Units:2.0 - 12.0
Recommended Prerequisite: Fourth year medical students only.
The goal of this elective is to familiarize the student with the field of perinatal medicine. The student will gain experience in genetic counseling and diagnosis and antepartum assessment of fetal well-being and maturity. Outpatient antepartum care of the high-risk pregnant patients including conditions such as Rh sensitization, diabetes mellitus, and hypertensive diseases of pregnancy will be covered. The student will also gain experience in inpatient management and high-risk patients, both in Labor and Delivery and on the inpatient ward. The student will be required to select and present one patient weekly to the perinatal division.