Oral Examination Preparation

Oral Examination Schedule - pdf by email

During the last week of the course, each student is expected to pass a 30 minute oral exam given by one of the faculty members. This exam is designed to assess the student's knowledge base and ability to articulate appropriate decisions in patient management.  From a series of patient care scenarios, each student will be given one obstetric, one gynecologic and one wild card case to discuss. The wild card case will be oncology, endocrine or high risk obstetrics. 

Guidelines for Oral Examination

  • Wear your pager and make sure it is turned on. In the event that your oral exam is moved to another place/time this will allow us to contact you in advance.

  • Dress appropriately, preferably not in scrubs.

  • BE PROMPT - arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled exam time. If you do not know how to get to the office where your exam is scheduled, call the Educational Office at 975-0721 for directions at least 1 day prior to your exam.

  • The field of expertise of the faculty member is not related to the oral exam questions you will be asked. The questions are pre-selected by the Clerkship Director.

  • You may take a blank pad & pen or pencil in with you. This may help you in remembering what information has been asked of you.

  • Notify your resident, faculty, or nurse midwife/practitioner when your oral exam is scheduled. They will excuse you from the service to take the exam. You are expected to return to your service as soon as you have completed your Oral Exam.

If you have any questions, please contact Christy Willis in the Educational Office at 975-0721.