UW Obstetrics and Gynecology
Educating the next generation of leaders

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is committed to cultivating the next generation of leaders in women’s health. To that end, our department engages third- and fourth-year medical students in various opportunities to achieve this goal.

4th Year Electives

Many opportunities exist for fourth year medical students to further their education in Women’s Health including rotations in High Risk Obstetrics, Gynecologic Oncology, and Benign Gynecology/UroGynecology. Additionally, there are opportunities for independent reading and research. Research plans approved by a department faculty member must be in place before the elective is started. Most electives are 4 weeks in duration. For more information contact Janet Short, jmshort@wisc.edu.

Visiting Students

The Department offers fourth-year electives to visiting medical students during the months of October through December in High Risk Obstetrics, Gynecologic Oncology, and Benign Gynecology/Urogynecology. These four-week rotations are approved and competitively arranged by the Department.

Application Process

Interested students may submit their application via the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) opening April 28, 2017. You need to submit the following items within VSAS:

  • USLME 1 Score documentation
  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation from a preceptor addressing professionalism and clinical skills (please have preceptor send directly to jmshort@wisc.edu).

Contact Information


Kathy Stewart, MD
Clerkship Director
(608) 417-6099

John Street, PhD
Education Program Manager
Meriter Hospital - 5 East
(608) 417-7906

Janet Short
Clerkship Coordinator
Meriter Hospital - 5 East
(608) 417-7909