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Lecture 5

MDU 4003 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Gynecologic Oncology, Reproductive Endocrinology And Infertility, Obstetrics And Gynaecology

Health Outcomes & Policy
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MDU 4003
Rhamani, Mariam

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Obstetrician-gynecologists are physicians who specialize in the general medical care of women. They
focus on general women's preventative health, childbirth, and complicated health issues facing women of
all ages. Ob/Gyns practice in a variety of different settings ranging from solo or group practice to hospital
or academic research. They treat women for a number of different ailments including but not limited to
acute and chronic medical conditions, behavioral and hormonal changes, pregnancy and delivery, and
all age groups
primary care, preventive care (screening), surgical care,
generalist: general care
maternal fetal medicine: high risk
reproductive endocrinology/infertility:
gynecologic oncology:
pelvic reconstructive surgery (new)
during lecture, he seemed interested in 3rd year
didn't have the personality of general surgeons
intimate issues, relationships
work in the clinic (continuity), radiology (ultrasound),
willing to work hard
personable, “keep a smile on your face”
action-oriented, “not someone who likes to ponder”
4 yrs residency after medical school (12-18 month of OB, 1 year gyn, 2 (3 months each)
reproductive endocrinology infertility-REI, 6 months GYnecology) 1 year of other rotations of
ultrasound, internal medicine, or ER. … very hard/battle training for more primary care
during residency training: more humane these days, limit the amt of residence on call: 80 hour
work week limit of 24 hours in a row. Night flow system: 2 or 3 people assigned to be awake at
night to from 5:30 pm to 6 pm. (6 week or 3 month block)
practice types: private practice/academic practice
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