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High Risk Obstetrics Elective

Director: Corina Schoen, MD

Location: Baystate Medical Center, 759 Chestnut Street, Springfield, MA


This elective is for the fourth year student choosing a residency in obstetrics & gynecology.  The student is expected to function as an integral member of the high-risk team managing women with a complicated pregnancy.


The student will...

  • attend daily rounds and high risk obstetrics clinic.
  • perform the initial history and physical with assessment and plan.
  • present patients at rounds and write the daily progress note.
  • participate in or observe high-risk deliveries, obstetrical procedures (e.g. cerclage) and fetal ultrasound.
  • Perform an in-depth review and presentation of a specific relevant clinical topic as assigned to each student during the course of the rotation.

Course Number



4 weeks

Hours per Week


Night Call/Weekends



1 student per Block

Alternate Dates

Yes, at the discretion of the Director



On-Campus Housing

Available on a first-come, first-served basis

Prerequisites: This elective is ONLY open to students applying for residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Successful completion of Medicine and Ob-Gyn Clerkships and prior completion of at least one elective in Obstetrics & Gynecology is mandatory.

If you would like to apply for this elective, please refer to Application Process.