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OBGYN Medical Student Education

Holly W. Cummings, MD, MPH
Clerkship Director

DaCarla M. Albright, MD
Associate Clerkship Director

Philip J. McCabe
Medical Student Education Coordinator

University of Pennsylvania
Health System

Department of OB/GYN
c/o Philip J. McCabe
Medical Student Education Coordinator
3400 Spruce Street - 5 Dulles
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: (215)615-3016
Fax: (215)349-8513

The University of Pennsylvania Obstetrics & Gynecology medical student rotations focus on health care of women during the reproductive and post-reproductive years. Our Core Clinical Clerkship, required for all Penn Medical Students, emphasizes care of the pregnant woman, normal labor and delivery, common obstetrical and gynecologic problems, preventive care, screening for and treatment of gynecologic malignancies, family planning and sexuality. Advanced electives are available in all subspecialties to both Penn and visiting students, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Pennsylvania Hospital sites. Also, Penn students may elect to complete the  Women’s Health Certificate Program  sponsored by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women.

The attending and resident faculty at HUP, as well as our affiliate sites, are dedicated to the education of medical students. Our goal is to educate students about those aspects of Women’s Health that are integral to their general medical knowledge regardless of which specialty they choose to pursue. We hope that you will use the knowledge and skills you acquire in your future professional and personal lives. We hope that you enjoy the time you spend on our rotation through the broad range of educational and clinical experiences available to you during the clerkship.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecology Student Membership

For those students who are interested, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) offers free medical student membership to students interested in Women’s Health and OB/GYN. Members receive ACOG’s educational resource materials (technical bulletins, practice committee opinions, journals, etc.) at no cost. Medical students are also able to attend certain ACOG-sponsored meetings free of charge. If you would like to become a Medical Student member of ACOG and be placed on the mailing list to receive these publications please visit the link below:

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