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Obstetrical Medicine at McGill

Medical Obstetrics is a new and growing field of Internal Medicine dealing with medical issues in pregnancy. The McGill system is unique in Quebec as you will have exposure to Medical Obstetrics clinics in GIM as well as a number of subspecialties. Maximizing clinical exposure to pregnant patients is critical, as developing a clinical acumen will make your readings much more relevant and applicable. This rotation is truly a McGill experience, with clinics available at the RVH, JGH and St. Mary`s hospitals.

Basic rotation expectations :

  • Presence at all clinics with exceptions for GIM clinic and teaching schedules. A template of your month needs to be provided to me the week prior to the rotation in order to iron out conflicts or changes in schedule.
  • Reading of core subjects as well as case-based subjects. Reading materials will be discussed with you.
  • 45 minute case-based presentation the last week of the rotation. We will invite the other GIM fellows to be present if desired.
  • Development of a reading list on a designated topic, to be discussed with Dr. Opatrny

Some topic-specific objectives are available in the GIM curriculum.

I am expecting to receive educational materials to lend you by the autumn of 2010.


Lucie Opatrny MD, MSc, FRCPC