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Obstetricians/Gynecologists

Experience, Skills, and Personality Traits

An OB/GYN is experienced in assisting not only patients but coworkers and other caregivers; analyzing and evaluating information in order to choose the best solution to a medical problem; and establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships with others in order to achieve the best results. To make this experience most effective, the OB/GYN employs critical thinking, listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills, as well as problem solving, decision making, and assessment skills. Personality traits of the effective OB/GYN are integrity, dependability, attention to details, ability to tolerate stress and exercise self-control even in difficult situations, empathy for others, persistence in spite of difficulties, adaptability in the case of changing conditions, and self-reliance in achieving goals.

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