OB/GYN (Third Year Rotation): 1 block rotation (4 weeks)

During the students’ four (4) week rotation, they are expected to meet and exceed the requirements included in the curriculum, be professional, and challenge themselves daily in working to be proactive learners and ask questions. Most students will work in ambulatory, inpatient, and surgical settings while experiencing the large breadth of both obstetrical and gynecological care. It is important that students learn to deliver basic preventive care, apply appropriate screening practices in the ambulatory setting, participate in the prenatal, labor, delivery, and post-partum care of the pregnant patient as well as be involved in the pre-operative evaluation, operative care, and post-operative care, and to participate in the performance of obstetrical and gynecologic procedures. View the entire curriculum.


  • 50% based on the preceptor rotation evaluation
  • 30% based on the shelf examination, which is taken on the last Friday of the rotation.
  • 20% based on the online curriculum. The 20% for the online portion is broken up into 3 components:
    • End of rotation quiz (50%) on True Learn
    • Instructions on where to find this quiz
    • Completion of the weekly required questions (100) on True Learn, each week is worth 6.25% for a total of 25%
    • Keep a rolling average of >50% on the weekly True Learn questions, each week is worth 6.25% for a total of 25%
    • Completion of the Radiology Teaches Modules
    • Completion of the assigned EPA for review

Required Reading

During the students 4-week clinical rotation, the following curriculum is meant to guide and build on their foundational knowledge base of the commonly seen conditions in the field of OBGYN. Access the required reading list

The following resources are also great adjunct resources

  • Check out this great list of YouTube videos to watch on your rotation:
  • Apps:
    • Pimped App – Clinical questions to expect in the OR and on the wards
    • Epocrates
    • GoodRx
    • LactMed – medications safe in breastfeeding
    • ASCCP: Cervical cancer screening
    • CDC STI guidelines
    • ACOG app/website
    • OB Wheel or dating

Alternative Curriculum:

In the excel chart are two tabs, one if you choose Danforth as your required reading and one if you choose Hacker & Moore as your required reading. You are only required to complete ONE of the two tabs for your OB/GYN curriculum, you choose your pathway. The first two weeks of your OB/GYN rotation will cover obstetrics topics and the last two weeks will cover gynecology topics. Access the weekly assignments/checklist. Direct links to textbooks, TrueLearn questions, review books, and podcasts will be provided in the weekly assignments checklist.

Review Book/ANKI Deck: (Pick one resource but the preferred is a book will ANKI review).

  • Blueprints: Obstetrics and Gynecology:
    • This book contains high-yield OB/GYN subject matter in paragraph format. Very thorough resource. It also contains practice questions at the End of the book.
  • There is a Step 2 ANKI deck that is approved for use to study. Don’t spend your time creating one, use the one that has proven successful.
  • Case Files: Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Comprehensive Curricular Content (Required)

  • Each student is required to create an account on the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) site: All students have full access APGO resources, videos, lectures, and its UWise question bank. 

OBGYN OMM Materials

  • Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine, 3rd ed. Baltimore, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2011, pp. 961-973. American Osteopathic Association, and Anthony Chila. Chapter 63: Lower Extremity Swelling in Pregnancy and Chapter 64: Low Back Pain in Pregnancy.
  • An Osteopathic Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment (3rd ed.), Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. pp. 646-659. DiGiovanna, Eileen L.; Schiowitz, Stanley; Dowling, Dennis J. (Eds.). (2005). Chapter 116: Gynecological Applications.

Supplemental Reading:

  • High-Risk & Critical Care Obstetrics – 3rd Ed. (2013): Supplemental Reading: Free textbook: Supplemental Free text book: Once you use the hyperlink then click Stat Ref. From there accept the terms and check the box of the desired textbook you want to review.
  • Berek & Novak’s Gynecology (15th Edition): Supplemental Reading: Free text book: Once you use the hyperlink then click Medline (OVID). From select the Books@OVID link which brings you to the OVID home page. On the top header there is a “Book” section and by clicking that title you will the book link.