Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital & Pearl Tourville Women’s Pavilion

Artists rendering of the view of the Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital from the Ashley River

Visiting Students

UPDATED 3/1/2021: MUSC will allow visiting medical students to apply for in-person clinical rotations in some departments in the 2021-22 academic year.  The Obgyn department is unable to accept Visiting 4th year Students for academic year 2021-2022.  Please check the MUSC COM Visiting Student web page for updates. 

In accordance with the MUSC Visiting and Health Professions Students Policy the Ob/Gyn department is able to offer the following opportunities:

High School & Undergraduate Observers

  • Students who wish to shadow an obstetrician may do so in the hospital (Labor and Delivery) under the close supervision of a physician; we are unable to host observers in our outpatient clinics. Students are unable to participate in procedures, the operating room or have direct patient contact. Up to 3 days of observation may be approved.
  • Application process takes approximately 30 days to approve an application, review immunization records, and schedule a date for an experience.
  • We are only able to offer shadowing opportunities 2 weeks in June and December each year while our MUSC medical students are on break.

MUSC 1st & 2nd Year Medical Students

Please contact Andrea Shrader to schedule career exploration or shadowing hours on Labor & Delivery. FL-Explore dates will be available in March and May.

Visiting Fourth Year US Medical Students

**The Obgyn Department is unable to accept Visiting 4th year Students for academic year 2021-2022.  Check the course catalog in VSAS for other rotations offered at MUSC.

  • Our fourth year courses are each 4 weeks and are listed on Visiting Student Application Service VSAS.
  • Students must be fully-enrolled in a US, LCME-accredited medical school and in their final year of training
  • Applications must be submitted through VSAS. Applications are reviewed by the ObGyn Department, and are at the discretion of the College of Medicine Dean’s Office.
  • MUSC’s visiting student guidelines
  • The Obgyn department participates in the Underrepresented in Medicine Visiting Student Program.
  • If you have questions, please contact Andrea Shrader, Dept. of ObGyn or Christine Talbot-Bond College of Medicine.

Visiting Students & MUSC Students From Other Health Professions

  • The Ob/Gyn department is typically able to accept 1 student a semester from other health professions (MUSC or visiting) such as nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, and physicians assistants. MUSC University must meet the needs of MUSC students before considering outside student's requests. 
  • Per the College of Medicine Visiting Student Policy, the college where the student resides will pay the MUSC College of Medicine a fee per student per student week.
  • If you have additional questions, please contact Andrea Shrader. Applications require approval from the MUSC College of Medicine and MUSC HR.

Andrea Shrader
843-792-1241
shradera@musc.edu