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Do all IM residencies have ob/gyn rotations?

Discussion in 'General Residency Issues' started by shazam1818, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. shazam1818

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    Are there IM programs without ob/gyn rotations? I haven’t seen any and just curious if it’s a requirement everywhere. Would even more specialized programs like psych have ob/gyn?
     
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  3. hamstergang

    hamstergang may or may not contain hamsters 5+ Year Member

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    Psychiatry does not require any Ob/Gyn. I can't tell you about any other specialty.
     
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  4. Crayola227

    Crayola227 The Oncoming Storm Physician 2+ Year Member

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  5. aProgDirector

    aProgDirector Pastafarians Unite! Moderator SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

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    We do not have an OB/GYN rotation. It's an optional elective for those who are interested and expect an outpatient career, usually focusing on benign gyn issues (i.e. managing OCP's and common GYN complaints). There is no requirement to have one.
     
  6. shazam1818

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    Thanks for all the responses. Any specific examples?
     
  7. DerpStore

    DerpStore 5+ Year Member

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    What? I have not heard of ANY internal med program with required OB/Gyn rotations, certainly not at any of the 10+ places i interviewed. Would automatically go to bottom of my rank list if I had to do a month on L&D. Maybe you are thinking FM.
     
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  8. gutonc

    gutonc No Meat, No Treat Administrator Physician PhD 10+ Year Member

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    Specific examples of what?

    There is no such thing as an OB/Gyn rotation in IM residency. There are plenty of programs with Women's Health rotations which, as aPD (who is an IM PD) pointed out are usually focused on routine GYN health/complaints and OCP management. Some of them are required (my program had one like this, it was 2 half days a week for a 4 week rotation), others are electives.
     
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  9. Winged Scapula

    Winged Scapula Cougariffic! Staff Member Administrator Physician Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 15+ Year Member

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    If you are a resident, why don't you know this?

    Is it possible you checked the wrong status?
     
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  10. CsHead

    CsHead 5+ Year Member

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    Cough... Navy.. cough
     
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  11. ortnakas

    ortnakas OMS-IV 2+ Year Member

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    The program I'm going to next year has a women's health block intern year. Not a month I'm super excited about, but I figure 50% of my IM patients will have female reproductive organs I need to know about even if I'm not their gynecologist, so it's not a waste of a month.
     
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  12. DerpStore

    DerpStore 5+ Year Member

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    Really? Ugh.
     
  13. Raryn

    Raryn Infernal Internist / Enigmatic Endocrinologist Physician 7+ Year Member

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    I had a women's health clinic every 5th continuity clinic. It's actually a requirement if your continuity clinic is at the VA, because otherwise you might not make the minimum 20% of your continuity patients being female (the alternative way to do it is to add a second continuity clinic for pgy 2-3, both require various paperwork on the programs part).

    *shrug*. Pap smears are one of the only required procedures for IM to actually learn to do (fun fact: central lines? not required. Pap smears? Required), and it's the only way I got my minimum there. Never planning on doing one again though.

    Certainly never did an Ob rotation though!
     
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  14. rokshana

    rokshana Member Physician 10+ Year Member

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    Like peripheral IV placement was a requirement ...who does that as a resident...
     
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  15. evilbooyaa

    evilbooyaa Staff Member Moderator 5+ Year Member

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    Do residency in NYC and you'll do every single one!
     
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  16. Psai

    Psai Account on Hold Physician 2+ Year Member

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    The nurses don't pester you to try an ultrasound guided iv?
     
  17. Raryn

    Raryn Infernal Internist / Enigmatic Endocrinologist Physician 7+ Year Member

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    If I'm putting in an ultrasound guided IV, it's going in the neck or the groin.
     
  18. rokshana

    rokshana Member Physician 10+ Year Member

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    that was one of the reasons that the NYC programs I had on my ROL, so many moons ago, were in the double digits of my ROL.
     
  19. CsHead

    CsHead 5+ Year Member

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    It's only 2 weeks. I'm sure you'll live and it will (hopefully) be helpful during your GMO time.
     

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