The nationally acclaimed Vermont Integrated Curriculum educates students as competent, compassionate physicians with an emphasis on professional and leadership skills.
Medical Student Education
Medical Students participate in the Clinical Science Core in their third year of medical education following the completion of the ABSC phase of their medical college curriculum. The core period is devoted to clinical sciences. Each rotation affords students an opportunity to acquire diagnostic skills as well as experience in therapeutic management of patients. Under the supervision of house staff and attending physicians, students assume responsibility for the delivery of primary care to patients on wards and clinics at The University of Vermont Medical Center; Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine; Danbury Hospital in Danbury, Connecticut; Norwalk Hospital in Norwalk, Connecticut; and other approved facilities.
Third Year Clerkship
The clerkship provides students with learning experiences that promote their observation of normal reproductive transitions, which include puberty, pregnancy and menopause. Also, the student studies the effects of reproductive tract problems on the overall physical and emotional health of females from birth to death. Students learn to promote emotional and physical wellness of their female patients, by working with clinical teaching teams consisting of educators, health care providers and patients. The student is trained to recognize and understand the pathophysiology and approach to the management of common and threatening problems related to reproduction. Clinical and scholarly experiences during the clerkship encourage lifelong self-learning in any field of medicine. These activities are conducted in an environment of respect for patients, students and teachers. Students spend a total of 6 weeks on the Ob/Gyn service.
For more information on these programs, contact:
Medical Student Clerkship Coordinator
Phone Number: 802-656-1201
Fax Number: 802-656-8771
Fourth Year Electives
The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences offers several Senior Selective rotations to both UVM students and students from other medical schools. These courses are designed to enable students with an interest in Ob/Gyn to explore specific areas of the specialty and to provide the faculty with an opportunity to get to know the students better. Students interested in applying to the OB/Gyn Residency Program at the University of Vermont are encouraged to participate in one of our extramural rotations.
The following rotations are available:
- Acting Internship in General Obstetrics (night float)
- Acting Internship in Gynecologic Oncology
- Acting Internship in Maternal Fetal Medicine
- Reproductive Endocrinology
Visiting students should contact the Student Affairs Office at the The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at the University of Vermont for application materials. Specific information about course availability can be obtained from Sara Tourville or call 802-656-1201.
Graduate Student & Post Doctoral Education
The Division of Reproductive Investigation within the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences provides the unique opportunity for physicians and scientists to collaborate in the study of reproductive medicine. Graduate students and post-doctoral fellows have the opportunity to work side by side with the clinical fellows to integrate basic and clinical science in all postgraduate training. Opportunities for post-doctoral research are contingent upon funding and availability. Interested parties should direct their inquiries directly to the principal investigator(s) whose area of interest complements their own. Please contact Dr. Elizabeth Bonney for more information about post-doc research opportunities.
The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences is actively involved in education programs in our community. The Faculty in this Department are experts in high risk obstetrics, gynecologic oncology, urogynecology, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, and general gynecology and obstetrics. For more information on patient educational resources please visit The UVM Medical Center. We welcome you to attend the community education programs.