Category Archives: OBGYN

Gyn Onc

The other half of my OBGYN rotation was what’s known in shorthand, Gyn Onc, which stands for gynecological oncology – cancer of the female reproductive organs. So for two weeks I saw patients who either already had been diagnosed with cervical, ovarian, uterine (endometrial), vaginal, or vulvar cancer, or who had a tumor of unknown […]

Labor and Delivery

Ok, so I’m not a total novice when it comes to giving birth. Of course it was 17 years ago when my body took over and pushed out a 6 lb, 6 oz little girl, but I remember every single minute of it, in part because I was hippie enough (AKA young and dumb) to […]

My Mid-Med School Crisis

OK, maybe it’s not really a crisis. It’s a “I’m so physically tired, and sick of always smiling and pretending I’m loving each of these rotations and the crazy hours some of them require, and I can’t get motivated to study for the exam that’s coming up at the end of the rotation, and I […]