Student Affairs - Career Development - OB/GYN
Sub-specialties include gynecological oncology, reproductive endocrine, infertility, maternal fetal medicine, urogynecology and minimally invasive surgery.
- Good bedside manner and professionalism
- Respectful and caring
- Effective communicator
- Good listener
- Humane with patients
- Flexible with changes in planned activity
- Ability to adapt to emergent settings
- Good medical knowledge and good technical skills
- Empathic, but emotionally capable and strong to handle bad outcomes
- Humble and willing to learn from bad outcomes
- Works well with professional staff
- Researches and publishes
Students are encouraged to directly email faculty with whom they would like to work.
Additionally, students may want to pursue research opportunities through the DeBakey Scholars Program. This program offers medical students the opportunity to pursue and complete a longitudinal, structured, closely supervised research experience culminating in a capstone presentation prior to graduation. For more information, contact Dr. Kenneth Mitchell.
The Ob/Gyn Interest Group is an organization that is committed to the promotion of Obstetrics and Gynecology as a future career for Tulane Medical students. Our mission is to stimulate interest in Obstetrics and Gynecology- related health issues among medical students and, by our activities, promote awareness of these issues within the New Orleans community. These activities include sponsoring lunch-hour lectures by professionals in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology to facilitate interaction between interested students, Ob/Gyn faculty and residents, and general practitioners. Our goal is to establish a shadowing program to allow those students interested in Obstetrics and Gynecology the benefits of experience.
President: Anadil Zakaria
Vice President: Jordan Eisenberg
Treasurer: Jessica Mecklosky
Completing internal medicine and surgery clerkships will prepare students well for OB/GYN, although OB/GYN can be completed at any time in the year. Students interested in OB/GYN should take electives in areas that they may not have had a lot of exposure to in their clerkship. These include SICU/MICU electives, NICU electives and community health with a focus on women's health care.
When deciding upon your top programs and where to apply, take into consideration your competitiveness based on Step scores and current academic performance. Take advantage of career advisors to guide you in your pursuit of that perfect residency to improve your chances of matching. Only applying to Louisiana or the Gulf South may not be your best option.
Perform well in all of your clerkships with emphasis on internal medicine and surgery as a marker of how you will excel in OB/GYN.
Standardized tests are part of the medical profession and help predict who will pass their boards; take them seriously and do your best.
There is no need for away rotations, but if you desire matching in a specific program or area of the country, they can be helpful.
Be honest and genuine in your personal statement. Please have someone review it and give you feedback.