Presentation on theme: "OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY The residency choice for YOU !"— Presentation transcript:
OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY The residency choice for YOU !
Congratulations! Today is your day. Youre off to great places, youre off and away! You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose! - Dr. Seuss
Obstetrics & Gynaecology Its fast-paced! Its exciting! Its hands on!
There is a NEED…. 380 pregnancies/minute 1600 maternal deaths/day worldwide Advances in human reproductive technology Increasing number of preterm deliveries Advances in surgical procedures An aging population and new concepts in hormone therapy
Its REWARDING... Patient/Family-Centered Care Important Life Events Health Care Through Life Cycle Public Education Preventive Medicine
Lots of OPPORTUNITY... Fewer Family Physicians are doing OB Job Opportunities across Canada Residency Positions Nation-Wide You will be in demand!
We are cool because... We are a unique specialty combining medical and surgical skills to address womens health care issues during the entire reproductive life cycle
You will have variety... In one day you could spend time doing: –Promotion of womens health issues –Labour and delivery –Ambulatory clinics –Contraceptive, or menopause counseling –Surgical procedures in the operating room –Laboratory or clinical research –Ultrasound in obstetrics and gynaecology –Reproductive technologies like IVF –…
Operating Room - Laparoscopy
Helping Out In Taking That First Breath
Residency – Will I Survive? Flexible Calls: 1/4 - 1/7 Strict adherence to union guidelines Clinical and Research Training Maternity/Paternity Leave Good camaraderie across the country FUN is always to be had ! ! !
CONCERNS Lifestyle MALES - ? Endangered Species Ethical Dilemmas Technology - Friend or Foe ?
LIFESTYLE … you dictate it. # 1 or # 2 concern On Call even as a staff –Easier with 12 hour shifts in many centers –Sign outwhen off call Maternity / Paternity Leave Type of Practice Location
Time for Fun …
MALES- an Endangered Species ? Its not gender, its attitude! Being a good gynecologist is NOT determined at birth –Communication –Empathy –Skilled surgically None of these criteria are specific to males OR females! Many centers are 50%+ males
Beyond Residency Multitude of Practice Opportunities –Nation-Wide –Community –Academic –Private –Group –Research –Teaching...
Beyond Residency Several Subspecialties: –Gynaecologic Oncology –Maternal Fetal Medicine –Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility –Urogynaecology and Pelvic Surgery –Pediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology –Minimally Invasive Surgery
If Youre Interested In... An Exciting Specialty –Satisfying –Patient/Family - Centred Care –Variety –Challenging
If Youre Interested In... Lots of Future…. –OPPORTUNITIES ! –Flexibility in Practice Type and Location –Lifestyle
Share the MAGIC! Proud parents Susan and Mike welcome the arrival of Liam James. Born at 11:23 pm December 18. Liam weighed 8 pounds,2 ounces. Also thrilled are grandparents and big sister, Sarah. Thank you to all the doctors and nurses who helped in Liams delivery!
All In A Days Work
Questions? Contact your local SOGC Junior Member resident representative –There are two in the Obstetrics residency program at your school Contact the SOGC - Janie heads the Medical student and resident Talk to any Obstetrics resident or staff –Theyd be happy to help out!