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An inside look of an Ob/gyn

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What is an
OB/GYN?
Obstetricians/gynecologists, also known as OB/GYN's, are physicians who are trained to provide medical and surgical care for disorders that affect the female reproductive system, to deliver babies, and to provide care for the unborn fetus and newborns.
("Obstetricians/Gynecologists 3rd ed" 1).
Citations
"Obstetricians/Gynecologists 3rd ed."
Ferguson's Career
Guidance Center.
Facts On File, Inc. Web. 2 Apr. 2014.

Nguyen, Tom T. Personal interview. 31 March 2014.

Field, Shelly. "Obstetrician/Gynecologist."
Ferguson's Career
Guidance Center
. Facts On File, Inc. Web. 3 Apr. 2014.

"Obstetricians/Gynecologists 15th ed."
Ferguson's Career
Guidance Center
. Facts On File, Inc. Web. 3 Apr. 2014
Job Prospect
People will always be having babies, even in 2020.
Without the reproduction, human race would be extinct.
Women will be needing care and assistance when it comes to the monitoring of both fetus and the vagina.
The best characteristics needed to be an OB/GYN?
According to Dr. Nguyen, important personality traits and skills for an OB/GYN are...
Good Communication skills
Good bedside manner
Ability to work under pressure
Ability to work under stress
Solid Emotional stability
(Nguyen, Tom T., Interview)
Education
Students usually take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) in their junior or senior year. This test is required to apply to medical schools.
In order to get your M.D, one must complete 4 years of medical school
Then you must complete a minimum of four years in residency, three of them entirely in obstetrics and gynecology, with a one-year elective.
To practice in the United States, physicians must also pass the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).
("Obstetricians/Gynecologists 15th ed.")
Salaries
OB/GYNs can earn $184,045 to $350,455 or more. Earnings vary greatly depending on the specific type of work setting and its geographic location. Other factors include the experience, responsibilities, and professional reputation of the individual.
(Field, Shelly "Obstetrician/Gynecologist" 1).
An inside look into
Ob/gyn's

Thank you!
By: Abby Zahra
Responsibilities and day to day life of an OB/GYN,
"A big responsibility as an OB/GYN is my patients. Patients are always first, and my schedules prove so to. My day starts very early, and many times ends very late. Births can be unpredictable, and as a OB/GYN I am always on call. Whenever a patient goes into labor it is my job and duty to stop whatever I am doing and attend to my patient. My day is always very hectic, so whenever I have time to breath I take advantage of it, but I love what I do, so I wouldn't trade my restless nights for anything!"
(Nguyen, Tom T., Interview)
Pros and Cons of being an OB/GYN
Pros: highly versatile, never boring, very rewarding patient interactions.
Cons: stress, always on call and long hours, but its all very worth it

(Nguyen, Tom T., Interview)
C-Section Game :))))
Natural Birth: http://www.parentpoint.com/activities/natural-child-birth/

C-section: http://www.surgerysquad.com/surgeries/virtual-c-section-cesarean-surgery/
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