obgyn

  1. Roscoe's Wetsuit

    Intern Obstetrics & Triage Advice

    Hey everyone, I am an incoming OBGYN intern looking for some advice on successfully navigating L&D and OB triage. My first few blocks will be exclusively OB (OB/PP/MFM) and I am trying to gather some resources and build a framework to start from. Any advice or recommended resources are greatly...
  2. R

    For Sale Kaplan USMLE Step 2 CK Obstetrics/Gynecology Lecture Notes 2018, Brand New

    Kaplan Medical USMLE Step 2 CK Obstetrics/Gynecology Lecture Notes 2018, Brand New. $40 and free shipping
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    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...
  4. Tobirama

    OB/GYN vs BCFMO

    Can anyone describe the differences between the two and the pros and cons of each? I have a passion for family medicine and want to go into a family med residency, but I also have a passion for obstetrics. I feel that the Board of Certification in Family Medicine Obstetrics will allow me to...
  5. S

    Do people match into back ups without a Sub-I?

    If you’re pushing for a reach field, but want to play it safe and have a relatively competitive backup, can you do that without giving up 1 or 2 auditions for that field? I’m 508/225 in 3rd year doing relatively well. My school’s surgery chair thinks I have a real shot at Gen Surge with my...
  6. E

    Medical school vs. PsyD/PhD?

    I’m debating whether I should go to medical school or get a PhD/psyd? I want to be able to both provide sex and sexual trauma based therapy, sex education, and also build clinical programs in human sexuality. I would also like a mixed job where I’m seeing patients, working with a team, and doing...
  7. O

    Really crappy low step 1 (21X) and want to match OB. Plz help!

    So I go to a low tier MD program and unexpectedly scored really low on Step 1. Are my chances killed for OB? especially in 2019 when it is becoming more and more competitive. I was going through a tough time during dedicated but I doubt programs will care about that. Will a boost in Step 2 help...
  8. D

    OBGYN Residency with low COMLEX I

    Hi! So here is my story. I took my COMLEX I and failed the first time, took it again and made 461 the second time. I am finishing my third year, and I am very interested in applying to an OBGYN residency. I have not taken USMLE, and I’m studying for my COMLEX CE & PE now. Some states I would...
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    Other OB/GYN PGY1 looking to transfer to another OB/GYN program

    OB/GYN PGY1 looking to transfer to another OB/GYN program
  10. R

    Didn't honor in OB core rotation HELP

    Hi friends, I've been wanting to pursue OB since forever. I finished my third year OB rotation back in July which I loved but it turns out, six months and after the fact, my preceptor decided to give me my poorest evaluation yet (gave me multiple 4/5s and some 3/5s- no comments explaining why.)...
  11. R

    Medical schools that emphasize human rights, humanities, or service to disadvantaged populations?

    Hi! I'm new here, this is pretty self explanatory by the title, but here it goes. I'm looking to apply for the 2021 entering class, mostly likely to MD. I want to eventually be an OBGYN for disadvantaged populations. The dream is to be accepted into the National Health Service Corps Program. A...
  12. G

    Cardiology vs. OB/GYN

    Hello! I'm a nurse hoping to go into medical school soon and while I KNOW that I have plenty of time to think about specialties, I wanted to get some opinions and a comparison of two candidates. Two very different candidates. Allow me to explain this odd juxtaposition. I have thought about...
  13. V

    Has anyone ever heard of US OBGYN before?

    Has anyone heard of the organization USOBGYN before? They sent an email to my program director stating they were looking for residents to fill in spots in the federal government facilities (immigration centers etc) however when I looked into them they appear to be more like a physician staffing...
  14. V

    I want to be an Obstetrician. Should I get an Associates in OBGyn-Sonography?

    I have the opportunity to get a free associates, working parallel as my bachelors. If my ultimate goal is to go to medical school and hopefully get matched into an OBGyn residency, is it smart to get an associates in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ObGyn specialty) and work in the field...
  15. S

    How to make $$$ in ObGyn with still a few hours to spare

    Is it possible to make a very nice salary and have a good schedule and time for vacation in ObGyn? ObGyn has a bad rep for lifestyle and isn’t regarded as a top earning speciality in the same way as Ophtho, Plastics, etc. Given it’s poor rep for lifestyle and just mediocre rep for payscale...
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    ID Fellowships for non-IM?

    I am a current 3rd year and I love ID/HIV care but also OBGYN. I know there is the IDSOG option for ID training for OBGYNs but only 4 of those. Anyone know of other routes to be able to practice ID in some capacity as an OBGYN? Or more broadly ID fellowships open to non-IM trained MDs?
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    Didactics/Education

    Looking for ideas for new things to do during our morning didactics. We have about 1 hour protected time each morning and are looking to change up what we do. We already do Prolog Questions, Review Practice bulletins and Assign Chapters from Williams OB/GYN. What are other programs doing that...
  18. E

    Can subspecialists still do general OB/GYN tasks if they want?

    Forgive my ignorance because I'm just an undergrad pre-med, but I am very interested in OBGYN. REI and MFM seem very intriguing, but I was just wondering if once you subspecialize you only see patients exclusively relating to that subspecialty. For example, can an REI doctor volunteer at a...
  19. R

    Jobs for pre-meds dealing with new borns or labor and delivery in general?

    Hello Everyone, I'm an undergraduate student interested in medicine. Recently, I've been very interested in the field of OBGYN. I LOVE being around mothers and babies in a clinical setting - so I was trying to find a job in a NICU or related area, but haven't had too much luck as they all seem...
  20. G

    ENT vs OB-GYN

    I need help deciding on a specialty. Currently I am between ENT and OBGYN. I have worked very closely with the ENT department since M1 and can get great letters, scored 240 step 1, and have published 3 papers with the department (+countless conference poster presentations). But, during M3 I...
  21. neuroace

    BAO for matching to OBGYN

    In terms of matching to the US in OBGYN- does anyone know if, all other things being equal, an IMG with a BAO [M.B., B.Ch., BAO is awarded to Irish/some UK med schools] would be regarded more so than just a MBBS? Noone goes to the Irish/UK threads...
  22. O

    Trying for a baby at the end of intern year?

    I'm a 4th year medical student applying into OBGYN getting married at the end of 4th year to a now-1st year law student. If I match in the city where he is, we'd like to have a baby at the end of my intern year (summer or start of his third year). His schedule as a third year law student will be...
  23. 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
  24. D

    Differences between 4 Hofstra OB/GYN residency programs

    On ERAS I saw four separate Hofstra Northwell OB/GYN residency programs listed (Southside Hospital, Lenox Hill, Manhasset, and Staten Island). I'm not from New York, but am interested in applying to programs in NYC, and was wondering how each of these programs are similar/different? Are they all...
  25. doctorbunny

    **OBGYN Match 2018: Apps, Interviews, Results Discussion

    Less than a week before apps go out, and these threads are pretty quiet. Anybody out there applying this fall for OBGYN? Its a lazy football Sunday, so I made a document for us. Instead of the typical long obscure interview thread, we can do a Googledoc like some of the other specialities so...
  26. iamironman

    APGO vs ACOG questions for ObGyn Shelf/step 2 CK. Which one?

    I recently came to know about APGO and ACOG questions. Which of them are useful for the ObGyn shelf exam and Step 2 CK? I heard some ppl referring to ACOG questions to do before starting UW. Is this helpful to use any/both of these 2 (APGO and ACOG) to use for shelf and CK?
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    Should I mention the book I wrote?

    Hello all, I am making this account because I have a question. I wrote a book about holistic care of the vagina. I am pre-med and looking to apply to D.O. schools. I have not finished my B.S. in biology yet, so I have no credentials I lightly sourced my book and it is not anything with hard...
  28. aggie08

    OB/GYN Graduating Resident - Married w/Kids. Ask me anything (AMA)

    Ask me anything. I'm an Ob/Gyn and will be finishing my residency at the end of the month. Female, married, early 30s, 3 young kids (one born in residency). Was a med school reapplicant. Also a *long* time SDN member and appreciative of all the great advice I found here.
  29. aspiringMD585

    They want me to be an RN

    Greetings, I AM CONFUSED AND STARTING TO GET DEPRESSED... I am a secretary at a hospital in Atlanta. I've been working here for 2.5yrs now. My goal is to become an OBGYN I am very passionate about women's health. I don't see myself doing anything else for the rest of my life. I was able to...
  30. C

    Position Wanted PGY1-3 positions OB/GYN

    Hi y'all Completed 2 years of OB/GYN residency training in Texas, did not pass USMLE Step 3 on third attempt. Was let go because of three strikes USMLE rule. Recently kicked Step 3's ass. If anyone knows of any unfilled programs or any PDs, please let me know. PGY1-3.
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    2018 match Advice for IMG

    Hello everyone, I am an IMG looking at the possibility of applying to the 2018 Match. I graduate medical school this May. I have not taken any USMLE exams yet, so bare with me please. Possible Scenario: - I miraculously manage to take Step 1 by late July/early August (and get a score before...
  32. C

    Couples matched into backup specialty - HELP!

    Hello SDN, Been a long time lurker but created a new account for this post. I'd appreciate any and all advice. Situation: My fiancee and I entered the couples match this year (both of us competitive but US-IMGs). She wanted OBGYN but she matched into her backup IM. I wanted IM and matched into...
  33. YellowTurtle

    Why are obgyn residents the worst?

    I'm almost done with third year. I've rotated through the majority of my clerkships and I'm on obgyn now. I used to want to do obgyn, and I thought everybody was just judgmental when I would hear how horrible the people in obgyn were. (I decided to do surgery before this rotation so this isn't...
  34. S

    Uro vs ObGyn

    Thoughts?
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    Ohio OB/GYN Programs

    Hi everyone, I'm trying to organize my rank list. I attend medical school in New York but I'm originally from the Midwest and I'm trying to match in the Midwest for residency. I'm having trouble differentiating between the many Ohio programs and was wondering how you would all rank them based...
  36. aspiringMD585

    How come OBGYN isn't receiving any love?

    Hello, I don't understand why everyone looks down on being and OBGYN, where is all of this animosity coming from? For example, I've been interested in becoming an OBGYN ever since I was a child and throughout the years whenever I would tell people that I want to be an OB, the remarks are just...
  37. E

    Help me decide on a residency: Obgyn vs. Other

    Any help would be super appreciated! Currently a 3rd yr (female) medical student, have +/- narrowed my choices down to Ophtho and Obgyn. Things that I value: 1) Interesting subject material (I love neuro and physics back in the day so for me: Optho > Obgyn) 2) Relationship with patient...
  38. E

    Why you chose Obgyn despite stressful Lifestyle. Any regrets?

    I'm an MS3 strongly considering Obgyn -> The main things holding me back (and making me consider a different medicine/surgical specialty like Ophtho) is the relatively more stressful lifestyle and schedule in Obgyn. 1) Any advice or words of wisdom? 2) For upper year residents, fellows, and...
  39. E

    Choosing a Residency: Ophtho vs. Urology vs. Obgyn

    Any advice would be helpful. I'm an MS3, aiming for a specialty with medicine and procedures/minor surgeries. Important to me: Patient interactions and care Lifestyle (more-so in terms of work-life balance than $)
  40. 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...