Open Access Opinion

Trends and Evolution in Women’s Health Workforce in the First Quarter of the 21st Century

Katherine J Kramer1 MD, M. Elena Rhoads-Baeza2 MD, Sandra Sadek3 MD, Conrad R. Chao4 MD, Capricia Bell5 BS and Maurice-Andre Recanati6* MD-MS, FACOG

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, St. Vincent’s Medical Centers Manhattan, New York, NY, 10011 USA

2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of California at Irvine, Orange, CA, 92868 USA

3Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX, 77030 USA

4Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 87131 USA

5Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, 48201 USA

6Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 48201 USA

Corresponding Author

Received Date:April 04, 2022;  Published Date: April 19, 2022


Medicine in general, and particularly women’s health, is rapidly evolving. This brief communication exposes some of the changes in Obstetrics and Gynecology but are relevant to all areas of medicine. As medical knowledge grows exponentially, there may be a greater sub-specialization of physicians, residency education must adapt, physician burnout remains an issue and clinician-scientist are becoming a dying breed. In addition, healthcare delivery systems and technological innovations, such as intelligent-EMRs, promise to support physician and prevent medical errors.

Keywords: Burnout; OB/GYN; Physician workforce; Resident training; Subspecialty; Technology

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