Welcome to The Hub – Obstetrics and Gynaecology, the online study guide for the third year medicine clerkship course in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Toronto (U of T).

This online interactive tool was created in response to the student need for up to date, relevant and distilled resources to use for clinical reference and study during their Obstetrics and Gynaecology rotation.  This resource contains most essential topics that a clinical clerk is expected to encounter during their six-week rotation.  For each topic there may be cases, videos, images, articles, guidelines and useful patient resources to use for learning purposes.

This resource should not be the sole source of study for the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Clerkship Exam at U of T.  This is not an all-encompassing syllabus, but a study-guide for essential topics during the clerkship rotation.  Please use other sources to fully prepare for the examination.  For particulars about the course OBS310Y, or copies of seminar notes, please refer to Blackboard.


All content that is referenced in the website other than videos, images and visual aids will come from peer-reviewed journals.  Each of these articles/guidelines will be posted after copyright is obtained.

Each topic on the website will be reviewed annually by at least one faculty member from the University of Toronto Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.  External proposals for additions or changes of content will be categorized into: 1) Additions or changes to existing topics or 2) New topics.  Suggestions for additions or changes to existing topics can be submitted via the website under the Contact tab.  This will go to the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Undergraduate Medical Education Committee for review.  The Obstetrics and Gynaecology Undergraduate Committee with the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Clerkship Director as Chair, is ultimately responsible for the content of the website.


Each link on the website will be checked to make sure they are working by the Clerkship and Communications Assistant on a semi-annual basis or more often if necessary.

Process for Communication of Changes/Additions in Content

The website will indicate when the most recent and upcoming review will be for that content area. The process for submitting changes/additions will be made clear on the About tab on the website.


The website is owned by the Undergraduate Committee of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the U of T.


We would like to acknowledge Michaela Mayer, Kaitlyn Carson and Dr. Rajiv Shah for their work in the creation of the Hub.  The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology would also like to acknowledge Noelle Ma and Dr. Marcus Law for their assistance with the Hub.


Rajiv R. Shah, MD MSc FRCSC
Director, Undergraduate Medical Education
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Faculty of Medicine
University of Toronto

Assistant Professor
Director of Preclerkship Renewal and Director of Academic Innovation
Undergraduate Medical Education
Faculty of Medicine
University of Toronto

The contact for the ObGyn Hub will be:
Jeannette Moniz
Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto