The student will learn:
- Health maintenance and preventive care for women, including age-related issues in cancer screening, screening for other common adult-onset illnesses, nutrition, sexual health, vaccination, and risk factor identification and modification.
- Acute and chronic conditions that are common in women’s general and reproductive health, including their diagnosis and treatment.
- Principles of physiology and pharmacology applicable to women from puberty through their reproductive life and menopause, especially pregnancy and age-related changes.
- Prenatal, intrapartum, and post-partum care of normal pregnancy and common pregnancy-related complications as well as the care of women with acute or chronic illness throughout pregnancy.
- Fetal and immediate neonatal assessment.
- Interact effectively and sensitively with patients, families, and health care teams in verbal and written presentations Acute and chronic conditions common in women’s general and reproductive health, including their diagnosis and treatment.
- Recognize the important role of patient education in the prevention and treatment of disease.
- Verbal Presentations: Organize a case presentation to accurately reflect the reason for the evaluation, the chronology of the history, the details of physical findings, the differential diagnosis, and the suggested initial evaluation. Include age-specific information and a precise description of physical findings. Justify the thought process that led to the diagnostic and therapeutic plan.
- Written Documentation: Document the independent clinical thinking of the student. When using templates, or their own prior documentation, students should carefully adjust the note to reflect newly completed work and to ensure the note is a useful addition to the medical record.
- From patients in more complex situations such as in the emergency and labor setting, collecting complete and accurate information and focusing appropriately.
- Describe how to modify the interview depending on the clinical situation—inpatient, outpatient, acute and routine settings.
- Physical Exams:
- Take complete and focused depending on indication and condition.
Clinical Problem Solving:
- Using data from history, physical, labs, and studies to define problems, develop a differential diagnosis, and identify associated risks.
Clinical Decision Making:
- Incorporating patient data with patient needs and desires when formulating diagnostic and therapeutic plans.
- Ability to conduct an evidence-based search surrounding a specific clinical question and to appropriately evaluate the literature to answer such questions.
- Recognize knowledge deficits and learning needs through a reflective self-assessment process, plan or seek assistance in remediation of knowledge deficits, develop key critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Seek feedback.
- Demonstrate compassion, empathy, and respect toward patients, including respect for the patient’s modesty, privacy, and confidentiality.
- Demonstrate communication skills with patients that convey respect, integrity, flexibility, sensitivity, and compassion.
- Demonstrate respect for patient attitudes, behaviors, and lifestyle, paying particular attention to cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic influences.
- Function as an effective member of the health care team, demonstrating collegiality and respect for all members of the health care team.
- Demonstrate a positive attitude and regard for education by demonstrating intellectual curiosity, initiative, honesty, responsibility, dedication to being prepared, maturity in soliciting, accepting, and acting on feedback, flexibility when differences of opinion arise, and reliability.
- Identify and explore personal strengths, weaknesses, and goals.