Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

About the Program

Formal exposure to the discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is provided in the second year of medical school as a three week course of study within the Mechanisms, Manifestations and Management of Disease (MMMD) course involving lectures, seminars and problem-based learning tutorials on basic topics frequently encountered in Women’s Health. In third year of medical school, our Department provides a 6-week core clinical rotation in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, one of several rotations offered through the Faculty of Medicine, where each student will participate in a variety of outpatient and inpatient Women’s Healthcare activities at one of the University-affiliated teaching hospitals and ambulatory care centres. Formal teaching will be provided through a series of seminars and complemented by an obstetrics and gynaecology syllabus.

In addition to covering areas of general Obstetrics and Gynaecology, some hospitals may provide informal teaching in specialty areas such as high-risk pregnancy, infertility, endocrinology, and oncology. Students may also have some exposure to antenatal genetics, neonatal intensive care, ultrasound, colposcopy, and paediatric gynaecology.

For more information about the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Course, please click here.

The following is a list of OBGYN seminars offered to undergraduate medical students: 

  • Antepartum Care
  • Intrapartum Care
  • Postpartum Care
  • Pregnancy and Hypertension
  • Medical Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Antepartum and Postpartum Haemorrhage
  • Abnormal Labour and Obstetrical Emergencies
  • Preterm Labour & PPROM
  • Fetal Complications
  • Vulvar and Vaginal Disease and Lower Genital Tract STI's
  • Upper Genital Tract STI's and Acute Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Early Pregnancy Complications
  • Infertility and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
  • Menstrual Abnormalities in Premenopausal Women
  • Contracepton and Pregnancy Termination
  • Preinvasive & Invasive Disease of the Lower Genital Tract
  • Pelvic Masses - Benign and Malignant Ovarian Neoplasms
  • Postmenopausal Bleeding and Endometrial Cancer
  • Menopause and Urogential Aging

By clicking on each of the following, you can find additional information on the University of Toronto's Medical School, academies, awardspre-clerkship years 1 and 2, as well as clerkship years 3 and 4. 

Year 3 clerks scheduled for an Obstetrics and Gynaecology rotation will have access to our website, powered by the "Blackboard" software. This website will provide you with current scheduling and curriculum information. You will find the seminar syllabus, rotation schedules, evaluation form templates, curriculum information, specialized exam guidelines, important dates, and research links and journal articles.