Welcome from the Undergraduate Program Director
Welcome to the Undergraduate and Clerkship Programs of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Queen's University. The curriculum consists predominantly of Clerkship Rotations and Term 4, a 4-month course held beginning in January of the third year of the medical school curriculum. Reproduction is combined in Term 4 with endocrinology, gastroenterology and Medicine in Society.
Our Undergraduate Committee consists of:
For General Program Information please contact:
Julie Wimmer (Undergraduate Education Assistant)
During this Term 4, students have whole class sessions covering the objectives outlined by the Association of Academic Professionals of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Canada (APOG).
- APOG CanMEDS objectives (Word, 20 pages)
The same objectives are used for Core OB/GYN rotations during Clerkship. Term 4 also consists of expanded clinical skill opportunities. Traditionally these have been assignments as observers on Labour & Delivery and in our Clinics. We also offer a session for every student during Term 4 when they learn how to perform a pelvic examination. For this they work with women in our community ("Gynaecological Teaching Associates") and the opportunity is a practical learning experience.
Our Core Clerkship rotation is a 6-7 week block. The block is divided into two components: inpatient obstetrics and inpatient gynaecology. Ambulatory clinics are attended throughout the rotation. Assessment consists of feedback from the residents and from daily assessment forms on every student submitted by staff and residents throughout the block.
Examinations are taken the last week of the rotation; a national board multiple choice exam and an oral exam. Students are also required to submit a Mini Scholar assignment. The Clerkship manual is posted on MEdTech for students to review and refer to throughout their rotation. Orientation is held the first day of their rotation and is comprised of meetings with the program director and program assistant; the Sr. Obstetrics & Chief Residents; and attendance at a Labour & Delivery Simulation Session.Looking forward to meeting you!
Dr. Greg Davies
Undergraduate Clerkship Director