Obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) is a speciality in medicine that includes the care of women during their pregnancy and postpartum This speciality also includes the gynecologic primary care for women. They perform tests such as ultrasounds and fetal heart monitoring. They also perform deliveries and surgical caesarean section. Also, OB/GYNs do annual screenings for women. OB/GYNs tend to patients in various settings such as outpatient clinics and hospitals. Some specialize in areas such as infertility, high-risk pregnancy, and cancer. In order to become an OB/GYN, one must attend medical school for four years followed by a four year residency program. Active listening skills and quick thinking are important skills for this speciality.
Dr. Jennifer Tam spent seven years completing the combined BA/MD program at Brooklyn College and completed her residency at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Tam has practiced at a couple different hospitals specializing in Gynecology and Obstetrics. Dr. Jennifer Tam is now retired, but maintains roles as an author and physician life coach. She dedicates her voice to raising awareness around physician burnout and has joined with her compassionate partner, Dr. Marlena Jbara, in developing GrooveMDs.com, a resource center dedicated to providing healing for our healers through community-based conversation. When Dr. Tam isn’t working, she enjoys visual art and painting, and outdoor activities like hiking and biking. She is also a mother herself-- a single mom of two boys.