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Medical Student Electives

Medical Student Electives at North Shore University Hospital
 

MATERNAL/FETAL MEDICINE
Sponsor: Burton Rochelson, MD

This fourth-year elective is designed to acquaint the student with high-risk obstetrics in the environment of a tertiary perinatal referral center.  The course is one month in duration.  The student is exposed to obstetrical ultrasound and antenatal testing, and obstetrical high-risk consultations.  The student will join a team of Maternal-Fetal Medicine faculty attendings, fellows and senior OB/GYN residents while rotating through the high-risk clinic, the high-risk inpatient service, the antepartum testing unit and labor and delivery. Opportunities are available for participation in clinical research studies.

GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY
Sponsor: John L. Lovecchio, MD

This elective in Gynecologic Oncology will be offered all year. The assignment will encourage involvement in all activities of the Gynecologic Oncology Service. Emphasis will be placed on pre-treatment evaluation of patients, modalities of therapy available (surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy) and the principles on which the choice of treatment is made. During the rotation, students will have the opportunity to see all types of GYN malignancies. The student will have the opportunity to participate in Team Rounds and a wide variety of operative cases. In addition to in-hospital care, the student also will be exposed to office management of gynecologic oncology patients. Students will be encouraged to attend all Grand Rounds and also will have the opportunity to attend formal and informal didactic sessions with direct emphasis on various aspects of gynecologic oncology, including our regular Tumor Conference.

REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY
Sponsor: Gerald Scholl, MD

This elective will permit students to spend four weeks on Reproductive Endocrinology. The student will participate in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility and other female reproductive tract disorders. The student will also be involved in office hours, the operating room, in-vitro fertilization procedures, journal clubs, and the Andrology and Embryology laboratories.

GENERAL OB/GYN
Sponsor: Valerie Muoio, MD

During this four week elective, available from September through May, the student will be an integral part of the office based faculty practice of our five full-time generalist staff. The student will participate in office hours, surgery and on-call labor room activities.

MINIMALLY INVASIVE GYNECOLOGIC SURGERY
Sponsor: Michael Nimaroff, MD

This elective, available from August through December, will span four weeks, during which time the student's time will be divided amongst minimally invasive surgical cases (both in the ambulatory and main operative room), the post-operative care of in-patients undergoing minimally invasive surgery and the Laparoscopic Surgery Training Laboratory. Throughout the elective, the student will participate in the Department of OBGYN residency didactic program, as well as the laparoscopic lecture series sponsored by the Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Department of Surgery. It is expected that a brief presentation on an area of interest in Minimally Invasive Surgery will be made at the conclusion of the rotation.

Department Contact

Please contact Dianne Huang, Residency Program Coordinator at (516) 562-4429 or dhuang@nshs.edu for more information.


Medical Student Electives at Long Island Jewish Medical Center

GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY
Sponsor: Diana Contreras, MD

The major objective of this Clerkship is for the student to develop basic clinical skills for the prevention, diagnosis and management of female genital cancers. An individualized working schedule will be made for each student. The schedule consists of a multidisciplinary Gynecologic Oncology Conference, daily bedside discussion, rounds of gynecologic cancer patients with the gynecologic oncologists, work-up and personal follow-up of patients with a variety of gynecologic neoplasms, operative experience by assisting at cancer surgery, involvement in the ambulatory gynoncology clinic, detection of precursor stages of cervical cancer through colposcopy, review of pathology with the gynecologic pathologist and exposure to research, if desired.

MATERNAL/FETAL MEDICINE
Sponsor: Natalie Meirowitz, MD

This fourth-year elective is designed to acquaint the student with high-risk obstetrics in the environment of a tertiary perinatal referral center.  The course is one month in duration.  The student is exposed to obstetrical ultrasound and antenatal testing, and obstetrical high-risk consultations.  The student will join a team of Maternal-Fetal Medicine faculty attendings, fellows and senior OB/GYN residents while rotating through the high-risk clinic, the high-risk inpatient service, the antepartum testing unit and labor and delivery.

Department Contact

Please contact Donna Campagna, Residency Liaison at (718) 470-4837 or dcampagn@nshs.edu for more information.

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