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Obstetric Clerkship Objectives

  • Be able to diagnoses pregnancy by history, physical exam, and laboratory tests. (K-NSS-1, K-D-2, K-T-2, K-SC-2, S-PE-1, S-PE-2, S-CRM-1)
  • Be able to obtain and appropriately record a complete obstetrical history. (S-PE-1, S-C-1, S-C-2)
  • Be able to explain the multi-system physiologic changes that occur in the pregnant woman. (K-NSS-1, K-D-1)
  • Become familiar with the basic concepts of fetal-placental physiology and function. (K-NSS-1, K-D-1)
  • Become familiar with and manage routine antepartum and postpartum care in an uncomplicated pregnancy. (K-NSS-1, K-NSS-2, K-D-1, K-T-1, K-T-2, K-SC-2, S-PE-1, S-PE-2, S-C-1, S-CRM-1, AB-PH-1)
  • Demonstrate how to clinically monitor the three stages of labor and manage a normal vaginal delivery. (K-NSS-1, K-D-1, K-T-2, K-SC-2, S-PE-1, S-PE-2, S-C-1, S-C-2, AB-PH-1)
  • Distinguish between the various techniques of antepartum fetal assessment and their indications based on maternal/fetal risk factors. (K-NSS-1, K-D-1, K-T-1, K-T-2, K-SC-2, S-PE-2)
  • Be able to identify high-risk circumstances in pregnancy based on history, examination or laboratory studies. (K-NSS-1, K-NSS-2, K-D-1, K-T-1, K-T-2, S-PE-1, S-PE-2, S-C-1)
  • Discuss the implications of the following conditions for the mother and fetus: a) chronic hypertension, b) multiple gestation, c) preeclampsia/eclampsia, d) Rh isoimmunization, e) diabetes mellitus, f) substance abuse. (K-NSS-1, K-D-1, K-T-2, S-PE-1, S-PE-2, S-C-1)
  • Be able to construct appropriate differential diagnoses for patients presenting with a) first trimester bleeding, b) third trimester bleeding, c) postpartum hemorrhage. (K-NSS-1, K-D-1, K-T-2, S-PE-1, S-PE-2)
  • Be able to identify and manage premature labor and premature rupture of membranes; possible etiologies. (K-D-1, K-T-2, S-PE-1, S-PE-2, S-C-1)
  • Be able to identify and initiate management of fetal intolerance of labor with regard to possible etiologies and risk factors. (K-NSS-1, K-D-1, K-T-2, S-PE-1, S-PE-2, S-C-1)
  • Translate the effects of chronic diseases, genetic disorders and commonly used medications into risks for the developing fetus. (K-NSS-1, K-D-1, S-PE-2, S-CRM-1)
  • Realize and demonstrate the principles of teamwork in a critical care setting. (K-SC-2, S-C-1, S-C-2, AB-PH-1, AB-IS-1)
  • Be able to perform ongoing bedside assessment of a pregnant patient and basic bedside procedures (e.g. Foley placement). (K-T-2, S-PE-1, S-PE-2, S-CRM-1)

Overall objectives and competencies of the M.D. program

In compliance with LCME accreditation standards, every required course and clerkship has its objectives mapped to the overall objectives to allow the school to be certain the overall objectives are met. In the course/clerkship objectives above, there are abbreviations that link to the overall program objectives. The key to these abbreviations can be found on Blackboard. The document will help assist URMC faculty, residents, staff, and students in understanding how the curriculum objectives and competencies are taught and assessed.