Registrar Office

Dept of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Women's Health (2016)

The Department offers a variety of electives for students to get an opportunity to be exposed to the full breadth and depth of the field of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Women’s Health.

STEPS FOR PROCURING AN OBSTETRICS/GYNECOLOGY AND WOMEN’S HEALTH SUBINTERNSHIP OR ELECTIVE

PLACEMENT INTO SUBINTERNSHIPS AND ELECTIVES ARE ON A FIRST COME/FIRST SERVED BASIS
**please note elective locations, as transportation is not provided by Einstein**
 

Einstein students:
Step 1: Please contact the Office of the Registrar (registrar@einstein.yu.edu) who will make initial placements
Step 2: The Registrar will contact the OBGYN Subinternships and Electives Director, Staci E Pollack, MD MS and the acting OBGYN Medical Education Administrator, Kathy Regan for approval and secondary placements
Step 3: Dr. Pollack and Ms. Regan will contact the Subinternship or Elective Director for approval and final placement
Step 4: The Registrar will contact the student with final approval and complete the registration process

Visiting Students: 
**All Visiting students must adhere to Einstein's set rotation dates, and commit to a 4 week rotation, according to Einstein policy**
Step 1: Visiting students must submit an application in VSAS upon which the Office of the Registrar will determine eligibility
Step 2: If the student is eligible, the Office of the Registrar (registrar@einstein.yu.edu) will make initial placements
Step 3: The Registrar will contact the OBGYN Subinternships and Electives Director, Staci E Pollack, MD MS and the Acting OBGYN Undergraduate Medical Education Administrator, Kathy Regan for approval and secondary placements
Step 4: Dr. Pollack and Ms. Regan will contact the Subinternship or Elective Director for approval and final placement (it is not necessary to contact the Subinternship or Elective Directors directly)
Step 5: The Registrar will contact the student with final approval and complete the registration process

Please feel free to contact the Office of the Registrar, registrar@einstein.yu.edu or 718-430-2102, for additional information

Once students have been notified of their approval, please contact Ms. Kathy Regan (kathleen.regan@einstein.yu.edu) for further instructions

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H601W Obstetrics Subinternship (Weiler Hospital)
H601N Obstetrics Subinternship (Montefiore Medical Center, MMC,-Wakefield)

**this is the same experience as the Selective Subinternship for Einstein students** 

Students participating in this subinternship will have the unique opportunity of becoming an active and integral part of the house staff team on our Labor and Delivery (L&D) Unit as well as our Antepartum and Postpartum units. The student will participate in the management of in-patient obstetrical and high-risk patients, from admission through delivery. The student will be involved in daily rounds and all educational conferences. The student will be an active member of the labor floor team whose responsibilities will be similar to that of an OBGYN intern.

Measurable learning objectives: 
- Obtain history and physical examinations for antepartum and intrapartum patients
- Determine intrapartum management of labor (including being able to describe the labor process and interpret fetal monitoring)
- Perform normal vaginal deliveries
- Describe indications for and assist in operative deliveries
- Describe obstetric team functions and safety measures
- Discuss diagnosis and management of commonly encountered obstetrical problems (Preterm labor, Premature Rupture of Membranes, Preeclampsia, Hypertension in pregnancy, etc) 

Learning experience: 
The student will evaluate and participate in all aspects of patient care from triage through admission, management and treatment, including delivery when appropriate.  The student will participate in daily sign out/morning report, rounding on antepartum/postpartum patients and spend the majority of their time in the L&D Unit.  The student will participate in obstetrical ultrasound procedures and lactation consultant rounds. The student will divide their time on both daytime and nighttime shifts. The student will be an integral part of the obstetrical team and attend Statistics Conference, Departmental Grand Rounds and Resident School (on Tuesdays).  The student will make a formal case/topic presentation.

Method of student feedback and evaluation:  midclerkship feedback, end-of-clerkship feedback, in-the-moment feedback, FOCE, house staff/attending evaluations, Subinternship Director written evaluation 

H601W (Weiler Hospital)           H601N (MMC-Wakefield)
Ashlesha K. Dayal, MD              Rodney Wright, MD
adayal@montefiore.org             rwright@montefiore.org
718-904-2767                              718-920-9647

Maximum: 2 per site (4 total)  
Modules: 2B – 6B
On the first day report to L&D: Weiler 4th floor (7 AM) or Wakefield 3rd floor (7:30 AM) 

 

H602W GYN Oncology Subinternship (Weiler Hospital)
H602M GYN Oncology Subinternship (Montefiore Medical Center - Moses)
 

This elective will provide an opportunity for the student to participate in the management of gynecologic oncology patients. The student will be exposed to the management of acutely and chronically ill patients with gynecologic malignancies. 

Measurable learning objectives: 
- Demonstrate technical skills (venous access, thoracentesis, paracentesis, etc) 
- Describe pre- and post-operative management gynecologic oncology patients 
- Describe basic principles of chemotherapy and radiotherapy
- Present patients in a variety of settings (tumor board, bedside rounds, etc)
- Discuss diagnosis and management of commonly encountered gynecologic oncology conditions

Learning experience: 
The student will have exposure to different clinical settings and extensive surgical opportunities in the operating room. The student will be expected to participate in all the educational meetings of the division including tumor board, journal club and case presentations. The student will make a formal presentation at one of these meetings. Didactic and bedside teaching with attendings, fellows and residents occurs on a daily basis. Interested students are encouraged to participate in the ongoing clinical and/or basic research projects. Previous students have published their research in peer reviewed journals and presented their data at national meetings. The student will be an integral part of the gynecologic oncology team and attend Statistics Conference, Departmental Grand Rounds and Resident School (on Tuesdays).  

**Visiting Students interested in pursuing a residency spot are given the optional opportunity of taking a weekend call on Labor and Delivery at Weiler Hospital.   

Method of student feedback and evaluation:  in-the-moment feedback, house staff/attending evaluations, Elective Director written evaluation 

Textbook (suggested): 
Practical Gynecologic Oncology, 4th edition by Berek and Hacker

Gary L. Goldberg, MD
ggoldber@montefiore.org 
718 430-2588
Administrative support: Lydia Milnar, lmilnar@montefiore.org
Maximum: 2 (Weiler) 1 (Moses)
Modules: All
On the first day report to Weiler Hospital, 11 South at 7:30 AM 

 

H603W Benign Gynecology Subinternship (Weiler Hospital) 

The student will be given an in-depth exposure to benign gynecology, gynecologic surgery and the gynecologic aspects of a career in OBGYN.  The student will be expected to function on an intern level as an integral member of the team, and to play an active role in the pre-operative, intra-operative and postoperative management of benign gynecological patients.  The student will participate in comprehensive patient management, including pre-operative evaluation, Emergency Room consults, admission evaluation, development of diagnostic and therapeutic plans, and subsequent management.

Measurable learning objectives: 
- Discuss diagnosis and management of commonly encountered gynecology conditions (fibroids, polyps, endometriosis, urinary incontinence, prolapse, etc) 
- Describe indications for common abdominal, vaginal and laparoscopic procedures
- Discuss work up and treatment options for common gynecologic disorders (abnormal vaginal bleeding, pelvic pain, etc)
- Discuss anticipated results and potential complications for various treatments of gynecological disorders
- Demonstrate knowledge of preoperative and post-operative care

Learning Experience: 
The student will participate in all gynecology conferences, and will have the opportunity to hone their technical skills (including surgical skills, gynecologic exams, D&Cs, hysteroscopies, fascia and skin closures, gynecology ultrasounds, endometrial biopsies, etc) and will first assist on a variety of major and minimally invasive gynecology procedures.  The student will round daily with the team and present to the attending on service. The student will perform complete admission histories and physicals, formulate a differential diagnosis, develop a diagnostic and therapeutic plan and present to the senior resident. The student will be responsible for subsequent management and daily follow-up for each patient assigned.  The student will make a formal oral topic presentation to the gynecology residents and attending as well as submit a written case write-up. A typical day is 7 AM – 6 PM Monday thru Friday, plus two weekend day calls covering the gynecology consult service.  The student will attend Statistics Conference, Departmental Grand Rounds and Resident School (on Tuesdays).  

**Visiting Students interested in pursuing a residency spot are given the optional opportunity of taking a weekend call on Labor and Delivery at Weiler Hospital.   

Method of student feedback and evaluation:  in-the-moment feedback, house staff/attending evaluations, Elective Director written evaluation 

Supervising Attending:
Janice Falls, MD
jfalls@montefiore.org 
Maximum: 1 
Modules: All
On the first day report to Weiler Hospital, 7th Floor at 7 AM 

 

H604H Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Elective (Montefiore’s Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Health - located in Hartsdale, New York)  

Students will participate in the full breadth and depth of complex reproductive endocrine conditions (such as PCOS, ovarian failure, and congenital adrenal hyperplasia) and infertility disorders (including recurrent pregnancy loss), and get an extensive exposure to all aspects of reproductive endocrinology and infertility, spanning from pediatric/adolescent reproductive abnormalities all the way through menopausal conditions and osteoporosis. Students will have direct interactions with our attending faculty and fellows, and be part of our healthcare team. 

Measurable learning objectives: 
- Determine appropriate evaluations of a couple presenting with infertility
- Demonstrate the ability to take a compassionate history of a patient presenting with infertility, including a sexual history and preconception screening
- Demonstrate technical skills (such as transvaginal ultrasounds)
- Discuss the major treatment options for infertility, and when these options are indicated 
- Discuss the evaluation and treatment of reproductive endocrine abnormalities
- Describe the evaluation and treatment of menopausal complaints

Learning experience:
The student will participate in all divisional seminars and conferences, including clinical case reviews. They will be intimately involved in all aspects of fertility treatments, including office evaluations, participation in ultrasound and hormonal monitoring of follicle growth, intrauterine inseminations, oocyte retrievals, embryo transfers and other advanced fertility treatments.  The student will be allowed entry into the embryology and andrology laboratories, to witness various procedures, including gamete manipulation and embryo biopsies.  The student will participate in and learn to interpret various imaging tests, such as ultrasounds, saline infusion ultrasounds, hysterosalpingograms and bone densitometry (DXA) scans. Opportunities to participate in reproductive surgeries will be available. The student will spend the majority of their time at our Hartsdale office, but also rotate through our Bronx location (near Weiler Hospital) and at Jacobi Medical Center, in order to enrich their experience.  Interested students will be able to participate in a research project.  The student will make a formal oral topic presentation to the REI division. The student will attend Statistics Conference, Departmental Grand Rounds and Resident School (on Tuesdays).  

**Visiting Students interested in pursuing a residency spot are given the optional opportunity of taking a weekend call on Labor and Delivery at Weiler Hospital.  

Method of student feedback and evaluation: in-the-moment feedback, house staff/attending evaluations, Elective Director written evaluation 

Dr. Brian L. Cohen
brian.cohen@einstein.yu.edu 
(718) 430-4282
Maximum: 1 
Modules: All
On the first day report to our Hartsdale location (141 S Central Ave-Suite 201) at 7:30 AM 

 

H605W Maternal Fetal Medicine Elective (Weiler Hospital and CFCC) 
H605N Maternal Fetal Medicine Elective (Montefiore Medical Center, MMC-Wakefield)
 

Students will join with the perinatal team in diagnosing and managing various complications of pregnancy. Students will gain experience by participating in direct patient care in the Obstetrical ultrasound unit, the Maternal-Fetal Assessment Center, and various high-risk pregnancy programs (such as: the Diabetes in Pregnancy Program and the High Risk pregnancy program at the MMG-CFCC site for H605W; the High Risk pregnancy program at the MMC North Division for H605N). The student will have opportunities to also participate in the management of inpatient obstetrical high-risk patients, from admission through delivery, including involvement in daily rounds and all educational conferences.

Measurable learning objectives: 
- Describe the assessment of various maternal conditions affecting pregnancy 
- Discuss the diagnosis and management of commonly encountered obstetrical problems (such as Preterm Labor, Premature Rupture of Membranes, Preeclampsia, etc)
- Describe fetal monitoring and antepartum fetal testing
- Discuss the utilization of ultrasound in assessing fetal conditions
- Perform a biophysical profile and basic biometric measurement on ultrasound
- Describe prenatal diagnostic procedures (amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling, fetal blood sampling, etc) and screening tests for aneuploidy (nuchal translucency, etc)
- Present high-risk obstetrical patients in both outpatient and inpatient settings 

Learning experience:
As part of the perinatal team, the student will see high-risk patients in various outpatient and inpatient settings, participating in screening, diagnosis and management of maternal and fetal disorders. Significant time will be spent in the Obstetrical ultrasound unit.  The student will make a formal oral topic presentation to the MFM team.  The student will attend Statistics Conference, Departmental Grand Rounds and Resident School (on Tuesdays).  

**Visiting Students interested in pursuing a residency spot are given the optional opportunity of taking a weekend call on Labor and Delivery at Weiler Hospital.   

Method of student feedback and evaluation: in-the-moment feedback, house staff/attending evaluations, Elective Director written evaluation

H605W (Weiler Hospital and CFCC)               H605N (MMC-Wakefield)
Chavi Eve Karkowsky, MD                                 Rodney Wright, MD
ekarkows@montefiore.org                                 rwright@montefiore.org 
718-405-8040                                                       718-920-9647  

Maximum: 1 per site (2 total)
Modules: 2B – 6B
On the first day report to: CFCC (Comprehensive Family Care Center, 1621 Eastchester Rd, Bronx)-1st floor OBGYN Conference Room at 9 AM or Wakefield-3rd floor L&D Unit at 7:30 AM 

 

H606G Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (Montefiore Medical Park) 

The student will be involved with both Obstetrical and Gynecological ultrasound examinations, and will learn diagnostic skills, technical aspects of the examination and management protocols. In addition to routine scanning, the student will be exposed to diverse aspects of fetal medicine, such as prenatal diagnostic invasive testing, management of anomalies and management of complicated cases of multiple gestations and fetal growth restriction. The student will participate in the divisional multidisciplinary meetings including the fetal diagnosis rounds and fetal management meetings. 

Measurable learning objectives: 
- Discuss the utilization of Obstetrical ultrasound (including the diverse aspects of prenatal diagnosis, prenatal ultrasound, fetal medicine/therapy)
- Discuss the utilization of Gynecologic ultrasound (including uterine and adnexae scan in longitudinal and transverse planes, ovarian cysts, fibroids, endometrial abnormalities)
- Perform basic ultrasound scans
- Present cases in a professional manner
- Describe the technical aspects ultrasound scanning

Learning experience:
The specific student schedule is provided on the first day of the rotation. In the first week the student will accompany the sono-tech to learn the technical aspect of the scan (operating the ultrasound machine and reporting software), routines and protocols. From the second week the student will login patient information, will take relevant patient histories, assist in scanning and reporting. After the scan the student will present the case to the attending and will suggest a management plan.  The student will attend Statistics Conference, Departmental Grand Rounds and Resident School (on Tuesdays).  

**Visiting Students interested in pursuing a residency spot are given the optional opportunity of taking a weekend call on Labor and Delivery at Weiler Hospital.   

Method of student feedback and evaluation: in-the-moment feedback, verbal feedback will be given in mid-rotation and by the end of the rotation, house staff/attending evaluations, Elective Director written evaluation

Textbooks:
Available at the ultrasound unit for use during the rotation

Peer Dar, MD
peerdar@yahoo.com 
718- 405-8218
Administrative support: Georgiann Humphrey, ghumphre@montefiore.org, 914-287-7734 
Maximum: 1
Modules: All
Specific instructions on where to report the first day will be sent after enrollment 

 

H607G Reproductive Genetics (Institute for Women's Health Genetics and Human Reproduction-Montefiore Medical Park)  

Reproductive Genetics offers a clinic experience dealing with patients and couples with genetic or genetically-related disorders seen in obstetrical practice and those at risk for hereditary cancer syndromes. This includes couples with problems of infertility, recurrent pregnancy loss, and factors contributing to adverse pregnancy outcomes, as well as patients with recent and remote diagnoses of cancer and/or with family histories of cancer. 

Measurable learning objectives: 
- Describe the process of providing genetic screening and counseling
- Describe options of prenatal screening and prenatal diagnosis, including amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling
- Discuss how to provide teratogen counseling, and where to access the information necessary for counseling 
- Discuss work-up for couples with reproductive loss
- Discuss various approaches useful in the application of the most current genetic knowledge to reproductive genetics practice

Learning experience:
The student will join the reproductive genetic team of attendings, fellows and genetic counselors, during counseling, ultrasound screening, and prenatal diagnostic procedures. Opportunities will be provided for the student to actively participate in genetic screening and counseling, prenatal diagnostic procedures and teratogen counseling.  The student will attend Statistics Conference, Departmental Grand Rounds and Resident School (on Tuesdays).  

**Visiting Students interested in pursuing a residency spot are given the optional opportunity of taking a weekend call on Labor and Delivery at Weiler Hospital.  

Method of student feedback and evaluation: in-the-moment feedback, house staff/attending evaluations, Elective Director written evaluation

Textbook: (Suggested)
Thompson and Thompson - Genetics in Medicine, 8th edition 

Susan Klugman, MD
sklugman@montefiore.org   
718-405-8150
Maximum: 1
Modules: All, except 2B
Specific instructions on where to report the first day will be sent after enrollment
 

 

H608G Family Planning (Weiler Hospital/Montefiore Medical Park) 

The student participating in this elective will be part of the family planning team, and will contribute to the management of women in our outpatient ambulatory care facility. In addition, the student will also participate in OR cases and inpatient consultations. Clinical exposures include medical and surgical management of abortion and pregnancy failure in the first and second trimester, high-risk contraception consultation and provision of all contraceptive methods, including intrauterine devices, contraceptive implants and transcervical sterilization.  Upon completing this rotation, the student should have a comprehensive understanding of the complexities of reproductive decision making, procedural and non-procedural aspects of pregnancy management in the first and second trimester and modern methods of contraception.  It is hoped that the student will also learn compassionate, patient-centered and nonjudgmental strategies to communicate with patients about these issues as well.

Measurable learning objectives: 
- Discuss the public health impact of unintended pregnancy in the U.S. and abroad
- Discuss medical abortion and pregnancy failure management in the first trimester
- Discuss the full rnge of contraceptive medications, devices and surgical procedures
- Analyze the family planning medical literature in a critical manner
- Demonstrate clinical skills, including counseling, sonography, preoperative and postoperative management, as they relate to surgical abortion and pregnancy failure management

Learning experience:
The student will participate in the evaluation and management of patients who present for care in the ambulatory setting. They will actively participate in sonography for pregnancy dating. The student will first observe and then actively participate in providing comprehensive contraception counseling. The student will observe and participate in surgical cases at both Weiler Hospital and Jacobi Medical Center, as well as inpatient consultations at Weiler Hospital.  Participation in monthly Family Planning Journal Clubs is expected. The student will complete the Family Planning Curriculum, which will be provided the first day of the elective, and will present a formal case/topic presentation to the Family Planning team.  The student will attend Statistics Conference, Departmental Grand Rounds and Resident School (on Tuesdays).  

**Visiting Students interested in pursuing a residency spot are given the optional opportunity of taking a weekend call on Labor and Delivery at Weiler Hospital.   

Method of student feedback and evaluation: in-the-moment feedback, house staff/attending evaluations, Elective Director written evaluation

Nerys Benfield, MD Erika Levi, MD
nbenfiel@montefiore.org elevi@montefiore.org 
718-405-8030

Maximum: 1
Modules: All
On the first day report to 1695 Eastchester Rd-Suite 302 at 9 AM 

 

H609G Reproductive Endocrinology and Menopause (Montefiore Medical Park) 

The student will see patients who have problems with reproductive hormones (some male, although mostly female patients). Patients will be followed in the Gyn-Endocrine Clinic, Medical Endocrine Clinic and in Dr. Freeman's private practice of Endocrinology, Menopause and Osteoporosis. The student will learn about the assessment and treatment of osteoporotic disorders, including observing and performing bone densitometry procedures.

Measurable learning objectives: 
- Describe the evaluation and treatment of various reproductive hormone abnormalities
- Demonstrate the ability to take a compassionate history of a patient presenting with reproductive hormone complaints
- Describe the evaluation and treatment of menopausal complaints
- Discuss the utilization and interpretation of bone densitometry scans 

Learning experience:  
The student will participate in consultations with patients who have problems with reproductive hormones (some male, although mostly female patients), during Gyn-Endocrine Clinic, Medical Endocrine Clinic and in Dr. Freeman's private practice of Endocrinology, Menopause and Osteoporosis.  Exposure and experience evaluating and treating reproductive endocrine disorder patients will be gained, including comfort with patients who have PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and CAH (congenital adrenal hyperplasia).  The student will gain practice obtaining compassionate histories and physical exams of such patients.  Opportunities to participate in research regarding treatment of postmenopausal patients will be available. The student will actively participate in bone densitometry procedures and evaluations.  The student will attend Statistics Conference, Departmental Grand Rounds and Resident School (on Tuesdays).  

**Visiting Students interested in pursuing a residency spot are given the optional opportunity of taking a weekend call on Labor and Delivery at Weiler Hospital.  

Method of student feedback and evaluation: in-the-moment feedback, house staff/attending evaluations, Elective Director written evaluation

Ruth Freeman, MD
rfreeman@montefiore.org 
718-405-8152
Modules: All
Maximum: 1
Modules: All
Specific instructions on where to report the first day will be sent after enrollment 

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