Additional Links, Reading Information

Here are some suggestions for improving your knowledge base. We certainly do not expect you to read all of these. You will need access to a solid general ob/gyn text to read about topics. Some students choose a separate book, i.e. one with practice questions, for studying for the NBME exam. Check with your individual sites regarding availability of resources for borrowing. Talk with your residents and clerkship directors regarding other tips for increasing your mastery of obstetrics and gynecology.

Useful Links

American Congress of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG)

Medical Student Page provides useful resources for students as well as information on pursuing a residency and career in ob/gyn. 
Medical Student Application is quick to fill out and provides access to many of the benefits of ACOG as a medical student member.  Best of all, it's free.

Association of Professors in Gynecology & Obstetrics (APGO)

Medical Student Resource Page provides a wide range of resources for medical students.  Some are accessible without a membership.  Many of the most important ones are linked elsewhere on our website.
The OB-GYN Clerkship:  Your Guide to Success provides tips on how to be an effective medical student.  Many of the suggestions listed are useful for any rotation.
Practical tools for the clerkship (an excerpt from The OB-GYN Clerkship:  Your Guide to Success) includes sample L&D admission note, delivery note, operative note, postpartum note, GYN history and physical, admission orders, commonly used abbreviations and a Spanish primer.

Additional Resources:

These were written by previous UNC OB/GYN residents to assist clerkship students during their rotation.

Spanish Survival Guide
Student Survival Guide

Suggested Books

For general reading:

Obstetrics and Gynecology, 7th edition, (2014)
Charles RB Beckmann, Frank W Ling, William NP Herbert et al

Hacker and Moore's Essentials of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 5th edition (2009)
Neville F Hacker, Joseph C Gambone, Calvin J Hobel

For reviewing or cramming:

Case Files Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2nd edition (2006)
Eugene Toy, Benton Baker III, Patti Ross, and Larry Gilstrap

Blueprints Obstetrics and Gynecology (2008)
Tamara L Callahan, Aaron B Caughey

For carrying around in your pocket:

Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility:  Handbook for Clinicians, 6th edition
John D Gordon, Jan Rydfors, Maurice Druzin, Yona Tadir, Yasser El-Sayed, John Chan, Dan Lebovic, Elizabeth Langen, Katherine Fuh

Managing Contraception:  For Your Pocket (2007-2009)
Mimi Zieman, Robert A Hatcher, Carrie Cwiak, Philip D Darney, Mitchell D Creinin, Harriet R Stosur

Obstetrics and Gynecology Recall (2007)
F John Bourgeois, Megan J Bray, Catherine H Matthews