Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine

Glendale, AZ Campus

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN) participates in students' medical education during their four years at AZCOM through didactic lectures as well as hands-on skills workshops. In the first year, the OB/GYN faculty assist the Department of Anatomy in pelvic anatomy and 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 are interested in learning more about obstetrics and gynecology. The department is responsible for the required core clinical rotation in Obstetrics and Gynecology in the third year. A required pre-rotation component features intensive small-groups where students participate in hands-on, skill-based workshops 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 a hands-on vaginal delivery with a birthing model, and concluding with a review of suturing skills.