How has another week gone by so quickly? I can't believe next week will be my last in Bridgewater. It seems like only yesterday that I just arrived.
So...thoughts on OBS/GYN! This week was primarily focused on gynecology which brings shivers down many-a-woman's spine.
The picture speaks for itself...
However, during the course of this week I learned a lot! For instance, I:
- became VERY comfortably doing Pap tests
- realized that some women honestly have no preference of whether they have a male or female gynecologist
- discovered that obs/gyn is a good balance between the art & science of medicine (one physician put it this way: internal medicine is mainly brains, surgery is mainly brawn, and obs/gyn has the best of both worlds!)
- became more aware of my passion for women's health
Is obs/gyn for me? It's hard to say at this time! I love that there is a wide age-range for the patients you see. And although it is focused on women's health, the scope is SO broad...I don't think I'd get bored in this area or hit any dead ends! As far as lifestyle is concerned (i.e. being on call), only clerkship will reveal whether I've "got what it takes". So for the time being, it is still ruled in...along with a few dozen other specialties ;)
By the way, after yesterday's post I did end up going for a run! And as expected, I physically felt much better afterwards. I even met some deer along the way of my trail run.
Don't look too hard for the deer in this picture...you won't find them! :P
How have your experiences with obstetricians/gynecologists been? Does the gender of your physician matter to you?