Student Clerkship | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center


The texts that are recommended and loaned to you are: 

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology, 6th Ed., by Beckmann, Ling,
  • Case Files Obstetrics & Gynecology, 4th Ed., by Toy, Baker, Ross, and Jennings

The OB/Gyn service at the Permian Basin is a very busy and demanding program in comparison to other clinical rotations.


Third year rotation in OB/GYN 

Course Description

This course is an introduction into the various components of woman's health care, which includes a visit into the areas of reproductive medicine, high risk obstetrics, gynecological oncology, pelvic reconstructive surgery and gynecological laparoscopy. 

Course Prerequisite

Completed first two years of medical school. 

Course Learning Objective

A broad objective of this course is to provide the third year medical student with an opportunity to research pertinent OB/GYN topics as covered in the text and presented in specific clinical situations or scenarios.  In doing so, each student will be required to express him/herself orally and in writing.  As such, the student will learn how to think critically about obstetrical and gynecological situations and develop rational plans for the implementation of specific treatment options.

Another objective is to provide an adequate clinical experience in the field of OB/GYN by allowing for a balanced exposure to the different clinical and surgical areas of obstetrics and gynecology.  Hopefully, each student will be able to make the transition from theory to practice; taking the knowledge learned in the didactic sessions and applying it to the clinical world in a supervised manner. 

Course Requirements

You are expected to attend all scheduled meetings.  You must be prepared for all didactic sessions.  You may be required by individual faculty members or residents to take an active part during morning report.  Please read the medical literature to understand and support your assignments well.  Every Monday afternoon from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m, you will meet with Dr. Maguire.  A project on Cultural Awareness will be due on the 4thMonday of the rotation.  Please check on Sakii for more details. 

When the student is assigned to labor and delivery (LD), on a weekday, in the daytime, the student is expected to be in the hospital by 6:00 a.m. to begin seeing assigned patients on 4 East at Medical Center Hospital.  The day students L&D experience will stay until check out is completed. 

There will be one 24-hour call during the rotation.

When the student is assigned to labor and delivery (NF), on a weekday, at nighttime, the student is expected to be in the hospital at 6:00 p.m. and will stay until check out is completed. 

The GYN/SURG student only has weekday responsibility.  It is your responsibility during the gynecology rotation to confirm the time of the surgical cases scheduled for the next day.  Medical students will participate actively during morning report and will round on patients.  All students will be evaluated by the residents and the faculty on exiting the rotation.  They must also complete an evaluation of the attending physicians, the residents and the overall performance of the rotation including the clerkship director’s functions.  The student is expected to be on 4 East at 6:00 a.m. to see patients and present them at morning report.  The GYN student’s day will conclude at 5:00 p.m. 

Midland Clinic Student

The Midland clinic student will only have weekday responsibilities.  This student will attend didactics on Monday afternoon and the UWHC clinic with the Midland resident on Monday morning.  On Friday morning, this student would be at Jenna Welch building for HROB clinic.  Friday afternoon, this student will remain at Jenna Welch building to shadow Dr. Kelly to observe Ob/Gyn ultrasounds. The rest of the week your activities will be assigned by one of the residents in the Midland Clinic. 

The integrity of the medical profession depends on the integrity of the work done by each individual medical student to achieve his / her degree.  Strive for the best, be dependable, careful and self-discipline, but even more important sensitive, flexible, creative and curious.  Good luck!