Optional Enrichment Electives

Maternal Child Health (OE 900)

This is an elective for CCE “clerks” taking Care of the Family. The focus of the clerkship is to provide you with an introductory understanding of some of the medical, psychosocial, ethical, and societal problems that face parents, infants, and the community. In addition to the "content" areas we are excited about the opportunity to explore issues around the physician-patient relationship and the feelings this engenders.

Students will be assigned to a woman in her third trimester of pregnancy. Responsibilities include:

Attending all seminars from 4-7PM once a week during 11 of the 15 weeks of the Block. During most seminars we will have guest faculty and a patient on the following topics:

  1. Substance abuse
  2. Neonatal loss
  3. Disabilities
  4. HIV
  5. Neonatal Loss
  6. Teen pregnancy
  7. Psychiatric disorders in pregnant and postpartum women

Taking “call” where your patient can call you for any questions. (You will have very close back-up)

Attending roughly weekly visits with your patient to the OB provider and once the baby is born, with the Pediatric provider.

Deliver the baby (not by yourself)

For further information please contact:

Scott.Wellman@umassmed.edu 

Debra.Papa@umassmemorial.org 
Mary.Gamache@umassmemorial.org
Chris.McGrain@umassmemorial.org

Pre-Requisite
OB