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Benign Gynecology Acting Internship

Director:   James Gebhardt, MD

Location:  Baystate Medical Center, 3400 Main Street, Springfield, MA


The goals of the Benign Gynecology Acting Internship are to:

  • broaden the student’s clinical experience in gynecology, including exposure to both inpatient and ambulatory settings;
  • include the student as an integral member in the patient-care team, including active participation in gynecologic surgical procedures;
  • improve the student’s patient care skills, including the ability to perform proper and complete histories and physical exams, formulate differential diagnoses, and make clinical decisions;
  • improve the student’s surgical skills.


The student will be able to…

  • Obtain a pertinent history with emphasis on women’s health issues, and perform a competent physical examination including speculum exam, wet prep, bimanual, and rectovaginal exam;
  • Develop differential diagnoses, pursue an appropriate plan to refine the diagnosis, and develop an evidence-based treatment plan;
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing;
  • Function as the first assistant during gynecologic surgical procedures.


Course Number





4 weeks


Hours per Week





Night Call/Weekends






1 student per Block


Alternate Dates



Yes, at discretion of

the Director







On-Campus Housing


Available on a first-come, first-served basis

  Prerequisite: MUST be applying to Ob/Gyn residency. Successful completion of Medicine and Ob-Gyn Clerkships.


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