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Obstetrics and gynecology: what a career!

Published:March 17, 2011DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2011.03.009
      In planning this presentation, I asked many of you what I could talk about. It was not like I have spent the last 38 years dedicated to one small niche of one subspecialty in our profession. My career, however, has been all over the map. You see I am a “GENERALIST,” and I am proud of that fact. It is interesting that the term generalist, I don't believe, was coined until well into my career, if not just here in the past decade. I, however, to make things more complicated, am a generalist who took a rather sharp fork in the road. Right about midcareer after 12 years of private practice, I launched into the training of medical students and residents and have spent the past 23 years in that role. I have had the opportunity to experience our wonderful specialty from 2 rather diverse viewpoints.
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