OBST 7530: Gynecologic Oncology

Course Availability:   2017-2018   2018-2019

General Information

Course Director:  Peter Argenta

Course Coordinator:  Danielle Spizzirri, spizz003@umn.edu


MS Year:  MS3 or MS4

Periods offered:  All periods

Total credits (weeks):  4

Consent requirement:  None

Patient care:  Yes

Clinical site(s):  Students may be assigned to spend time at the following sites:

  • UMMC-Fairview, East Bank, 500 Harvard St, Minneapolis, MN 55455
  • Clinics and Surgery Center, Cancer Clinic, Floor 2, 909 Fulton St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
  • Methodist Hospital, 6500 Excelsior Blvd, St. Louis Park, MN 55426
  • Regions Hospital, 640 Jackson St., St. Paul, MN 55101

Required session attendance:  

Typical weekly schedule:  Students will be teamed with Resident on the Gyn Onc service.  They will round each morning Monday-Friday, then be assigned to OR, or 7C or clinic.  They will attend weekly didactic conference.  One weekend of call is required during the rotation.


Required or Elective:  Elective

Limited to student type:  No

Prerequisites:  Grade of either H or E in OBST 7500

Course equivalency:  None

Open to visiting students:  Yes


Discipline(s):  Obstetrics and Gynecology

Description:  This course focuses on the management of gynecologic oncology patients. Students will serve as junior interns, work-up cases and participate in rounds and case discussion conferences. It is recommended that students take this course in Periods SP3 or SP4 of year 3 or during year 4.

Course objectives:  This course will provide students with a full-time experience on the gynecologic oncology service. Students will become familiar with the problems, treatments and management of gynecologic oncology patients.


Graded components:

  • Clinical assessment by faculty
  • Gyn Onc Presentation

Grading scale:  H/E/S/N


An evaluation of the elective by the student will be set up in E*Value.


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