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Elective Title: 84YF733 — PREGNANCY AND BIRTH CARE


The students will participate in the provision of inpatient care and deliveries for pregnant women, plus newborn care for their babies, including circumcisions. They will participate in teaching rounds, the OB conferences in the Family Practice Center as well as other resident conferences. There will be an ample opportunity to do pelvic exams and participate in deliveries. Call is flexible but some call is required.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Heather LeBrun (heather.lebrun@indstate.edu)

Director: Kathleen Coutinho, M.D.

Campus: Terre Haute

Location: Union Hospital (Terre Haute)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Assess laboring and postpartum patients (PC1)
  • 2) Evaluate and treat patients with common obstetric and gynecologic complaints (PC1)
  • 3) Create a patient care plan, demonstrating an understanding of the problem, physiology behind the problem, and research the problem for evidence based care ((MK4)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Observation, Oral presentation, and Discussion with faculty).

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status; 3rd year OB clerkship must be completed

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40 Labor/Delivery if needed.

Time Distribution: 75% Clinical; 10% Lecture/Seminar; 15% Library

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Heather LeBrun (heather.lebrun@indstate.edu) THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH Must check with Clinical Coordinator, Heather LeBrun , for availability at (heather.lebrun@indstate.edu), 812-237-8763.

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: Yes

Skills Description: Union Hospital Family Medicine Residents and Indiana State University Nursing

Service Learning Included: None