Posted: April 16, 2020

Virtual OB/GYN Clerkship Curriculum: Non-clinical Component of OB/GYN for Third Year Medical Students in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Description

This virtual OB/GYN curriculum is intended to provide significant medical education to third year medical students outside of the clinical environment and to prepare students for OB/GYN clinical experiences. The four-week curriculum covers: 1) Gynecology, 2) Labor and Delivery, 3) High-Risk Obstetrics, and 4) OB/GYN and Subspecialty Surgery. A significant portion of the curriculum involves small group sessions (~6 students per group), during which students participate in case-based learning sessions using APGO Medical Student Educational Topics with the leadership of fourth year medical student facilitators. In addition to the small groups, each week, third year medical students are assigned two mock patient interviews with their fourth-year facilitator, where students will virtually complete a comprehensive patient history and physical examination. After these patient interviews, students complete an oral presentation and write a SOAP note to their assigned attending/resident faculty preceptors. Students will receive feedback and evaluation in their small groups from their fourth-year facilitators as well as their oral presentations and SOAP notes from their faculty preceptors. Additional resources for small group preparation include online material from professional societies and other evidence-based materials. This is a pass/fail curriculum. This virtual curriculum was designed with the goal of teaching the core clinical conditions and learning objectives for a standardized OB/GYN third year rotation on a virtual platform.

Authors

Corinne Bazella, MD, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Sally MacPhedran, MD, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, MetroHealth Medical Center
Hannah Cundall, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Isabel Janmey, MPH, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Malavika Kesavan, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Benjamin Yao, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine 
Sarah Tout, MD Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center 
Bradley Stetzer, MD Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, MetroHealth Medical Center 

Contact

hlc51@case.edu

Learner Audience

Undergraduate Medical Education (UME)

Domain

Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Medical Knowledge, Patient Care

Resource Type(s)

Clinical Case
Distance Learning - Synchronous
Virtual Patient

Instructional Method(s)

Case-Based Instruction/Learning
Discussion, Small Group [≤12]
Peer Teaching

Keywords

Curriculum, Online, Obstetrics, Clerkship, Didactic, Web-Based, Labor and Delivery, Small Group, Distance Learning, Medical Student, Undergraduate Medical Education, Gynecology, Pandemic, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Remote, OB/GYN, Virtual, Gynecologic Surgery, Mock Patient