Obstetrics & Gynecology Interest Group (OB/GYN IG)

Welcome to the Obstetrics & Gynecology Interest Group Page!

Mission Statement
The mission of the OB/GYN interest group is to foster an interest in the field of OB/GYN through shadowing and mentoring opportunities, attending professional conferences, simulation and clinical skills workshops, and networking with residents and physicians in the field.

If you are interested in Obstetrics and Gynecology or any of the OB/GYN subspecialties, do not hesitate to contact group leaders for more information and opportunities!

Club Leadership
Merry Berhe, MS2

Kaitlyn Oelkers, MS2

Samantha Taylor, MS2

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Maria Manriquez MD, FACOG

Pathway Scholars Program Director,
ACOG Arizona Section Chair,
University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix

Associated Website
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
Free medical student membership!

Club Activities 2018

March 2018 - Women's Health Week
    Join us for a week of events in celebration of International Women's Day on March 8th. Potential talks include an OB/GYN subspecialty panel, refugee women's health, and other reproductive health topics. Details TBD.

April 2018 - OB/GYN Residency Panel
    Hear from current residents about the application and Match process.

August 2018 - OB/GYN Social
   Join us for a casual mixer that gives you a chance to meet with current OB/GYN IG leadership, faculty, and physicians and learn more about the field of obstetrics and gynecology!

September 2018 - Reproductive Skills Night
    Stay tuned for details about our upcoming simulation night where you have the opportunity to learn various clinical skills, such as vaginal deliveries, IUD insertions, gynecological exam and more.

Past OB/GYN IG Events

March 2017 - Women's Health Week
    Sustainable Global Health: The Implications of Brain Drain on Women's Health in Cameroon - Dr. Michael Brady, OB/GYN

    Reproductive Rights Advocacy - Kelley Dupps, Public Policy Manager at Planned Parenthood

    Breast Cancer Research - Dr. Sue Kim, PhD

    Careers in OB/GYN - Dr. Chambliss, Maternal Fetal Medicine; Dr. MacArthur, OB/GYN hospitalist; Dr. Malik, Female Pelvic and Reconstructive Surgery; Dr. Taylor, Family Planning;

December 2016 - Reproductive Skills Night
    Simulation event co-hosted with Medical Students for Choice. OB/GYN residents assisted in teaching medical students IUD insertions, breast cyst aspirations, and other clinical skills.

October 2016 - Annual Breast Cancer Walk
    Making Strides Against Breast Cancer at Tempe Beach Park

April 2016 - OB/GYN Across the Border
    Lunch talk with Dr. Maria Manriquez on her trip to China as part of the "No Pain Labor and Delivery" global health initiative in December 2015, which introduced Chinese physicians, anesthesiologists, and patients to epidural anesthesia during delivery.

March 2016 - Women's Health Week
    Women's Health Under the Microscope - Dr. Fischione

    Sex Talk - Dr. Sharon Thompson, Harvard Brigham and Women's         Residency Program

    Dinner Talk - Dr. Linda Chambliss, Maternal Fetal Medicine

    OB/GYN Subspecialty Panel - Dr. Bradley Monk, Gyn/Oncology; Dr. Maria Castellanos, Minimally Invasive Surgery; Dr. Paul Isaacson, Family Planning;