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OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY . The residency choice for YOU !. “Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to great places, you’re off and away! You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose!” - Dr. Seuss.

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obstetrics gynaecology


The residency choice for YOU !


“Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to great places,you’re off and away!You have brains in your head,you have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose!”- Dr. Seuss

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Obstetrics & Gynaecology

It’s fast-paced!

It’s exciting!

It’s hands on!

there is a need
There is a NEED….

380 pregnancies/minute

1600 maternal deaths/day worldwide

Advances in human reproductive technology

Increasing number of preterm deliveries

Advances in surgical procedures

An aging population and new concepts in hormone therapy

it s rewarding

Patient/Family-Centered Care

Important Life Events

Health Care Through Life Cycle

Public Education

Preventive Medicine

lots of opportunity

Fewer Family Physicians are doing OB

Job Opportunities across Canada

Residency Positions Nation-Wide

You will be in demand!

triumphs in obs gyn
Triumphs in Obs/Gyn!


Oral Contraceptive Pill, HRT

Oxytocic Drugs

Laparoscopic Surgical Advances

Reproductive Technologies

we are cool because
We are cool because...

We are a unique specialty combining medical and surgical skills to address women’s health care issues during the entire reproductive life cycle

you will have variety
You will have variety...

In one day you could spend time doing:

Promotion of women’s health issues

Labour and delivery

Ambulatory clinics

Contraceptive, or menopause counseling

Surgical procedures in the operating room

Laboratory or clinical research

Ultrasound in obstetrics and gynaecology

Reproductive technologies like IVF

residency will i survive
Residency – Will I Survive?


Calls: 1/4 - 1/7

Strict adherence to union guidelines

Clinical and Research Training

Maternity/Paternity Leave

Good camaraderie across the country

FUN is always to be had ! ! !



MALES - ? Endangered Species

Ethical Dilemmas

Technology - Friend or Foe ?

lifestyle you dictate it
LIFESTYLE … you dictate it.

# 1 or # 2 concern

“On Call ” even as a staff

Easier with 12 hour shifts in many centers

Sign outwhen off call

Maternity / Paternity Leave

Type of Practice


males an endangered species
MALES- an Endangered Species ?

It’s not gender, it’s attitude!

Being a good gynecologist is NOT determined at birth



Skilled surgically

None of these criteria are specific to males OR females!

Many centers are 50%+ males

beyond residency
Beyond Residency

Multitude of Practice Opportunities







Teaching . . .

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Beyond Residency

Several Subspecialties:

Gynaecologic Oncology

Maternal Fetal Medicine

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Urogynaecology and Pelvic Surgery

Pediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology

Minimally Invasive Surgery

if you re interested in
If You’re Interested In...

An Exciting Specialty


Patient/Family - Centred Care



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If You’re Interested In...

Lots of Future….


Flexibility in Practice Type and Location


share the magic
Share the MAGIC!

Proud parents Susan and Mike welcome the arrival of Liam James. Born at 11:23 pm December 18. Liam weighed 8 pounds,2 ounces. Also thrilled are grandparents and big sister, Sarah. Thank you to all the doctors and nurses who helped in Liam’s delivery!

Contact your local SOGC Junior Member resident representative

There are two in the Obstetrics residency program at your school

Contact the SOGC

jpoirier@sogc.com - Janie heads the Medical student and resident programs

Talk to any Obstetrics resident or staff

They’d be happy to help out!