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What does an OBGYN do while in residency?

I am a sophomore who is interested in learning more about the steps leading up into becoming an OBGYN. #doctor #medicine #healthcare #residency #steps

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Emmawilson’s Answer

OB/GYN residency is really tough. It's probably one of the toughest residencies. Why? 1) it's four years (not three like most), 2) it's mostly in-hospital, which means you frequently on call, 3) it's high stress because every time you go into delivery, 2 lives are on the line, and 4) it doesn't get easier to years 2 and 3, and it's a high stress environment.


You work really really hard in residency. You might do rounds in the morning, making sure everything is in order for your patients. When you are a OB resident, you make sure the patients going into labor and those who have just delivered are taken care of. When you are a Gyn resident, you make sure all of the patients are covered, before and after operations. You have to really know your patients, e.g., you take lots of notes, you know their lab test results, you know how they are doing after operations, you know what their diet should consist of.

Thank you comment icon thank you! DejaCodman2
Thank you comment icon Thanks for the info! Andrea
Thank you comment icon Thanks for the great information Emma! Nada
Thank you comment icon Hi Emma! Thank you so much for the amazing advice you gave to Deja above! I wanted to ask you a few follow up questions out of my own curiosity: 1. You seem super knowledgeable on the residency process for OBGYNs. How did you learn so much, and are there any additional steps a student can take to see if the role is right for them? 2. Do you know of any online resources that might be helpful for someone considering becoming an OBGYN? Thank you so much in advance. Best, David David Ohta COACH
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CareerVillage’s Answer

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Hi Deja,


Check out this video, which takes you along during the day of an OB/Gyn rotation at Harbor Hospital with a AUA medical school student:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3ePqHDBwKc&feature=related

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Thank you comment icon thank you! DejaCodman2
Thank you comment icon Interesting video. Thanks for providing a link! Andrea
Thank you comment icon Thank you for the great video CareerVillage! Nada
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