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  1. 1. OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY D. Michael Armstrong, MD Assistant Professor Assistant Program Director Medical University of South Carolina
  2. 2. What Do Ob/Gyns do? <ul><li>Provide comprehensive care for diseases or conditions of the female reproductive system </li></ul>
  3. 3. OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY <ul><li>Primary care for women </li></ul><ul><li>Surgery </li></ul><ul><li>Obstetrical care </li></ul><ul><li>Preventive care </li></ul>
  4. 4. RESIDENCY <ul><li>Four years </li></ul><ul><li>No special requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Less competitive now than in past </li></ul><ul><li>Males are as welcomed as females </li></ul>
  5. 5. PROS <ul><li>Healthy population of all age ranges </li></ul><ul><li>Very happy specialty </li></ul><ul><li>Immediate positive reinforcement </li></ul><ul><li>Combines medical and surgical principles </li></ul><ul><li>Continuity of care </li></ul>
  6. 6. CONS <ul><li>Often unpredictable </li></ul><ul><li>Longer hours </li></ul><ul><li>Malpractice issues </li></ul>
  7. 7. JOB MARKET <ul><li>Balance between graduates with demand </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expected to be a shortage in the near future </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Average work week: 70 hours </li></ul><ul><li>Salary: National average $220,000 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More in rural areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Less in urban areas </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Males find jobs as easily as females </li></ul>
  8. 8. FOUR SUBSPECIALTIES <ul><li>Urogynecology </li></ul><ul><li>Maternal Fetal Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility </li></ul><ul><li>Gynecology Oncology </li></ul>
  9. 9. OB/GYN INTEREST GROUP <ul><li>Very active group </li></ul><ul><li>Meets about 4-6 times per year </li></ul><ul><li>Meetings at the home of an attending </li></ul><ul><li>Wide range of topics discussed </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Shannon Johnson at [email_address] for meeting information </li></ul>
  10. 10. MUSC OB/GYN <ul><li>Donna Johnson & Michael Armstrong </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Program Director & Assistant PD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>j [email_address] / [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Stacey Westbury </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Program coordinator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>w [email_address] </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Web Sites <ul><li>APGO: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.apgo.org/home/ </li></ul><ul><li>ACOG: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.acog.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>MUSC OB/GYN </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.muschealth.com/women </li></ul>

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