The Vanderbilt Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology offers both an OB-Gyn Core Clerkship and specialized 4th Year Visiting Student Clerkships.

OB-Gyn Core Clerkship

The OB-Gyn Core Clerkship is a 6-week introductory course that involves a wide breadth of exposure to the discipline of obstetrics and gynecology. The students spend approximately 2 weeks each on obstetrics, gynecology and in the outpatient setting. Through these learning opportunities, they learn about both high risk and low risk obstetrics, genetics, ultrasound, colposcopy, urogynecology, gynecologic oncology and outpatient gynecology. Most students spend their entire 6 weeks at VUMC, but a few travel to Northcrest and Cool Springs to be involved in a community setting. During the clerkship, all students are part of a faculty seminar group where written assignments and history and physicals are reviewed and patient cases are discussed on a weekly basis.

Charles Rush, MD
Clerkship Director

Erin Fairbrother, MD and Barry Grimm, DO
Assistant Clerkship Director

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vanderbilt University Medical School
1161 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37232

Please direct any of your questions or concerns to Sarah Johnson, the Obstetrics and Gynecology Medical Student Clerkship Coordinator, via email at or by phone at 615-343-8832.


4th Year Visiting Medical Student Clerkships

We are pleased to accept both allopathic and osteopathic students as visiting students in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  If you are interested in a fourth-year elective with us, you must apply formally through the AAMC VSLO program which will open to applications on April 15, 2021. 

Information on the visiting students program can be found at

We are closely following the AAMC's guidance on visiting students for fall of 2021.  We will offer visiting positions August 2021 through November 2021 in the following fourth-year courses only:
OBGN 5630 - Maternal Fetal Medicine
OBGN 5655 - Gynecologic Oncology
OBGN 5660 - Female Pelvic Medicine/Reconstructive Surgery
OBGN 5665 - Operative Gynecology

You can learn more about each course at

Official notification/offer dates for rotations will be:
May 17 for August (8/2-8/27)
June 7 for September (8/30-9/24)
July 5 for October (9/27-10/22)
August 2 for November (10/25-11/19)