ob-gyn

  1. T

    What does the typical attending schedule looks like through the week?

    To preface this whole conversation, I know this will vary from group to group and you can choose between what you want to do, get paid, and live. I've been asking around a lot and talking to various OB's but not a large sample or in depth and I haven't found a whole lot on reddit or sdn so I'll...
  2. S

    FM with OB—still possible?

    Hello everyone! I’m a second year FM resident. My main interests include, OB, peds, Derm, inpatient medicine, and possibly some EM. My ideal job would be inpatient medicine and inpatient OB coverage but I realize in order to do OB as a FM doc I’ll have to do some clinic too, though I don’t...
  3. shinsoochoo

    Optimal Second Question Bank for OB Shelf?

    For those who did well on OB, what secondary question bank would you recommend? I hadn't heard great things about UWISE for the shelf exam, and I hadn't heard much about AMBOSS for OBGYN. Case Files is another option as well. I will definitely do incorrects and run through UWORLD again if I have...
  4. S

    Ob/Gyn Hospitalist and Residency interviewer, had 2 babies in residency Ask Me Anything!

    I'm a practicing Ob attending, interview residency candidates, and teach medical students. I also had 2 babies during my OB residency! I'm happy to answer any questions you might have about Med school, residency, family life. Comment here or PM me!
  5. MyCherie

    OB/Gyn + anatomy terminology question: “uterine opening vs cervix”

    Hello, I’ve come across a small discussion in which someone used the term “uterine opening” in an educational post online re: checking cervical dilation, and I noticed 3 people “correct” them to say “cervix” instead. My question: is cervix more correct than uterine opening? In my opinion, If...
  6. A

    BioEngineering Student Asking About Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) Training

    Hello all, I am a BioEngineering Student, and I am currently doing a Senior Capstone Project on Chorionic Villus Sampling. My team and I have been researching and interviewing various doctors about the procedure and how residents and medical students often train for it. However, we would...
  7. ugagrad1116

    Torn Between Specialties

    So I am a third year medical student trying to decide what specialty to choose. I originally thought I wanted to do OB-gyn and have officially declared that because my school makes you declare around this time. But I'm torn between OB-gyn and something more surgical. Reasons I had chosen...
  8. D

    Do I Have A Chance To Match At Stanford OB/GYN With Sub-Par Step 1?

    I got my score back recently, and ended up with a 222, which was significantly lower than I wanted. So now I'm stressed, because it's already lower than the national average, not to mention an Ivy-League standard. I did well on my OB/GYN rotation and got strong comments. I haven't started...
  9. mr.mkitty

    Looking towards residency application

    Just wanted to get the opinion of those who know better than I with regards to making sure I allow myself a shot at getting into a solid Obgyn residency. Thanks in advance to anyone that cares to throw their hat into the ring of advising! I'm a male student with a 255+ on Step 1 looking at...
  10. C

    Position Wanted PGY-3 OB/GYN vacancy

    Hi everybody! I'm currently a PGY-2 in an OB/GYN residency program. Because of budget issues and a low census, our site is closing so I'm looking for programs with PGY-3 vacancies. If anyone knows or hears of any vacancies please hit me up! :D NB- The list on CREOG clearinghouse hasn't been...
  11. C

    PGY-3 OB/GYN

    Hi everybody! I'm a PGY-2 OB/GYN resident looking for programs with vacancies for the upcoming year (starting on or after 7/1/18). Our training site is closing for budget reasons and due to low census. If you hear anything about a PGY-3 vacant position available for an OB/GYN residency hit me...
  12. R

    OBGYN Rotation and Shelf - advice.

    Anyone have tips/suggestions on how to do well on Ob/Gyn rotation? Any essential resources for the shelf? Anyone have useful tips for how to be helpful on L&D/in clinic/GynOnc service? I also don't know what roles midwives have on the team... can anyone explain to me what the difference between...
  13. B

    EM and OBGYN combined... is it possible?

    I knew a couple doctors who would rotated working in the ER with working up on the floor (mostly IM). But I've yet to see an ER/OF GUN mix. Is it even possible? And if so, how do I get there?
  14. Piglet2020

    Case Study - Disrupted Menstrual Cycle

    1) Is it possible for a woman to never have a menstrual cycle? 2) In a separate case, what could cause 1-2 missed periods (and counting) for a relatively healthy young woman who is not pregnant? (No other symptoms)
  15. H

    Before you start your OBGYN rotation

    Looking for feedback on my first youtube video. There aren't a lot of med youtubers so I thought I'd give it a shot. Let me know if you guys have any suggestions
  16. P

    Chances of matching into an academic Ob/gyn program

    Hello everyone. So I've seen quite a few people posting about their chances of matching into their desired specialty but I haven't quite seen someone in my situation. So I come from a pretty small medical school in the midwest, not top 40. I got a 224 on the USMLE Step 1 in June of 2017...
  17. K

    St. Mary's Hospital (Imperial) or Guy's Hospital (King's) for elective?

    Hey guys. I'm a med student from NZ who has just got a yes from both Imperial College and King's College for my final year elective. I am not trying to decide where to go! The electives are Gen Surg in St. Mary's Hospital or or O & G in Guy's Hospital. I would really like a plcae with nice...
  18. L

    Eligibility to write ABOG for Canadian-trained Ob/Gyn?

    I'm a PGY5 in a Canadian Ob/Gyn residency program, planning to write/sit the Royal College Canadian exams in May 2018. I'm a Canadian and all of my training has been in Canada. I've passed the MCCQE1 & 2 and of course I'll hope to be an FRCSC next year. But more and more (like many Canadian...
  19. C

    Wish I was starting another year too

    Really wish I was starting another year in OB/GYN residency training with everyone else.
  20. C

    Position Wanted Still hunting

    Hi y'all, So here's my story. I was let go from my OB/GYN residency program after completing 2 years in good standing. I had family issues that kept me from studying successfully for USMLE Step 3 and didn't pass it within 3 attempts at the time I was in the program. A year has gone by and I...
  21. iamironman

    Which books you guys recommend to use during Internal medicine, pediatrics and ObGyn rotations?

    In 3rd and 4th year what resources should I use to nail the wards and also the boards/CK? Which are clinical books most important to get the most out of rotations? My rotations are going to start soon so a bit worried about this.
  22. N

    Medical Students/Doctors with PCOS

    I was wondering if there are any current medical students/ physicians out there with PCOS. I was recently diagnosed and I feel that it would help to hear someone who has succeeded with it and who has not let its symptoms (i.e. facial hair) affect their confidence. Despite its high prevalence...
  23. X

    Changing landscape of ob/gyn

    How quickly is the landscape of ob/gyn changing to become more lifestyle friendly? (ex. some hospitals have laborists, larger call groups) (I am sorry if this has already been posted, I have looked around but have not found much/ the posts I have found are older)
  24. SukItPhaneuf

    OB SHELF EXAM QUESTION

    I'm doing OnlineMedEd, Uworld. I'll go through case files this weekend. If I wanted one more qbank what should I do - UWise, Pretest, BoardVitals, or something else (don't mind buying something)?
  25. Marina91

    MD & DO Picking a Residency

    I'm currently a MD3 student and I've been stuck in the black hole of information on the internet when searching for residencies. Does anyone have any tips on how to find programs that you like? When I read the descriptions, they honestly all sound the same to me and I cannot figure out how I'm...
  26. 7

    Scared Surgeon

    Hello I've been an Ob/gyn resident for two months (in my country, a student who has already chosen a speciality is called resident), and I am scared! Don't get me wrong, I love ob/gyn, I love the OR, I love the speciality per sé. The problem is, there is this enormous pressure to learn, there is...
  27. S

    Uro vs ObGyn

    Thoughts?
  28. 8

    Residency Competitiveness

    How concerning is it to residency programs if clerkship grades are all passes (school is 25H/50HP/25P and haven't gotten my obgyn grade back yet)? My comments are good to average but I always end up missing HP by 1-2 points. Otherwise, slightly above avg step score and no publications with...
  29. L

    Aspiring Gyn-Onc residents/fellows

    I would like some advice. I am currently a 3rd year medical student and have recently started to consider a career in ob/gyn, specifically to one day specialize in gyn-onc. I really enjoyed my time during my gyn-onc rotation. I can envision myself as one - which is something I cannot say about...
  30. A

    Position Wanted PGY-1 in IM in NY looking to switch into a Family med/OBGYN in CT/MA/NY

    Hi I am currently a PGY-1 in IM in NY and want to switch to Family Med PGY1 or 2 if possible. I am interested in programs in CT or MA as I would like to be closer to my fiance. If you know of any opportunities or are interested, please message me. Thanks!
  31. E

    Choosing a Residency: Ophtho vs. Obgyn vs. Other

    Any help would be super appreciated. Have narrowed my choices down to Ophtho and Obgyn. Things I'm looking for: 1) Interesting subject material (I love neuro so for me: Optho > Obgyn) 2) Relationship with patient, "involved" patient interaction; using my skills in patient communication...
  32. L

    HPSP OB Away Rotations

    Hello! I am a current 3rd year (HPSP student-Army) and am looking into scheduling some away rotations for next year. The current bases that have OBGYN residency programs are: Walter Reed, SAMMC, Womack, Tripler, and Madigan. If anyone has completed an away rotation at any of these programs/is a...
  33. L

    HPSP OB Away Rotations

    Hello! I am a current 3rd year (HPSP student-Army) and am looking into scheduling some away rotations for next year. The current bases that have OBGYN residency programs are: Walter Reed, SAMMC, Womack, Tripler, and Madigan. If anyone has completed an away rotation at any of these programs/is a...
  34. O

    Date swap NYU obgyn

    Anyone willing to switch a December 9th NYU interview date for my date on December 2nd? PM me if so!
  35. O

    OFFICIAL OB/Gyn Interview Invite Thread 2016-2017

    This thread was created last year and was extremely helpful for applicants from my school. Please post dates of when you receive interview invitations from each place as they come in. Simply copy and paste the previous post and add new places to it. Good luck everyone!
  36. I

    "Ceiling" for stronger IMG applicant

    Hello all, I've been a lurker on these forums for a few months now. I'd like to crowd-source some feedback as we have now officially begun the ERAS application season and I've been unable to find anyone else in quite the same position. I am a US-IMG attending a "top 3" caribbean school...
  37. H

    DO student with low Step 1, chance of OBGYN residency?

    Hello, I know similar questions have been asked in the past- but OBGYN is becoming increasingly more competitive and I would like some current opinions. I am a DO student, and scored 218 on step 1. Still waiting on COMLEX score. I was hoping to apply to only allopathic residencies. What are my...
  38. PinkyPiePony

    Specialty ideas for someone who loves everything about OB/GYN except...

    Hi! I'm an incoming MS1 and so far I feel like OB/GYN is the only specialty I could really enjoy. I like the mix of medicine, surgery, procedures, and primary care. I've had enough exposure to OB/GYN that I know I would be really happy doing it for the rest of my life. However... I want to...
  39. Researcher101

    Best menstrual pill without Ibuprofen?

    I'm allergic to Motrin which is an Ibuprofen. What is the best pill you recommend for cramps? I've always taken Tylonol but sometimes it feels like it doesn't work as well. If there's something better I'd rather take that. I've been told about Midol but isn't caffeine supposed to be avoided? I...
  40. gentlesky

    MA position in OB/GYN office- Edison, NJ

    There is an available medical assistant position at an OB/GYN office in Edison, NJ. This would be part-time position, as the office is not open everyday, so the days that you work will be slightly flexible. The position is subject to start immediately. I will be training the new MA at the tasks...