Today, for the first time in my 3rd year clerkship (or at least the first time it mattered) I was asked WHY I want to go into ob/gyn. Normally they just ask what you're thinking about going into...
I fumbled and felt like nothing I said was sufficient. It almost seemed as if I was sucking up to the 4th year resident who had asked.
My old answers:
-I'm passionate about women's reproductive health
-I wrote my undergrad thesis on pregnancy & birth through the lens of medical anthropology which is what brought me to med school
-I want to be an abortion provider
-I like surgery, but would prefer having more continuity of care than gen surg offers
-The more I learn about embryology the more fascinating I find it
-It was between ob/gyn & peds but it turns out that I like surgery
-I think women are being short changed by a lot of current ob/gyns, and I know that I can offer better
And my new answer: