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Any insight into gyn oncology?

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by BacteriaER, Mar 19, 2002.

  1. BacteriaER

    BacteriaER Member
    7+ Year Member

    Mar 3, 2002
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    Anyone has opinions about this specialty? In particular, workload, philosophy (for choosing it), salary, typical places when look for jobs, and career advancement....


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  3. dr.evil

    dr.evil Senior Member
    Physician 7+ Year Member

    Oct 30, 2001
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    Great specialty. Very much a surgical specialty with some impressive surgeries. Workload is very similar to a surgeon with early mornings and long hours. Residency is 4 years of OB/GYN then 2-3 yr gyn onc fellowship.

    Salary is usually enormous (250K-600K/year). Usually you have to practice in a large metropolitan area and often academics due to the research nature of the job.

    Why to choose it? Like surgery, like women's health, like a constantly changing specialty (more so than some), enjoy OB/GYN or at least like it enough to make it through the residency.

    Not for me exactly but definitely my favorite part of OB/GYN. Ovarian CA sucks.

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