Your Ob/Gyn Survival Guide: Tips and Tricks

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High yield resources and tips for your Ob/Gyn clerkship.

Youtube Playlist:


  • Netters
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology by Beckmann


  • Pimped App – Clinical questions to expect in the OR and on the wards
  • Uptodate
  • Epocrates
  • GoodRx
  • LactMed – medications safe in breastfeeding
  • ASCCP: Cervical cancer screening
  • CDC STI guidelines
  • ACOG app/website
  • OB Wheel or dating

Tips and Tricks:

  • Be Proactive—talk to students who just finished the rotation about ways to be helpful and the day to day logistics.
  • Expectations: Ask for them to be set at the beginning. Clarify as needed.
  • Be Self-sufficient, but ask for help when appropriate
  • Before leaving for the day, ask when you should come in to round, who to pre-round on and where to meet.
  • Once or twice a week ask for feedback when everyone has a down moment.

Labor and Delivery:

  1. Gs & Ps aka Gravity and Parity.
  2. Primes, multips
  3. Gestational age Preterm vs term