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OBSTETRICIAN & GYNECOLOGIST (OBGYN), IN-DEPTH: My Job Is Really Fun

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Rwanda is an Obstetrician & Gynecologist (OBGYN). Rwanda deals with women of all different types of ages from 12 to 101 years old. Every patient is different and she loves helping and empowering women. Rwanda goes into detail about what she likes/dislikes about her job, key career decisions, the difficulty of getting a job in her industry and her work-life balance.

School: University of Chicago ; Dartmouth College
Degree: Doctor of Medicine
Job Title: Obstetrician And Gynecologist (OBGYN)

Job Summary: Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Job Description

An obstetrician/gynecologist is a physician specialist who provides medical and surgical care to women and has particular expertise in pregnancy, childbirth, and disorders of the reproductive system. This includes preventative care, prenatal care, detection of sexually transmitted diseases, Pap test screening, family planning, etc.

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Average salary
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$90,000 - $275,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
24 to 24 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Long hours, Irregular
Typical workplace
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Hospital / Clinic
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
People skills, Empathy

Educational Path

Education requirement
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Doctorate
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Biology
Psychology
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<span m='9590'>from</span> <span m='9790'>that</span> <span m='10090'>span of their</span> <span m='10380'>ages,</span> <span m='10790'>it</span> <span m='11060'>just</span> <span m='11300'>really</span> <span m='11930'>allows</span> <span m='12420'>you</span> <span m='12710'>really</span> <span m='12910'>participate</span> <span m='13370'>in</span> <span m='13470'>their</span> <span m='13590'>lives,</span> <span m='14210'>and then</span> <span m='14460'>be</span> <span m='14570'>a</span> <span m='14620'>part</span> <span m='14880'>of</span> <span m='14940'>that.</span> </p><p><span m='16090'>What</span> <span m='16200'>I</span> <span m='16260'>probably</span> <span m='16600'>don't</span> <span m='16910'>like</span> <span m='17070'>about</span> <span m='17390'>it</span> <span m='17580'>is--</span> <span m='20010'>sometimes</span> <span m='20490'>I</span> <span m='20510'>guess</span> <span m='21290'>one</span> <span m='21330'>would</span> <span m='21550'>say</span> <span m='21680'>the</span> <span m='21840'>hours.</span> <span m='22450'>But</span> <span m='22560'>I</span> <span m='22620'>think</span> <span m='22880'>now,</span> <span m='25170'>as</span> <span m='25750'>there</span> <span m='25940'>are more</span> <span m='26080'>people</span> <span m='26260'>going</span> <span m='26420'>into</span> <span m='26570'>the</span> <span m='26660'>profession,</span> <span m='27770'>we're</span> <span m='27910'>now</span> <span m='28210'>being</span> <span m='28310'>able</span> <span m='28570'>to</span> <span m='28700'>work</span> <span m='28960'>out</span> <span m='29120'>our</span> <span m='29270'>different</span> <span m='29610'>call</span> <span m='30040'>schedules,</span> <span m='30460'>so</span> <span m='30710'>you're</span> <span m='30830'>not</span> <span m='31000'>on</span> <span m='31130'>call</span> <span m='31390'>like</span> <span m='31550'>all</span> <span m='31760'>the</span> <span m='31850'>time,</span> <span m='32280'>all</span> <span m='32540'>the</span> <span m='32619'>time.</span> </p><p><span m='33910'>A key</span> <span m='34380'>decision</span> <span m='34520'>I made</span> <span m='34710'>to my</span> <span m='34870'>career</span> <span m='35260'>was</span> <span m='35450'>that</span> <span m='35740'>I</span> <span m='35840'>say</span> <span m='36290'>that</span> <span m='36420'>I</span> <span m='36500'>feel</span> <span m='36770'>like</span> <span m='37400'>that</span> <span m='37530'>I</span> <span m='37640'>can</span> <span m='38450'>pretty</span> <span m='38710'>much</span> <span m='38930'>work</span> <span m='39290'>independently,</span> <span m='40900'>or--</span> <span m='41400'>because</span> <span m='41650'>I actually</span> <span m='41770'>work</span> <span m='41920'>in</span> <span m='42010'>a</span> <span m='42060'>very</span> <span m='42280'>small</span> <span m='42570'>hospital.</span> <span m='42850'>I'm</span> <span m='43090'>the</span> <span m='43260'>only</span> <span m='43590'>OB/GYN</span> <span m='44160'>there,</span> <span m='44780'>as</span> <span m='44930'>opposed</span> <span m='45190'>to</span> <span m='45230'>being</span> <span m='45460'>in a</span> <span m='45530'>large</span> <span m='45900'>group.</span> <span m='46680'>But I</span> <span m='46790'>also</span> <span m='47130'>realized,</span> <span m='47560'>so</span> <span m='47690'>then</span> <span m='47850'>I</span> <span m='47910'>had</span> <span m='48150'>to</span> <span m='48450'>employ</span> <span m='49100'>the</span> <span m='50520'>expertise of</span> <span m='50980'>my</span> <span m='51200'>other</span> <span m='51410'>surgeons,</span> <span m='51840'>of</span> <span m='51950'>my other</span> <span m='52260'>specialties,</span> <span m='52750'>like</span> <span m='52920'>the</span> <span m='53030'>general</span> <span m='53260'>surgeon.</span> <span m='53580'>So</span> <span m='54720'>he</span> <span m='54980'>and</span> <span m='55030'>I</span> <span m='55430'>operate</span> <span m='55810'>together,</span> <span m='56180'>as opposed</span> <span m='56610'>to</span> <span m='56940'>if</span> <span m='57240'>I</span> <span m='57370'>was</span> <span m='57600'>not with</span> <span m='57960'>a general</span> <span m='58240'>surgeon,</span> <span m='58460'>I would</span> <span m='58580'>probably operate</span> <span m='58900'>with</span> <span m='59020'>another</span> <span m='59220'>gynecologist.</span> <span m='59932'>So</span> <span m='60290'>it made</span> <span m='60350'>me</span> <span m='60480'>kind</span> <span m='60560'>of</span> <span m='60770'>think</span> <span m='60940'>outside</span> <span m='61220'>the</span> <span m='61290'>box,</span> <span m='62550'>where</span> <span m='62720'>I</span> <span m='62790'>can</span> <span m='62960'>still</span> <span m='63300'>be</span> <span m='63750'>able</span> <span m='63830'>to</span> <span m='63930'>do</span> <span m='64640'>big</span> <span m='64810'>cases,</span> <span m='65230'>do</span> <span m='65420'>good</span> <span m='65630'>cases,</span> <span m='66150'>but</span> <span m='66290'>maybe</span> <span m='66410'>with</span> <span m='66520'>a</span> <span m='66570'>different</span> <span m='66830'>type</span> <span m='67020'>of</span> <span m='67080'>surgeon,</span> <span m='67340'>as</span> <span m='67450'>opposed</span> <span m='67760'>just</span> <span m='67900'>another</span> <span m='68100'>gynecologist.</span> </p><p><span m='69790'>I</span> <span m='69920'>would</span> <span m='70040'>say</span> <span m='70190'>right</span> <span m='70390'>now</span> <span m='70610'>there</span> <span m='70890'>probably really</span> <span m='71170'>is</span> <span m='71370'>no</span> <span m='71560'>difficulty</span> <span m='72190'>getting</span> <span m='72350'>a</span> <span m='72410'>job</span> <span m='72780'>in</span> <span m='72990'>obstetrics and</span> <span m='73200'>gynecology.</span> <span m='73580'>A</span> <span m='73630'>lot of it</span> <span m='73870'>depends</span> <span m='74210'>on</span> <span m='74670'>what</span> <span m='74830'>you</span> <span m='74960'>want</span> <span m='75120'>your</span> <span m='75240'>lifestyle</span> <span m='75525'>to</span> <span m='75810'>be,</span> <span m='76390'>and</span> <span m='76720'>more</span> <span m='76770'>or less</span> <span m='77110'>where</span> <span m='77240'>you</span> <span m='77410'>want</span> <span m='77670'>to live.</span> <span m='78170'>Usually,</span> <span m='78430'>though,</span> <span m='78640'>in</span> <span m='78800'>cities,</span> <span m='79680'>where</span> <span m='79840'>there</span> <span m='80270'>is</span> <span m='80530'>more of a</span> <span m='80810'>supply</span> <span m='81220'>than</span> <span m='81440'>demand,</span> <span m='82450'>then</span> <span m='82600'>it</span> <span m='82730'>probably</span> <span m='82910'>may</span> <span m='83080'>be</span> <span m='83230'>a</span> <span m='83270'>little</span> <span m='83535'>challenging,</span> <span m='83800'>like</span> <span m='83950'>in</span> <span m='84030'>a</span> <span m='84120'>larger</span> <span m='84480'>city.</span> <span m='84680'>But</span> <span m='84820'>as</span> <span m='85000'>you</span> <span m='85360'>move</span> <span m='85820'>away from</span> <span m='85910'>cities,</span> <span m='85990'>say out</span> <span m='86290'>to the</span> <span m='86560'>suburbs,</span> <span m='86825'>the</span> <span m='87090'>more</span> <span m='87280'>smaller</span> <span m='87620'>towns,</span> <span m='88100'>there are</span> <span m='88370'>certainly</span> <span m='88600'>opportunities</span> <span m='89290'>for</span> <span m='89370'>you</span> <span m='89725'>and your</span> <span m='90080'>family.</span> </p><p><span m='90590'>My</span> <span m='90690'>work and</span> <span m='90920'>life</span> <span m='91130'>balance</span> <span m='91450'>is</span> <span m='91740'>pretty</span> <span m='91970'>good.</span> <span m='93420'>I don't know,</span> <span m='93630'>I sometimes</span> <span m='93980'>say</span> <span m='94130'>it's</span> <span m='94260'>either</span> <span m='94440'>feast</span> <span m='94760'>or</span> <span m='94820'>famine.</span> <span m='95320'>So</span> <span m='95560'>meaning</span> <span m='95880'>that</span> <span m='96520'>when</span> <span m='96690'>it's</span> <span m='96840'>the</span> <span m='96950'>famine,</span> <span m='97360'>then</span> <span m='97510'>yes,</span> <span m='97740'>I</span> <span m='97800'>go</span> <span m='98010'>home</span> <span m='98240'>every</span> <span m='98380'>day</span> <span m='98520'>at</span> <span m='98610'>5</span> <span m='98810'>o'clock,</span> <span m='99180'>and</span> <span m='99340'>I don't</span> <span m='99430'>get</span> <span m='99570'>called</span> <span m='99870'>back</span> <span m='100030'>to</span> <span m='100100'>the</span> <span m='100180'>hospital.</span> <span m='101260'>It can go</span> <span m='101690'>on for</span> <span m='101800'>days,</span> <span m='102160'>or</span> <span m='102210'>weeks.</span> <span m='102530'>Then</span> <span m='102750'>there</span> <span m='102910'>can</span> <span m='103020'>be</span> <span m='103140'>times</span> <span m='103480'>where</span> <span m='103770'>I'm</span> <span m='103870'>out</span> <span m='104130'>every</span> <span m='104420'>night,</span> <span m='105120'>so</span> <span m='105280'>it</span> <span m='105470'>kind</span> <span m='105680'>of</span> <span m='105790'>really</span> <span m='106160'>depends.</span> <span m='106990'>But</span> <span m='107370'>what</span> <span m='107520'>has</span> <span m='108250'>helped</span> <span m='108560'>with</span> <span m='108740'>the</span> <span m='108830'>work</span> <span m='109000'>life</span> <span m='109170'>balance,</span> <span m='110040'>we</span> <span m='110190'>certainly</span> <span m='110520'>schedule</span> <span m='111120'>periodic</span> <span m='111640'>family</span> <span m='112040'>trips</span> <span m='112310'>so</span> <span m='112610'>that we</span> <span m='113260'>leave</span> <span m='113720'>town</span> <span m='114070'>and</span> <span m='114180'>get</span> <span m='114310'>away.</span> <span m='114870'>And</span> <span m='115060'>that</span> <span m='115150'>really</span> <span m='115320'>kind</span> <span m='115490'>of</span> <span m='115530'>helps the</span> <span m='115830'>family</span> <span m='116260'>say,</span> <span m='116380'>OK,</span> <span m='116670'>it</span> <span m='116810'>might</span> <span m='116930'>be</span> <span m='117040'>busy</span> <span m='117290'>now,</span> <span m='117520'>but</span> <span m='117660'>guess</span> <span m='117890'>what,</span> <span m='118380'>a few</span> <span m='118600'>more weeks,</span> <span m='118750'>we're going</span> <span m='118910'>on</span> <span m='119060'>a</span> <span m='119130'>family</span> <span m='119350'>vacation</span> <span m='119790'>together.</span> <span m='120120'>So that</span> <span m='120220'>just</span> <span m='120420'>kind</span> <span m='120560'>of</span> <span m='120610'>helps</span> <span m='120780'>the</span> <span m='120840'>whole</span> <span m='120960'>family</span> <span m='122450'>enjoy</span> <span m='122750'>that</span> <span m='123140'>work</span> <span m='123360'>life</span> <span m='123580'>balance.</span> </p>","file":{"id":619084,"video_id":"","name":"3075-Rwanda - OBGYN IN-DEPTH.mp4","duration":124900,"thumbnail_url":null}});