Contemporary OBGYN blog

What I learned from turning over my office staffOur blogger shares what happened when she turned over her entire full-time staff at her practice and shares some key takeaways.
7 Simple Ways to Find Joy in MedicinePracticing medicine isn't just about the tangible rewards. Sometimes it's the intangible rewards that provide the most fulfillment.
Don’t fear the patient with a birth planOn L&D units throughout the country, more and more women are being admitted with birth plans. Birth plans have become an increasingly common part of women’s prenatal preparation.
Clinical Fellowship: It’s all in the deliveryAfter two months in her maternal-fetal medicine fellowship, Contemporary OB/GYN's fellowship blogger reflects on the experience so far and what she's learned from it.
Finding my passion as a solo practitionerWhat is your passion and purpose? I’m sure you knew definitively when you first went into medicine, but do you know now?
The birth of new beginnings: Reflections at the end of residency and fellowshipChange. It is a concept and a system of livelihood that defines our training. These include changes in the conditions of our patients, in the standard of care, and in the daily workflow. Permutations of change occur on rounds and in the operating room, which is what we learn to expect and accept.
The pursuit of happiness and success in OB/GYNContemporary OB/GYN's blogger on residency discusses the annual survey and the need to have balance in life.
The intangibles of medical training: No benchmark establishedIn this era of highly regulated medical training, most residency and fellowship programs establish rigorous educational objectives and procedural curricula for their trainees. Guided by the expectations set by ACOG and ABOG, Ob/Gyn training programs rely upon structured didactic sessions and guided reading recommendations to keep their residents in compliance with these benchmarks.
Focusing on the patient while under pressureDr. Afshar talks about the onslaught of information that the modern-day doctor faces and how to keep the focus on the patient.
“Doctor, what would you do?”To make shared decision-making blossom, somebody needs to lead the discussion with carefully chosen words. I’m working on it.