTEACH  (1 - 2 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): K. Frometa, V. Tilp

Activities: Lecture, Clinical Clerkship

Medical and psychosocial issues of a normal pregnancy will be discussed in an interactive lecture format. A longitudinal clinical experience with a pregnant woman and a provider will be offered to a limited number of students.

170.03  Family Planning and Reproductive Choices  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): A. Jackson, M. McLemore

Activities: Lecture

Faculty speakers will address reproductive health disparities and the barriers that people face when attempting to access family planning services. The topics to be covered include the legal, societal, political and cultural factors preventing women from being able to exercise choices about their reproductive health care. Several of our class sessions will be focused on skill-building workshops, including media training, hands-on medical interventions, counseling, and educational advocacy.

170.04  Ob-Gyn: Introduction to Procedures and Surgical Skills  (1 units)   Fall, Winter

Instructor(s): G. Pettigrew

Restrictions: no       Activities: Lecture

Ob-Gyn: Introduction to Procedures and Surgical Skills, Mondays, noon-1pm, Sept- Dec 2011, in the TLC Obstetrics and gynecology is a diverse field with a wide range of procedures and surgical skills. This elective will allow first and second-year students to gain hands-on experience in common outpatient and inpatient skills including laparoscopic surgery, suturing, biopsies of the uterus, and diagnostic ultrasound in the simulation center.

170.06  Disparities in African American Health  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): A. Jackson       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: UCSF students only. Elective will be available to all UCSF health professional schools.       Activities: Lecture

This course will address health disparities present within the African American community. Focus will be on illnesses that disproportionately affect Blacks as well as the social conditions that impact disease acquisition. The role of the medical community and individual health care providers as advocates for social change will also be discussed.

170.08  Health of Incarcerated People  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): A. Jackson

Restrictions: no       Activities: Lecture

This course is designed to expose first and second year medical students to the facilities and health care services available to female inmates in San Francisco's county jail; to educate them on the illnesses that afflict this particular population; and to provide students the opportunity to participant in women's reproductive health teaching workshops for the inmates (in the SF jail).

170.13  Introduction to High Value Care  (1 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): G. Sawaya       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture

This course will be an introduction to the ideas of overuse and healthcare value for early career health professional students. This course will give students tools to identify low value care, elicit patient preferences and hold productive conversations with superiors about appropriate patient care. Each week, the course will host a speaker on a topic related to overuse and present a case study related to that topic. Finally, all students will be asked to create a capstone project.

170.14  Women’s Health, Environment, Health Professional Activism  (1 units)   Fall, Winter

Instructor(s): R. Gould       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: none       Activities: Lecture

Students will learn how environmental toxins and climate change disproportionately affect women’s health while also harming population health and perpetuating health inequality. Topics will include prenatal counseling about environmental hazards, impacts of these hazards throughout the lifespan, health effects of agricultural policy, and examples of provider environmental activism. Students will leave the course with knowledge of how environmental hazards disproportionately affect women.

198  Supervised Study  (1 - 5 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Library research and directed reading under supervision of a member of the faculty with the approval of the chairperson of the department.