High Risk Obstetrics

LOCATION: Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, West Virginia
PRECEPTORS: Bryon Calhoun MD, Loius Bracero, MD
DURATION: 1 month minimum
OFFERED: Continuously
STATUS: Elective


To augment student's understanding of clinical high risk obstetrics, including prenatal diagnosis, obstetrical ultrasound, and antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum care of high risk mother and fetus.

Methods to Achieve Objectives

Students will participate with a Perinatologist in the work-up and care of patients in the outpatient setting as well as in the hospital. Students will also participate in daily rounds with the resident staff and will have certain patients assigned to them. They will also participate daily in decision making though diagnostic testing and therapy. The students will obtain a basic knowledge of fetal monitoring, ultrasound, and pathophysiology of common high risk obstetrical problems.

Examination Procedures and Evaluation Criteria

Two informal presentations; one clinical and one more elementary

Pre-Rotation Instructions

ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE ROTATION REPORT TO: Women & Children's Hospital, Medical Staff Building, Suite 304 at 8:30 a.m.