This page is meant to help students and residents alike in their different stages of learning. Whether you are interested in OB/GYN and planning on pursuing it, already committed to OB/GYN as a fourth year medical student or resident, or just trying to be successful on your clerkship rotation, there is something for you here!

If you are a third year medical student doing your clerkship we suggest you start with the How to Be Successful, Shelf Review, and Useful Reading tabs. When it comes time to study for your Shelf exam the Quizzes tab has some helpful review questions.

If you are a student interested in OB/GYN as a future specialty or a current OB/GYN resident, you should browse the rest of the site and check out our podcast page! We have curated educational websites, journal articles, videos, dot phrases, modules, and more to help you learn all things obstetrics and gynecology.


This site is one of several maintained by Howard Herrell, MD for educational purposes. You can follow him at howardisms.com where he posts articles OB/GYN and medicine related for all learners. Permission was gained for each presentation that appears from another author.

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