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The Ob/Gyn Interest Group serves to introduce medical students to the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology and provide opportunities for those wishing to pursue a career in the field.

Meetings are held twice a semester featuring various activities and speakers and we will hold one workshop during the year to demonstrate and learn skills needed in the specialty. Students will also be given the opportunity to deliver a baby and participate in cesarean sections or other surgeries.




Kaia Richmond & Tatiana Henriksson
Elizabeth Gasteiger
Grace Maley
Drs. Loren Custer & Kristan Hornsby
Faculty Advisor


We hope to accomplish our mission by:

1. Providing a meeting place for teaching, learning, and discussion of issues relating to Ob/Gyn
2. Promoting professional relationships between medical students, residents, and attendings.
3. Exploring Ob/Gyn as a career by comparing and contrasting it to different specialties, learning about different subspecialties within Ob/Gyn, and discussing malpractice issues pertaining to the field
4. Exposing students to shadowing opportunities and participation in gyn surgeries, cesarean sections, and delivering babies
5. Participating in training workshops involving suturing and knot tying, ultrasound, and childbirth
6. Provide opportunities for community service
7. Providing opportunities to participate in research projects/externships

Our Bylaws
1. Any student currently enrolled in the West Virginia University School of Medicine is eligible for membership.
2. The Ob/Gyn Interest Group will meet twice each semester during the school year, and more often if deemed necessary by the members.
3. The Ob/Gyn Interest Group will be governed by an elected body of medical students consisting of a president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer. Officers will be elected at the last meeting of each year by members of the interest group.
4. The Ob/Gyn Interest group will work closely with the Ob/Gyn residents and faculty sponsors in the Department of Ob/Gyn.