hospital birth, Physician Training

Who Will be Delivering Babies in the United States in Coming Years?

The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) estimates that the U.S. will have between 6,000 and 8,800 fewer ob-gyns than needed by the year 2020.  Additionally, there is a possible shortage of 22,000 by the year 2050.  What is being done about this problem?  Well, there are currently efforts to attempt to increase the… Continue reading Who Will be Delivering Babies in the United States in Coming Years?

hospital birth, Parenting, Physician Training

When Dads Cry During the Delivery

He is pacing. He is nervous. This is his first baby and he is scared to death. His wife is getting settled into the delivery room with fetal monitors being applied.  The nurse is asking health history questions in between her painful contractions and quickly places an IV and draws labs. The soon-to-be new Dad pretends to busy himself with setting… Continue reading When Dads Cry During the Delivery

medical school, OB GYN, physician, Physician Training

Choosing OB/GYN as a Specialty

As a medical student, I had already known I would pursue a specialty in OB/GYN prior to the new student orientation.  However, many physicians and mentors recommended I keep my options open when going through clinical rotations in other fields. Neurology and radiology were surprisingly interesting to me.  However, the variety that comes from the… Continue reading Choosing OB/GYN as a Specialty

physician, retirement

Retired at 37: Breaking Up With a Career in Medicine

Leaving your career in medicine is like breaking up in a long term relationship.  It may have all started out with lofty expectations, excitement about the future, and becoming your best self.  However, somewhere along the way things got messy and twisted and not what you signed up for. There were hiccups along the way,… Continue reading Retired at 37: Breaking Up With a Career in Medicine