About our medical student programs
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology offers educational experiences, courses and a clinical clerkship for medical students. The experiences include the opportunity to participate in the “Lead, Serve, Inspire” curriculum, a clinical clerkship for third-year medical students, as well as introductory courses in the areas of obstetrics, gynecology and oncology.
Our students are part of one of the largest comprehensive academic medical centers in the United States, making our campus a prime place to learn and practice.
Third-year medical students: transitioning to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Students transition to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology during their third year, a period also known as the clinical clerkship. For six weeks, our students spend an equal amount of time in obstetrics, oncology and gynecology.
Our students may select from the following locations for the entire six weeks:
- Grant Medical Center
- Mt. Carmel Medical West
- Mt. Carmel St. Ann's
- Riverside Hospital
- The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Katherine Strafford, MD
Ob/Gyn Clerkship Director
Ob/Gyn Education Manager
Ob/Gyn Student Coordinator
Courses and Electives
Introduction to Obstetrics
Introduction to Gynecology
Introduction to Oncology
Elective in Obstetrics and Gynecology
About our Lead. Serve. Inspire. curriculum
Our Lead. Serve. Inspire. (LSI) curriculum prepares tomorrow’s physicians to deliver the highest quality of care to a diverse population of patients.
Presented as a three-part, four-year experience, the LSI curriculum fully integrates foundational and clinical science throughout the four-year period. Our students gain hands-on experience early in the program through a longitudinal, practice-based clinical service that offers opportunities to apply classroom knowledge to actual patient situations.
A team-based environment emphasizing self-directed learning with multiple assessment methods provides our students with individualized learning opportunities, while producing standardized outcomes.
Our goal is to ensure that all students are prepared to excel in their chosen postgraduate residency programs and move on to their areas of specialization and physician practices.