At Atlanta Medical Center, the senior student will be introduced to the full spectrum of disciplines in Obstetrics and Gynecology. The student will participate in antepartum Rounds, patient work-ups, deliveries and postpartum care. Students have the option of selecting from one of three elective rotations: General OB/Gyn, Gynecologic Oncology or Maternal-Fetal Medicine.
Obstetrics and Gynecology
The student is assigned responsibility for the evaluation and care of obstetrics and gynecology patients under the supervision of the resident physicians and staff physician. This elective provides two weeks of General OB and two weeks of General Gynecology. An active Labor and Delivery suite sees 3,000 antepartum admissions each year with 2,500 deliveries. The Gynecology service includes an active operating room and outpatient surgi-center representing the full range of gynecologic surgery. Students on the Gynecology Service will assist in the work-up of surgery and post-op care of patients with attendings and residents. Additionally, Emergency Room visits are covered by the Gynecology service.
The student will be supervised by the Director of Gynecologic Oncology and expected to attend all clinical conferences as well as observe and participate in office procedures such as video colposcopy and laser surgery as requested by the Director.
- Understanding the pathology, clinical presentation, natural history, evaluation and treatment of gynecologic malignancies.
- Understanding of major procedures used to screen for female pelvic malignancies.
- Review of the basic principles of care for critically ill patients with multiple medical problems as well as neoplastic diseases.
- Understanding the role of gynecologic oncologist in private as well as academic settings.
Maternal-Fetal Medicine (High-Risk OB Antepartum Assessment)
The student will have the responsibility to participate in the evaluation, management and treatment of high-risk obstetrical patients, in both outpatient and inpatient settings. A strong emphasis is placed on prenatal diagnosis. This includes genetic testing, biochemical evaluations, ultrasonography and invasive fetal intervention.
A comprehensive experience in women's health care awaits the student at Atlanta Medical Center. The number of students on each rotation is limited. Questions concerning electives, including application information, may be directed to the Residency Coordinator at (404) 265-4614. The Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Atlanta Medical Center is David C. Richardson, M.D.