To understand the structure of the Ob/Gyn clerkship on the TTUHSC El Paso campus, one must first get acquainted with the purpose, intent, and objectives of the clerkship program.
The Purpose of the OB/GYN 3rd Year Clerkship
The purpose of the clerkship in OB/GYN is:
- To introduce the 3rd year medical student to the science and art of obstetrics and gynecology.
- To acquaint the student with the female patient (her unique anatomy, physiology, psychosocial make-up, health, and illness issues).
- To initiate training in procedural skills, in treatment modalities, and in preventive medicine that encompasses all aspects of medical care.
The Intent of the Clerkship
This Ob/Gyn clerkship is intended to introduce the 3rd year medical student to the knowledge, skills and attitudes about women and their special health conditions and problems. This information is important for all physicians regardless of the chosen field for their careers.