Welcome to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
We provide medical students with hands-on teaching and clinical experience in the reproductive and general preventive areas of women's health.
Our educational experiences focus on patient encounters, extensive didactic materials, interactive case-based discussions with faculty, and clinical rotations that develop clinical skills and reasoning. Electives are available for both research and clinical experiences across the state of South Dakota including:
- General Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Research in Obgyn I & II
- Reproductive Endocrinology
- Gynecologic Oncology
- Urogynecology & Pelvic Medicine
- Sub-Internship Experiences
Dr. Laurie and Col. Neal Landeen Family Scholarship
Dr. C. Rodney and Virginia L. Stoltz Memorial Scholarship
This annual scholarship is for a student beginning his or her junior or senior year at the Sanford School of Medicine who has a specific interest in or aptitude for obstetrics and gynecology. The recipient should have a good academic record and financial need, with preference given to South Dakota high school graduates.
Student Interest Group
Our Obgyn interest group hosts multiple events including journal club at local restaurants, networking nights to connect with doctors and other students, and Obgyn focus groups.
Students have the opportunity to attend conferences with the support of the department including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Clinical & Scientific Meeting. These provide an excellent opportunity for networking, presenting, and learning from others committed to providing exceptional obstetric and gynecologic care.
- Diagnosing health disparities in the state
- Assessing HPV in American Indian women
- Studying the physiological genomics and signal transduction in the ovary
At USD SSOM we focus on practical training. After completing the first pillar of didactic learning students enroll in our one-year integrated clerkship that puts them in real-world clinics and hospitals. Students build on these core competencies to complete their medical education with in-depth rotations and electives in their chosen specialties.
With annual class sizes limited to 71 our students get the chance to receive one-on-one mentoring directly from faculty that prepares them for the match process and the next step on the medical journey.