Major Clinical Year

Welcome to the Obstetrics and Gynecology clerkship at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons! The clerkship is a five-week clinical rotation undertaken during the major clinical year of study. Students are assigned to one of three sites – NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Roosevelt Hospital or Stamford Hospital. All three sites offer the benefits of a major teaching center with outstanding house officers and superb faculty many of whom are leading experts in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology.


Whether you have already matriculated at the College of Physicians and Surgeons or are still exploring your options, this website is designed to help outline the structure and objectives of the Obstetrics and Gynecology rotation as well as your responsibilities and educational opportunities within the clerkship.


Obstetrics and Gynecology is an extremely rewarding and diverse field of medicine. As a student on this rotation, our patients will allow you the privilege of sharing in some of the most intimate aspects of their lives – the birth of a child, the vulnerability of undergoing surgery and pelvic examinations, to name a few. You will be exposed to extensive and unique experiences in both clinical practice and academic research and will hopefully gain new insight into the exciting and challenging specialty of Obstetrics and Gynecology.


If I can be of assistance to you in any way, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Good luck!




Dara Matseoane-Peterssen, MD, MPH
Clerkship Director


Shree Chanchani, MD
Assistant Clerkship Director