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Introduction and observations 
28th-Jun-2009 03:22 pm
All I want is batbatbat
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.

(X-Posted to my personal journal)

Comments 
7th-Apr-2010 06:52 pm (UTC) - regarding obgyn
hi im an IMG just graduated from med school. I know its competitive but I want to go into OBGYN. Do you have any words of advice? or anything you can share. Anything at all would be really helpful!
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