Whether you are set on a career in Ob/Gyn, already picked another specialty path, or have no clue what you would like to pursue, we welcome (and encourage) you to participate in the variety of activities the Ob/Gyn interest group has to offer.
Obstetric and Gynecology is an exciting and unique specialty offering care for women at all stage’s of their life. In the span of one day, you may perform a surgery, deliver a baby, evaluate an elderly woman with ovarian cancer, and counsel a 15 year-old about prevention of pregnancy and sexually-transmitted infections.
Ob/Gyn also offers 5 fellowship opportunities to further your expertise in one of the following areas:
- Maternal Fetal Medicine
- Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
- Gynecologic Oncology
- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
- Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
The Student Interest Group offers a variety of formats for student to explore this vast and exhilarating field of medicine:
- Labor and Delivery Shadow Program
- Observe a C-Section
- Gynecologic Surgery
- Periodic Student Interest Group Meetings that include lectures/discussions as well as skills labs.
We also encourage students to join The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). ACOG offers free membership to medical students. The College is dedicated to medical student education and enhancing interest in the field; there are a number of resources available to medical students. Additionally, registration for the Annual Clinical Meeting of ACOG is free to medical students; there are sessions at the Annual Clinical meeting specifically dedicated to medical students. Furthermore, the annual meeting of the Armed Forces District of ACOG is also very "student friendly". In fact, there are now several students funded by the District to attend the meeting each year! We highly encourage all students with an interest in OB/GYN to join ACOG.
The Student Interest group offers some great opportunities to learn more about OB/GYN and become involved. As the schedule for the sessions is finalized, it will be published and available; please also keep a look out for announcements. We look forward to seeing you at the sessions! Feel free to reach out to any of the Student Interest Group Leaders for more information and to sign up for the shadowing opportunities.
Katie Shvartsman, MD (Katerina.Shvartsman@usuhs.edu)