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Obstetrics and Gynecology Interest Group

Obstetrics & Gynecology Interest Group


Student Leadership

Lily Brouwer
Maedot Haymete
Marie Rhoads

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Jaclyn Nunziato
Dr. Anita Register

Note: contact information for student leaders and faculty mentors is available for current students only.  

Social Media

Instagram: @vtc_obsig 

We are a group of students interested in Obstetrics and Gynecology! Our objectives are for medical students to gain an understanding of what is involved in a career as an Ob/Gyn, to improve women’s health curriculum at medical schools through faculty and student advocacy, and for students to learn concepts in women’s health issues related to wellness, health maintenance, and disease prevention.

We aim to promote clinical skills in women’s health, raise awareness of gender differences in health issues, and increase women’s health advocacy within medical schools and communities.

Events include

  • Meet and Greets with experts in the field
  • Practicing skills at the SIM Center (Breast and Pelvic Exams, Suturing, and Vaginal Delivery)
  • A “Bleeding Love” menstrual product drive
  • Infertility Week Awareness & Fundraiser

Black Maternal Health Panel

In October, 2022, the OBGYN special interest group hosted a panel concerning black maternal health. Panelists included: 

  • Michele Deramo, PhD, associate vice provost of diversity education and engagement at VT
  • Breana Turner, PhD student with black maternal health research interests
  • Alicia Cohen, director of intercultural engagement center at VT
  • Brittany Howell, PhD, assistant professor of human development and family science at VT
  • Natalie Cook, PhD, assistant professor of public health at VT
  • Monique Ingram, human sexuality educator at planned parenthood
  • Moderated by Jaclyn Nunziato, MD, OBGYN faculty member at VTCSOM
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