Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Hear directly from our learners!

"The clerkship directors and coordinator were easily accessible and gave great feedback. The faculty and residents LOVE their jobs and love encouraging students to consider OB/GYN as a career. Didactic sessions were excellent and relevant—phenomenally run clerkship."

"Tons to do, very fun and well organized, and I got lots of opportunities to participate in care - following patients, practicing skills in the OR, and helping out in the outpatient setting."

"Didactics were excellent, and the clerkship directors genuinely cared about our learning and the quality of our clinical experiences."

"Didactics were the best because they were applicable, interactive, and hybrid."

"I appreciate that Dr. Lawley, Dr. Tamakuwala, and Kelly want our feedback and are willing to improve the clerkship in all feasible ways. I appreciated how communicative and available they all were. I also appreciated how the different activities and lectures reinforced the information we were learning through fun and engaging activities."

"An amazing clerkship!"

Volunteer, Networking, and Advocacy Opportunities

Harriet Tubman Women’s Clinic

First-year students can apply to coordinate the clinic for all four years of medical school. Students of all levels can volunteer at clinic and help provide women’s health services to low-income and uninsured patients.

Med Students for Choice

The Emory Chapter of MSFC provides workshops, advocacy opportunities, and lectures to support access to reproductive care, including abortion care and contraception. There are also opportunities for regional and national leadership.

OB/GYN Interest Group

An interest group hosting informational and networking events for those interested in the field of OB/GYN.

WISER Podcast

The WISER podcast is produced by Emory students and residents. Students can apply to join the production team. It was started by Women In Surgery at Emory Residencies to celebrate the life stories of our surgeons and mentor the next generation of diverse, forward-thinking, problem-solving surgeon leaders.

Near Peer Educators

Fourth-year medical students can apply to participate as Near Peer Educators who work closely with the clerkship leadership team to help teach and train students on their clerkship. Teaching opportunities include suture and knot-tying workshops, working with M3 students on reading fetal heart tracings, and assisting with study strategies and mentorship while on the rotation.

Emory Decatur Labor Support Volunteers (EDLSV) Program

This program trains volunteers to assist and support laboring patients during their labor journey at Emory Decatur Hospital. All volunteers require an application process and subsequent training. This is an extraordinary opportunity to help care for our laboring patients during a 12-hour shift.

Marianne Ruby, MD Award

This award is intended to support a third- or fourth-year medical student in conducting research to advance knowledge and understanding of issues impacting women from menarche through menopause. The Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics is accepting research proposals in four broad priority areas.


Numerous local and national groups are looking for advocates on all levels. Several days during the year, you can participate in lobbying at the Georgia Capitol and in Washington, D.C. ACOG has an annual Congressional Leadership Conference, in addition to options closer to home through organizations such as the Georgia OBGyn Society, which participates in lobbying day at the capital.