Obstetrician/Gynecologist: Main Duties and Responsibilities (01:40)
Dr. Theresa Burcher is an attending physician at a medium size hospital. She cares for women in all aspects of their life from adolescence to menopause. It is a fulfilling career.
Obstetrician/Gynecologist: Career Beginnings (00:54)
Burcher always knew she wanted to be a doctor. During her third year in medical school, she found the OB/GYN rotation most enjoyable.
Obstetrician/Gynecologist: Keys for Success (02:56)
A doctor needs a good reputation, to be diligent, and hardworking. In a professional setting, one needs to research best-evidence techniques and be a part of the medical community. Women are the cornerstone of their communities and need to feel empowered.
Obstetrician/Gynecologist: Education and Certification Requirements (02:27)
Doctors need to attend college, medical school, and a residency program. Graduates need to take two exams to practice independently. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists require continuing education classes to renew licenses.
Obstetrician/Gynecologist: Workplace Atmosphere (02:10)
OB/GYNs work with different types of people including patients, residents, anesthesiologists, surgeons, psychologists, and others. Love what you do and like where you work. The hours are long.
Obstetrician/Gynecologist: Advice for Aspiring Pros (02:39)
Residency training is difficult. The field of obstetrics and gynecology has multiple specialties. Ask questions; women believe there will be difficulty in achieving goals.
Obstetrician/Gynecologist: A Day on the Job (02:17)
Dr. Burcher divides her time between the office and the hospital. During sign-out, the outgoing team discusses treatment plans and strategies they have implemented. Burcher discusses her daily tasks on-call including circumcisions, patient meetings, surgeries, resident management, and deliveries.
Obstetrician/Gynecologist: Industry Goals and Services (01:19)
OB/GYNs want to empower women and feel like a primary care doctor.
Obstetrician/Gynecologist: Industry Challenges (01:39)
Burcher feels that governmental and insurance policies limit women's choices and access to care. The decisions are being made by men.
Obstetrician/Gynecologist: Looking at the Future (02:11)
OB/GYNs need to be more active in governmental and insurance policy-making. There are currently more men than women in the field; Burcher expects to see the ratio change.
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