Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology


Core Didactics

The Core Curriculum is covered in lectures, case-based presentations, and small group workshops. Lectures are presented in case-based, problem-based, or flipped-classroom formats. Clinical situations have been chosen to stimulate a discussion of the important issues surrounding each case and to promote information synthesis, decision-making and problem-solving. Students are expected to read ahead prior to lectures in order to be prepared to participate.

Every student will attend a full-day hands-on workshop at the Penn Clinical Simulation Center at Rittenhouse.  Basic skills including the gynecologic exam, suturing, knot-tying, Foley insertion, and spontaneous vaginal delivery will be reviewed.

Attendance at all teaching sessions is mandatory.

Power Point presentations, problem based learning (PBL) sessions, lecture objectives and/or notes are available on Canvas for the following sessions:

  • Orientation to OB/GYN
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Amenorrhea
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Family Planning
  • The Fetus as a Patient
  • GYN Cancers
  • High Risk Topics
  • Hypertension in Pregnancy
  • The Infertile Couple
  • Menstrual Cycle and Physiology
  • Normal Labor & Delivery / Management of Labor
  • Obstetric Hemorrhage
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Physiology of Pregnancy
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Prenatal Genetics
  • Urinary Incontinence


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