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Maternity & Newborn Care Elective – FAPH 542

Prerequisites:

Students must be in good academic standing and have completed the following junior clerkships: Family Medicine and OB/GYN.

Locations:

University Family Medicine
29 S. Paca St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

University of Maryland Medical Center
21 S. Green St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Description and Goals:

Students will: 

  • See prenatal and post-partum patients in the ambulatory setting under the supervision of Family Medicine faculty who practice obstetrics at UMMC
  • Take call on labor & delivery one night/week
  • Observe & possibly assist in circumcisions
  • Observe & possibly assist in gynecologic and other procedures during Procedures Clinic (placing IUDs, colposcopies, endometrial biopsies, etc.)
  • Observe & possibly assist in vaginal deliveries
  • Participate in postpartum and newborn nursery rounds under the supervision of the family medicine R2 resident
  • Attend morning report, grand rounds, and resident conferences as they occur (when not on call or participating in deliveries)
  • Present one morning report on a topic in maternal child health or case presentation involving a laboring mother or newborn

Objectives are: 

To enhance diagnostic and procedural skills in obstetrics, gynecology, and maternal child health within the scope of family medicine, and to develop an understanding and appreciation for the continuity of care for mothers and children in a primary care setting.

By the end of the rotation, students will:

  1. Gain an appreciation for the continuity of care family physicians provide, from the diagnosis of pregnancy, to prenatal care, to vaginal deliveries, and finally, to postpartum and newborn care.
  2. Have gained an understanding of and skills in assisting/performing procedures including spontaneous vaginal delivery, circumcision, IUD insertion, colposcopy, and (if interested) therapeutic abortions.
  3. Be comfortable obtaining prenatal/obstetrical histories, performing cervical exams, and examining newborns
  4. Be familiar with available resources for expectant & new mothers (e.g. Planned Parenthood, WIC, lactation consultants) and learn how to investigate other resources as needed
  5. Be comfortable providing anticipatory guidance to both expectant and new mothers

Number of Students:

1

Time of Year Available:

Academic weeks 5-48

Hours:

Monday-Friday
Evenings- yes (one night/week if a family medicine patient is laboring)
Weekends- no
Call- yes (one night/week if a family medicine patient is laboring)

Faculty Responsible:

Kathryn Conniff, MD
(410) 328-0760
Pager: (410) 416-2586
kconniff@som.umaryland.edu  

Mozella Williams, MD
(410) 328-0562
Pager: (410) 722-0311
mowilliams@som.umaryland.edu  

On-Site Physician Contacts:

UMMC: 

Mozella Williams, MD
(410) 328-0562
Pager: (410) 722-0311
mowilliams@som.umaryland.edu  

Administrative Contact:

Denise Estes
(410) 328-3525
deniseestes@som.umaryland.edu  

Weekly template:

Students will be assigned the FM-OB attending on duty each week. He/she will be assigned a pager so that he/she can be contacted when a family medicine patient is admitted to labor & delivery.

 
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
7-9am Postpartum & newborn rounds Postpartum & newborn rounds Postpartum & newborn rounds Postpartum & newborn rounds Postpartum & newborn rounds
9am-12pm Ambulatory OB/newborn/PP care w/FM-OB faculty Labor and Delivery Labor and Delivery Procedures Clinic Labor and Delivery
1pm-5pm Reproductive Health Procedures Ambulatory OB/newborn/PP care w/FM-OB faculty Labor and DeliveryL&D Procedures Clinic Labor and Delivery

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Last Revision: April 11, 2013