High Risk Obstetrics and Ultrasonography – Clinical Elective (M4)

High-Risk Obstetrics and Ultrasonography is a clinical elective which immerses senior medical students into Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Students will spend time at our Maternal-Fetal Medicine clinic, which is called the Maternal-Fetal Care Center, at Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin along with one day per week at Ascension | St. Joseph’s Hospital. Students work closely alongside Maternal-Fetal Medicine attendings, fellows, residents, a high risk obstetric midwife and a nurse practitioner. While on service, students are invited to attend the regularly scheduled OBGYN Wednesday conferences and are expected to attend morning rounds on hospitalized antepartum obstetric patients with OB residents and Maternal-Fetal Medicine attendings and fellows at Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin. Students are required to present an oral evidence based medicine presentation to Froedtert clinic faculty and staff.

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  • Develop skills necessary to care for high-risk obstetric patients in the inpatient/outpatient setting
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of obstetric ultrasonography and begin to develop basic ultrasound skills
  • Actively participate in the educational activities of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Describe the effects of various medical conditions on pregnancy and the effects of pregnancy on medical conditions including: diabetes, hypertension, and blood disorders.

Course Director

Palatnik, Anna, MD

Palatnik, Anna, MD

Assistant Professor
  • Time off policies: Please contact the clerkship coordinator with specific time off requests.
  • Night Call: Students will have the option of participating in night call.
  • First Day: Students are asked to contact the clerkship coordinator for specific time and location for their first day.

Course Contacts

cbKelly Winum
Education Program Coordinator
414.805.7856 / Email

Visting Students: Contact the Registrar’s Office | Email