Obstetrics and Gynecology is a specialty that focuses on women's health. The main focus of obstetrics is in the knowledge of normal pregnancy, the prenatal period, and also postnatal period. An obstetrician also has full knowledge of all associated diseases, illnesses, and complication as it relates to pregnancy and childbirth. Gynecology is a surgical specialty that specializes in diseases and illnesses of the female reproductive tract and life cycle. An Obstetrician-Gynecologist is able to provide complete care for a woman through her entire life. Subspecialties of OB/GYN include maternal fetal medicine (high risk pregnancies), reproductive endocrinology and infertility, gynecologic oncology, and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery (also urological conditions).
The core rotational component of OB/GYN is available in both a ward-based setting and preceptor-based setting. Subspecialty electives in OB/GYN are also available to OMS IV students.