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 Gynaecology 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
The Queen's University School of Medicine offers a four-year program leading to the degree of Doctor of Medicine.
- Relatively small size
- 15 Residents
- individual attention
- close, personal relationships
- Solid core OB/GYN exposure
- long rotations
- early operating experience
- senior resident supervision, teaching and mentoring
- early selective experience
- Integrated one hospital site
- labour and delivery ward
- operating rooms
- inpatient wards
- attending staff offices
- Clinical Liaisons
- Hotel Dieu Hospital (ambulatory pediatrics)
- Belleville / Peterborough / Brockville / Oshawa
- Moose Factory
- Royal College Accreditation Review
- status: full approval, October 2017
- Why Queens?
- solid, individual training with broad exposure
- cohesive program with an excellent reputation and track record
- one hospital site
- ample elective opportunity
- excellent research training / opportunity
Observerships are offered in clinics, labour and delivery and in the OR. Please contact Julie Wimmer if you are interested arranging an observership.
Phone: 613-549-6666 x2139
Updated: November 9, 2018
All electives are processed through the Undergraduate Medical Education Office and applications must be submitted tho the AFMC Student Portal.
Dr. Greg Davies
Undergraduate Program Director
"I cannot teach anybody anything,
I can only make them think." Socrates
- Female pelvic examination (password required)
- Fetal fibronectin (Dr. Graeme Smith, Maternal Fetal Medicine)
- What is vaginal atrophy? (Dr. Shawna Johnston, Urogynaecology)
Narrated PowerPoint Presentations (restricted access)
Access to the presentations below is restricted to the Queen's community requiring a password.
- Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (Dr. Robert Reid, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility)
- Amenorrhea (Dr. Robert Reid, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility)
- Hirsutism and PCOS (Dr. Robert Reid, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility)
- Infertility (Dr. Robert Reid, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility)
Narrated PowerPoint Presentations (available to the general public)
Access to the presentations below is available without a password.
- Neural tube defects (Dr. Gregory Davies, Maternal Fetal Medicine)
- Prenatal screening (Dr. Gregory Davies, Maternal Fetal Medicine)
- Substance abuse in pregnancy (Dr. Gregory Davies, Maternal Fetal Medicine)
- TIPS objectives (Dr. Gregory Davies, Maternal Fetal Medicine)
The narrated PowerPoints are available on QShare a web-based storage space for file sharing.