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Urogynecology/Female Pelvic Medicine

LOCATION: Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV
PRECEPTOR:  Robert Shapiro, MD, Lekha Hota, MD and Omar Denes, MD
DURATION: 4 weeks
OFFERED: Continuously
STATUS: Elective


 Students will demonstrate their abilities in providing patient care that is compassionate, appropriate and effective for the treatment of health problems related to Female Pelvic Medicine.


Students will demonstrate knowledge of established and evolving biomedical, clinical, epidemiological and social-behavioral concepts related to Female Pelvic Medicine/Reconstructive Surgery.

Methods to Achieve Objectives

 Students will be taught three core components of urogynecology including: clinical, didactic and surgical.  Students will take part in monthly didactic sessions that are delivered by core faculty.  Clinical urogynecology is taught by faculty members in the clinic setting.  Students will be responsible for the initial evaluation, diagnostic workup and follow up of patients.  Diagnostic procedures such as cystoscopy, urodynamics and anorectal manometry will be performed in the clinic procedure room.  The surgical component will be taught in the operating room.

Students will be evaluated by core faculty with written feedback that facilitates reflection on performance and identification of areas in need of improvement.

Pre-Rotation Instructions

Contact Ms. Nicole DeVallance, nfrisbie@hsc.wvu.edu two weeks prior to rotation start date.