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Specialty Choice – MomMD Cross Post

Shift Change on MomMDA few weeks back I tweeted something to the effect of “I’m SO excited for my Ob/Gyn rotation, but terrified I’m going to fall in love with it. I don’t want to love Ob/Gyn!” My tweet referenced the underlying fear I harbor of loving a specialty that is demanding or lacks family friendliness. One of the first responses I received was along the lines of “Being miserable every single day at work is not worth choosing a specialty based only on lifestyle.”

The fact of the matter is – Ob/Gyn is tough. The residency is surgical, the hours are long and the lifestyle is suboptimal for people wanting to spend time with their families on a regular basis…babies don’t just decide they will grace us with their presence between the hours of 9am and 4pm and in the absence of your kid’s T-ball game or theater performance.

But…the rewards are huge. You get the opportunity to … CLICK TO KEEP READING AT MOMMD.