Departments: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Osteopathic Medicine in Downers Grove

Chair: Teresa Hubka, D.O.

Obstetrics and Gynecology remains an essential part of the practice of all primary care osteopathic physicians. The basics of good prenatal care, the daily problems of office gynecology, and the indications and options for appropriate surgical care of the female patient challenge all physicians on a daily basis. The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology provides the student with a dynamic educational experience, combining traditional fundamentals with fresh, innovative thinking and technology. Our primary goal is to train students to solve clinical dilemmas by applying clear, concise thinking to a solid foundation of knowledge.

1702 Obstetrics and Gynecology Rotation
This rotation consists of a six-week block in the third year and is designed to provide students with a wide variety of clinical experiences. The rotation is divided into six areas: 1) a formal lecture series covering all major topics in the specialty, as well as daily inpatient rounds on obstetric and gynecologic patients; 2) inpatient obstetrics, during which students participate in the labor, delivery, and postpartum care of patients; 3) inpatient gynecology, during which students observe and participate in surgery and pre- and post-operative care; 4) outpatient clinics in obstetrics and gynecology, which provide an excellent setting in which students can observe and learn those techniques and procedures pertinent to office practice; 5) a week at a suburban hospital clinic setting; and 6) two days at an ambulatory care facility where students may observe and participate in the care rendered in that setting. Ample one-on-one supervision by residents and attending physicians enhances the students' learning process.