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The Core Clerkship in Women’s Health provides a productive and exciting learning experience through patient care, interaction with women’s health providers, simulation, and other formal learning activities. As every physician will encounter female patients in his/her career, the purpose of this core clerkship includes:

  • To introduce students to the depth and breadth of women’s health issues
  • To experience how OB/GYN merges surgery, medicine, and primary preventive care into a single practice
  • To learn how overall mental and physical health interacts with reproductive function
  • To gain comfort in taking an appropriate OB/GYN history and performing the breast and pelvic exam
  • To introduce the principles of surgery related to women’s health

The Women’s Health Core Clerkship is an eight week clinical rotation, during which students will be assigned primarily to rotations at three hospitals - The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center/GBMC, or Sinai Hospital/GBMC. Each student’s experience will include two weeks each on an Inpatient Obstetric and Inpatient Gynecology service, a Longitudinal Ambulatory Clinic experience, and  two week blocks on two of the following selectives:

  • Female Pelvic & Reconstructive Medicine
  • Gynecologic Ambulatory Specialties
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Gynecologic Pathology
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Primary Ambulatory OB/GYN Care
  • Reproductive, Endocrine & Infertility
  • Reproductive Health (Family Planning)
  • Women’s Mood Disorders 
  • Anne Arundel Medical Center Community OB/GYN
  • Odenton Meade Community OB/GYN

** What's New **

See the Educators' Corner for the new JHU Department of GYN/OB Medical Education Quarterly Newsletter

Any questions regarding the rotation should be addressed to:

NameTitleContact Information
Dr. Silka PatelClerkship
Rebecca SlatteryClerkship Coordinator
 410-614-0088 (Office)


Core Clerkship Dates:

Academic Year 2015-2016:

Quarter 18/21/17 - 10/16/17
Quarter 210/23/17 - 12/18/17
Quarter 31/8/18 - 3/5/18
Quarter 43/26/18 - 5/21/18
Summer5/29/18 - 7/20/18

Clerkship students will receive a packet of materials containing the information you will need for the Women's Health Core Clerkship on the first day of the clerkship, included in this packet will be the following:

  • Course Syllabus Information w/Learning Objectives
  • Hospital Assignment Schedule w/Reporting times
  • PRECEDE Schedules
  • Exam Instructions and Schedule
  • OASIS Clinical Experience Log Instructions
  • E-Value Work Hours Instructions
  • Common Abbreviations
  • Suggested Reading Topics
  • Longitudinal Clinic Schedules
  • Selective Schedules
  • Obstetrics Inpatient Day/Night Float Schedules

Site specific materials will be included as well.

All materials can also be found on our Blackboard site - (Blackboard)