Women's Health Services for Medical Students
NYU School of Medicine’s Student Health Service offers medical students comprehensive gynecological care by appointment, including the following:
- women’s health exams, including breast cancer screening
- screening and counseling for sexually transmitted infections
- cervical cancer screening
- contraceptive management
- diagnosis and treatment of vulvovaginal disorders
Women’s Health Exams
A women’s health exam may include a pelvic exam and a Pap test, a method of screening for cervical cancer that involves collecting cells to detect irregularities.
To prepare for your appointment, schedule your exam for a time when you won’t have your period, make a list of any medications you are taking, and gather any relevant medical records or previous test results, including abnormal Pap test results. Avoid having sex or using tampons for at least one day before the exam and douching or using vaginal medications for at least two.
When you arrive for your appointment, a healthcare provider discusses your medical history with you and any concerns you have before performing a physical exam.
During the exam, your healthcare provider performs a clinical breast exam to check for abnormalities that require further evaluation.
Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
Your healthcare provider determines if a pelvic exam is necessary based on your age and medical history. At this time, any necessary screening, such as the Pap test or blood test for HIV infection, or if you request it, another sexually transmitted infection screening, is performed.
Test results are not available immediately. We contact you only if a test result is abnormal, typically within two weeks of your appointment.
If you are interested, your healthcare provider can discuss birth control pills and other methods of contraception during your exam. These may include the following:
- oral contraceptive pills (the pill)
- vaginal ring
- intrauterine device
Other Women’s Health Conditions
Women can also receive treatment for yeast infections, chronic vaginitis, bacterial vaginosis, and other vulvovaginal disorders.
Make an Appointment
To schedule an appointment, call our office at 212-263-5489. We are located at 334 East 25th Street, suite 103.