Since I'm new here (and this community appears to be mostly dead, but not ALL dead), I'll do a quick introduction.
I'll be starting my OB/GYN residency in just a few days. So I guess that takes care of the required list of info posted on the profile.
ON WITH THE SHOW
Well, I start residency on July 1st, so I figured today I'd start on my required reading list. Now, I don't really want to, as I would rather watch old Steven Seagal movies that Cinemax has decided to play.....but I figured I didn't want to be 100% ASSHAT on my first day, so I'm trying to gain a few experience points.
Luckily for me, my OB/GYN program provides us with thousands of dollars worth of textbooks (which is awesome) to supplement our giant 4-year long reading list (not awesome) in preparation for our CREOG exams (THE HORROR) and oral exams (SHOOT ME). I found something remarkably funny:
-Number of textbooks on Obstetrics = 1 -Number of textbooks pertaining to Gynecology = 4
From this reading list, one can then assume that GYN is much more complicated in its medicine and surgical aspects than OB, hence the four-fold increase in reading in relation to the other subject.
HERE COMES THE IRONY TRAIN (CHOO CHOO): We spend 3X the time on OB as we do on GYN. And this isn't my program, but every OB/GYN program.
I guess I'll find out exactly why this is over the course of the next four years.