Perform daily general health care to help patients heal and recover.
Obstetricians and Gynecologists work hard to earn their title. During their eight years of college, they rely on their Obstetrics and Gynecology Professor to teach them all they need to know about the female reproductive system, conception, and labor. Obstetrics and Gynecology Professors even teach about bedside manner, how to handle emergencies, and how to respond to infertility issues.
As an Obstetrics and Gynecology Professor, you divide your day between the classroom and the lab. Like most Professors, you put in time performing research that adds to current knowledge about your area of expertise. You might work on new ways to identify ovarian cancer or protect against sexually transmitted diseases that endanger pregnancies. Or, you could study birth defects, the effects of environmental pollutants and reproduction rates, or anything else that helps Scientists better understand organ activity.
In the classroom, you prepare lesson plans, present lectures, answer questions, and instigate discussions. Some Professors teach only a class or two, while others teach several. You make yourself available for one-on-one consultations where you can mentor students. To measure knowledge retention, you assign and grade written reports, oral reports, and tests.
Because you’ve reached the level of Professor, you also participate in the political side of campus life. You attend activities, moonlight as a guest speaker, and write grants in an ongoing effort to secure funds for the department.