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WHy would any Male in their right mind, go into OB/GYN??

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by kg062007, Feb 15, 2012.

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  1. kg062007

    kg062007 Banned Banned 5+ Year Member

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    Just too look at and smell vaginas all day? Plus you can't even do a routine pelvic without a female nurse in the room? DO women really think that much of the hole between their legs that even after you have seen 40000 of those stinky things, you still need a nurse in the room to make sure you are not lusting after a diseased vagina???
     
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  3. ppfizenm

    ppfizenm 2+ Year Member

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    somebody got broken up with on valentines day
     
  4. flatearth22

    flatearth22 7+ Year Member

    So they can do a Reproductive Endocrinology fellowship afterward.
     
  5. Bro Dude

    Bro Dude Subaquatic Creel Engineer

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    I think it's still better than "looking at" and "smelling" male genitalia all day.
     
  6. Charles Darwin

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    That's debatable.
     
  7. iceman132

    iceman132 Banned Banned 5+ Year Member

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    This thread reminds me of a young rapper by the name of Alpa Chino
     
  8. Socrates25

    Socrates25 7+ Year Member

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    I agree with some of your post. Beware my friend you are going to be inundated with tons of male OBs who claim that their female patients like them better than their female colleagues.

    But lets be real here. You are at a competitive disadvantage as a male OB/GYN. Yes, there are some older women who dont give a damn because they are used to having only male OB/GYNs available. But for the younger generations, I'd guess at least 70% express a preference of having a female OB/GYN. Some OB/GYN practices SPECIFICALLY state they are looking for a "female" partner to join their group and advertise themselves as "all female" doctors.

    Not saying it cant be done, but the deck is stacked against men.
     
  9. LifeTake2

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    Why: most likely either specialties such as infertility or high-risk OB.

    I don't know many guys that are interested in GYN, but delivering babies is not the same thing.

    If I could separate them (and not deal with the never-ending residencies) I'd consider OB. But I have no desire to do routine pap's the rest of my life.
     
  10. sarahss

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    A former instructor once said that men make better OB/GYNs than women. because men idolize the vagina...they make sure nothing bad happens to it
     
  11. 235788

    235788 God Complex 2+ Year Member

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    what a silly rule. I didn't know that...

    In that case females urologists ( all 1.8% of them!) should require a male nurse in the room during any type of exam.

    Unkept vag's are a disaster, I def see where you coming from.
     
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  12. 235788

    235788 God Complex 2+ Year Member

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    :thumbup:
     
  13. exi

    exi 10+ Year Member

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    Pregnancy-specific problems (pre-eclampsia, eclampsia, HELLP syndrome, etc), while serious, resolve after pregnancy. You get to deliver babies, which is not "beautiful" since my definition of beautiful excludes seeing a woman defecate on herself while squeezing out a slippery creature, is still great in its own way. Has some surgery, but without the usual higher-than-normal ratio of malignant ***holes to decent people. Many of your patients will be happy to see you. Some serious continuity of care for those who want it.

    I say this as someone who would never try to match into OB/gyn. Rotating through it just made me understand why people do.
     
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  14. Cinclus

    Cinclus Es un pájaro. Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

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    The male gynecologist I shadowed often didn't have anyone in the room with him except the patient and me. Are you sure this is a rule everywhere? Or maybe just in some practices?
     
  15. MilkmanAl

    MilkmanAl Al the Ass Mod 7+ Year Member

    Oof, I'm not so sure about that. The residents here are pretty cool as a whole, but OB residents and faculty don't have a rep for being awful people for no reason. Other than that, I agree with what you said. It just happens that none of those benefits are actually benefits, in my opinion. There's also the smells. Oh God, the smells. Whoever said it's not as bad as smelling guys' junk is in for an extremely rude awakening. In short, I don't really know why anyone would go into OB/gyn, let alone someone who needs a chaperone through his whole career. I'm glad it appeals to some people, but I can't for the life of me understand why.
     
  16. smq123

    smq123 Roy Lichtenstein SDN Advisor SDN Administrator 10+ Year Member

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    I wouldn't even advise female physicians to do routine pelvics without a chaperone in the room.

    There are some crazy, crazy, vindictive patients out there. Be careful.
     
  17. fahimaz7

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    OB is a lot more than just pap smears and STDs. One of the most complex areas in the body and definitely one of the more complicated surgical fields to work in. GYN/ONC is quite the impressive field.
     
  18. xXIDaShizIXx

    xXIDaShizIXx 5+ Year Member

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    very. :hungover:
     
  19. exi

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    :laugh: yeah, I understand it, but *I* won't be doing it for some of those same reasons.

    Maybe I've had a uniquely skewed experience. I've met some real jerks in OB/gyn, but I still feel like it fared better than general surgery.
     
  20. dreamweaver1988

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    A pediatrician I shadowed warned me about OB ... something about working at all hours of the night. I (male) am personally very interested in the field, but I don't think I would feel comfortable shadowing an OB/GYN as a pre-med.
     
  21. nmed20

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    Not just male OB/GYN's. I shadowed in an ER and the female OB/GYN resident asked me to come because she was required to have someone with her during the pelvic exam (and I was just a pre-med at the time). I don't think it has to be a nurse. Any OB/GYN physician (male or female) might be required to have a 2nd person there for insurance/malpractice reasons (so there's a witness in case the patient tries to claim sexual assault).
     
  22. brandxnew

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    Why? Clearly it's to practice their love with women.
     
  23. BA11

    BA11 It's always lupus 5+ Year Member

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    Well played sir :laugh:
     
  24. CodeBlu

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    This thread is lulz.
     
  25. medzealot

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    Nailed it.

    OB is awesome. Just not awesome enough to make it worth dealing with Gyn.

    I would very seriously consider high risk OB if I had more interest in things like chlamydia.
     
  26. IlDestriero

    IlDestriero Ether Man 7+ Year Member

    I got it.:thumbup:
     
  27. mmmcdowe

    mmmcdowe Duke of minimal vowels Gold Donor SDN Moderator 7+ Year Member

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    I never thought I would like OB at all, but I actually really ended up liking it more than I thought.
     
  28. JonnyL

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    [YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ci_6CQ5R558[/YOUTUBE]
     
  29. xanthomondo

    xanthomondo nom nom nom Banned 10+ Year Member

    :laugh:

    just for those who didn't get the reference

    [YOUTUBE]OF48IghIN7c[/YOUTUBE]
     
  30. kpcrew

    kpcrew Banned Banned 2+ Year Member

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    uh okay
     
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  31. medzealot

    medzealot Best closer in NY 5+ Year Member

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    One year my high school brought in this bizarre group of sex educators and groups of students were split up and moved around from room to room all day...in one room they talked about contraceptives and abstinence, one room they talked about what constitutes rape, and then one room...BAM!!!

    A slide show of genital warts. I saw enough that day to keep me away from Gyn and Google Images for the rest of my life.

    Never was that interested in Pollock or Bosch either, now that you mention it.
     
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  32. iceman132

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    Ken Jeong being a Korean guy acting like a black guy has gotten annoying.

    He really needs to freshen up his act.
     
  33. TheWeeIceMan

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    I had a similar traumatizing slide show experience in middle school (6th grade I think). I remember one by one 6 or 7 kids got up and went to the bathroom.:laugh:
     
  34. dreamweaver1988

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    Seventh grade for me, 'twas a slideshow in the auditorium. Not cool at all.



    Oh... and I was just wondering, with the smell thing others have mentioned, is scent one of the tools that the OB/GYN docs use? Medical schools' technical standards usually include something about "the functional use of the sense of smell." xx
     
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  35. iceman132

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    You gotta determine if it's the fish market smell versus the 30 day old catfood smell. It's tricky.
     
  36. MarineDocFl

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    OMG! :laugh:

    I plan on using that photo to scare my daughter away from sex when she gets old enough.
     
  37. tantacles

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    Ok. One more on the "debatable" train.

    Also, one reason that a male might go into Ob/gyn is that the field is currently saturated with females. There are, believe it or not, women who prefer to be treated by male gynecologists, though I can't speak to how rare they are.
     
  38. scarshapedstar

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    All kidding aside, I wouldn't want to be a gynecologist because if somebody describes something to me as "it feels like cramps, but bigger" I might have all kinds of training but that's still a little difficult for me to relate to and that bothers me. :shrug:

    I might not be able to relate to an aortic dissection, either, but you know what I mean.
     
  39. JESSFALLING

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    Honestly, Family Med with a good OB concentration might work for someone that's interested in OB w/o a lot of GYN....though I doubt you can escape it completely in FM.
     
  40. druggeek

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    How the hell does a male ob/gyn still feel attracted to females? Seeing and having to smell the stench of a diseased vagina.... every damn single day on and on.

    Having had a couple experiences with horrible smelling ones (rotten tuna type), I remember I couldn't even fap for a solid week afterwards.... yes these docs day in/day out get things that are even worse.
     
  41. r1d1

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    Not true for attractive male ob/gyn's.
     
  42. r1d1

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    The guy got an MD from Duke or something but decided to waste his education.
     
  43. r1d1

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    I know several single female ob/gyn docs. I don't think they enjoy their job either.
     
  44. Bacchus

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    It's just a vagina. Why would anyone want to focus on diabetes with all that necrotizing tissue? Different strokes for different folks.
     
  45. 45408

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    There's no "whiff test" in urology. Just saying.

    It's definitely not a law. It's just good practice to limit your potential claims of sexual harassment. Besides, since you need someone to hand you the swabs and speculum. You'd probably have someone else in the room, so it might as well be a woman.
     
  46. NickNaylor

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    The literature has documented that while patients prefer females for general OB/GYN work (i.e., general check-ups), they prefer male physicians when more technical procedures are being done.
     
  47. IMSingular

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    Would you rather be a proctologist?
     
  48. tantacles

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    Yes.
     
  49. druggeek

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    Never would I have guessed an 8.5 clean looking girl would have had such a rotten smell.
     
  50. IMSingular

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    Is that because your market is twice as big?
     
  51. kpcrew

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    depending on their preference
     

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