Uro vs Obgyn?
Hi, I'm starting my clinical years in medical school soon and applying for match in a little over a year. I've recently been second-guessing my choice of ob/gyn as a future specialty for a couple of reasons. The reputation of malignant residency, call hours, and realizing that if I wanted to stay in an urban area I likely wouldnt be able to do a great mix of clinic and surgery due to subspecialization. I was interested in urology as well, however didn't really consider it too heavily until... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 28, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: goldmirror Tags: Surgery and Surgical Subspecialties Source Type: forums

Doubts about medicine
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Source: The Student Room - June 25, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Scotney Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

Obstetric case
26 y.o. G2P1 at Term for elective cesarean section. PMH: nil. Meds: nil. Illicits: nil. NKDA 165cm tall. Booking BMI 25. Obstetric history: Uncomplicated 2nd pregnancy. First delivery was an emerg section at term for foetal distress (+/- chorioamnionitis) Seen in clinic by a colleague. They noted the following re her first cesarean: "Spinal anaesthetic performed at [backwater hospital] without issue [dose = 11.5mg heavy bupiv +15mcg fent + 150mcg morphine = total volume ~2.9mL]. Patient... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 11, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: woopedazz Tags: Anesthesiology Source Type: forums

WAMC/school help list 3.83 / 521 ORM
cGPA: 3.83 sGPA 3.71 (does anyone know which is more heavily weighted?) 521, 128/131/131/131 NY resident ORM T15 undergrad clinical: worked as an EMR in a foreign country for around 350 hours and worked as patient navigator in a nearby hospital taking temps, asking covid questionnaires research: 3 years of undergrad with a neuroscience/psychology lab, ~600 hours, no pubs or posters but will get a poster this upcoming fall, LOR from PI shadowing: OBGYN ~ 40 hours... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 26, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: drdoof11 Tags: What Are My Chances? WAMC Medical Source Type: forums

Benefits and cons of working for fqhc
Hi friends, I know at least one of the active members of our community works at an FQHC.- I think anonperson? I saw the recent post about the malpractice insurance and had some more questions and have become interested in this population. I'm kind of getting tired of the metric for my bonuses raising higher and higher in private practice. It's getting too stressful. For general OBGYN, is FQHC patient population worse than a tertiary care residency hospital? Are there issues with working... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 20, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: paradoxofchoice Tags: Ob/Gyn Source Type: forums

OBYGN residency with low step scores
Hi, worried about my chances at matching. Go to a top 20 med school in the country but have step 1 228 and step 2 235. 2 honors (obgyn included), 2 high passes, and 3 passes during clinical year. Hoping to have 3+ published research abstracts/papers by the time I apply and have 5+ research experiences with active projects (just some that won't be submitted by the time I apply). Wondering if my chances to match obgyn are out given my step scores? thx. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 19, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ptilor123 Tags: Medical Students (MD) Source Type: forums

USUHS - Core Clerkships - Rotations
For optimal "breath/depth" exposure, Military base locations recommended for each "bold" listed below, with reasons why: Block 1: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, and Selective (Radiology) Block 2: Internal Medicine - Inpatient, Internal Medicine - Outpatient/Ambulatory, Psychiatry Block 3: Obstetrics/Gynecology, General Surgery, Surgery Core Subspecialties (Orthopedic, Urology, Vascular, Cardiothoracic... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 2, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: JHClassof2017 Tags: Military Medicine Source Type: forums

Columbia vs University of Michigan
Incredibly excited for med school and very torn about this decision. I know I can't go wrong either way. I am very interested in surgical subspecialties like OBGYN or maybe General surgery, but the fact is I haven't decided what specialty I'd like to go into so am really looking for the best opportunities to explore specialties and then becoming competitive for whichever I choose. Columbia (Fin Aid TBD, but likely less costly than UMich) Pros Prestige, has a strong... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 11, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: cebublue Tags: Help Me Decide: X vs Y Medical School (2021-2022) Source Type: forums

Research Year After MS2
Hi everyone! I'm interested in taking a year off after MS2 to do a research year. I'm not interested in a super competitive speciality (obgyn or IM, not interested in fellowship but would like to go to a good academic program), but am feeling really burned out mainly due to a mix of personal and family issues and think it may be the best move for personal reasons. I took 2 gap years before med school to do teach for america for high school. I'm wondering if it will look like a "red flag"... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 7, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: moonbeam28 Tags: Medical Students (MD) Source Type: forums

UTHSC (Tennessee, in-state) vs University of Rochester
Tennessee: Pros -No grant-based aid (probably), but IS tuition is cheapish (35K) -The difference between the estimated COA (70k) and tuition+fees is about 30k, which is more than enough to live comfortably in Memphis -Not blisteringly cold -Can apply into 3 year MD program after matriculating (but only for FM, IM, peds, med-peds, OBGYN and psych, and would match at a UT program) Cons -Huge class size (170+) -Match list is just okay -Graded curriculum all four years with hardly any clinical... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 6, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: grist Tags: Help Me Decide: X vs Y Medical School (2021-2022) Source Type: forums

How do I get a residency in a desirable location?
Current M2 about to start clinical rotations. I'm at a campus in a rural location but my school has affiliated hospitals throughout the state. How can I set myself up so that I can have the best chances at matching in a city (preferably east coast)? Currently interested in IM, OBGYN, EM. I don't have any connections so getting away rotations or even getting my foot in the door seems impossible. Any advice would be gladly appreciated? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 6, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: longhorn97 Tags: Medical Students (MD) Source Type: forums

WAMC: 3.99/519 CA ORM - school list help please :)
cGPA = 3.99 and sGPA = 3.96 MCAT = 519 (129/128/130/132) State of residence = California (southern california with ties to Davis) White (first generation american) went to t20 undergrad Clinical experience: 200 hours hospital volunteering: wheelchair patients when discharged, deliver food to patients, spend time with patients etc 1000 hours medical scribe for OBGYN, project 2000 Research experience and productivity 150 hours mental health... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 20, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: motivated-armadillo72 Tags: What Are My Chances? WAMC Medical Source Type: forums

Anyone who loved obgyn but didn't pursue it? What did you do?
I am on my very nice family med rotation, which I was hoping to love partially due to my low Step 1 but also due to the opportunity to do obgyn. I unfortunately find that I feel overwhelmed with the case load of patients in their 50/60s with comorbid conditions and the fact that the PCP is often the first to field an undifferentiated complaint like back pain or headaches. I unfortunately fell in love with my OB rotation which I just had. It was all amazing from the healthy deliveries to the... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 28, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: kgamon8 Tags: Medical Students (MD) Source Type: forums

WAMC/List for ORM Trad (4.00/523)
PLEASE DO NOT QUOTE THIS MESSAGE Hello, looking for any advice on my app and school list. Open to any feedback, hopefully from the likes of LM, goro, faha, mrsmile, but everyone feel free GPA: 4.00 MCAT: 523 (131,128,132,132) Residence: NJ ORM Undergrad: no name private school in NY Clinical experience: Parkinson's clinic, helping prodromal patients in physical rehab with boxing exercises - 400 hours Scribe for OBGYN - 200 hours Hospital volunteer... Read more (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 25, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: bante Tags: What Are My Chances? WAMC Medical Source Type: forums

How much do your specialist get paid for call?
I was talking to one of the Ortho guys and he states he makes 5k a night for call? I couldn't believe it does that sound right? Does the hospital get funding for this. I called one of my OBGYN friends and asked him and he states they get paid 3k for call on unassigned patients. I always thought that they took call for free (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 19, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Brigade4Radiant Tags: Emergency Medicine Source Type: forums