Medical Program

The Discipline of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology offers students the opportunity to learn in a rich and emotionally charged environment. Students are exposed to many exciting areas of practice and research spanning the years from prior to birth to old age.

Student clinical attachments are carried out at the following locations: Nepean Hospital, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Royal North Shore Hospital, Rural Clinical School (Dubbo and Orange), Westmead Hospital and Sydney Adventist Hospital. The content rich program includes student-facilitated Clinical Reasoning Sessions (CRSs), SCORPIOs (Structured, Clinical, Objective, Referenced, Problem-orientated, Integrated and Organised sessions) and small group workshops. Student participation is encouraged. Web-based materials are provided to support learning.

Clinical placements at ante-natal clinics and wards, post-natal wards, labour wards, operating theatres, neonatal nurseries, NICU and in doctors’ rooms form a major part of the rotation. Students have the opportunity to practice history taking, examination, procedures and giving information to patients in a supervised setting with constructive feedback and support from staff.

Underpinning the entire course is a commitment to evidence-based medicine and patient-centred practice.