Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Medical Students

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology offers Thomas Jefferson University medical students a six week clerkship in their third year of medical school.  Students will rotate through Obstetrics and Gynecology with both inpatient and outpatient experiences.  The rotation may include Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and Gynecologic Oncology.

The Department offers fourth year electives to students who are interested in applying to residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology.  Current electives include Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecologic Oncology, Inpatient and Outpatient Maternal Fetal Medicine, and Research.   We also offer two sub-internships which can be used to fulfill the TJU medical school requirement.  The Outpatient Sub-Internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology meets at Jefferson and includes both general and sub-specialty experiences in an outpatient setting.  The Inpatient Sub-internship is run though the Gynecologic Oncology division at Lankenau Hospital.   All fourth year rotations are four weeks.    Students from other institutions are welcome to complete fourth year rotations at Jefferson.  Interested students should contact Diana Brooks for information, availability, and application.  Please note that completion of a fourth year rotation is not a requirement for residency application.

Physicians in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology participate in the preclinical curriculum for medical students through the COPP program which allows first year medical students to shadow physicians either in their clinical office or on Labor and Delivery.  Faculty also participate in the ICM small group curriculum for our first year medical students and teach the Reproductive section for the Foundation of Clinical Medicine for the second year students. 

Students in both clinical and pre-clinical years are welcome to volunteer in the department through two different programs.  The JeffMoms program allows first year medical students to follow a pregnant woman through her prenatal care and provide support during her delivery.  Students may also participate in our student research program which includes didactics in research design and completion, and mentored research projects. 

For further information about these rotations and experiences, contact:

Katherine Lackritz, MD
Department of OB/GYN
(215) 955-9240

Diana Brooks
Department of OB/GYN
(215) 955-1085