Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine

Glendale, AZ Campus

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology participates in the student's undergraduate medical education during their four years at the college through didactic lectures as well as hands-on skills workshops. In the first year, the OB/GYN faculty assist the Anatomy Department in pelvic anatomy and anatomy presentations and lectures. In the second year, the department faculty participate, lecture and assist the ICM courses on multiple aspects of women's health care. The department also offers an elective course for second-year students who want to learn more about obstetrics and gynecology. The OB/GYN Department is responsible for the required core clinical rotation in Obstetrics and Gynecology in the third year. A required pre-rotation component features an intensive small-group workshop where students have hands-on, skill-based workshop involving case presentation and simulation. The skills development workshop consists of a simulation delivery with Noelle (an interactive birthing simulator that mimics a true labor and delivery experience), followed by hands-on vaginal delivery with a birthing model, and concluding with a review of suture skills.