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Women's Health

The subspecialty in Women's Health offers students in the Adult, Pediatric or Family specialty programs the opportunity to gain advanced knowledge and clinical skills in full-scope gynecology, and, per scope of practice, in antepartum/postpartum care as well. The subspecialty in women’s health provides a “program-within-a-program” educational opportunity to matriculate with a cohort of students with similar clinical interests, and every effort is made to match clinical experiences with student interests.


Course work and clinical rotations in women’s health settings will prepare women’s health subspecialty students to work in a variety of healthcare settings. These include both traditional primary care settings where they can additionally and confidently provide specialty women’s health services, or, alternatively, more specialized obstetric, fertility, gynecology, or family planning settings that serve women across the life cycle. Elective courses in LGBTQ Health and Disparities in Women’s Health offer a complement to the fundamentals of the required courses.


Please note that students who choose the Women's Health subspecialty are not eligible for certification or licensure as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, however, they do receive a CUSON certificate of completion at graduation.


The Program Director for the subspecialty in Women's Health is Adena Bargad, PhD, MSN, CNM.


The curriculum is provided to specify the academic requirements of the program. Please be advised that this program plan is a sample, and individual plans of study may vary and are reviewed and approved by the program director. Progression in the program is contingent upon meeting academic policies.