In celebration of National Women Physicians day, we want to highlight the skills, dedication, and hard work of our amazing female preceptors who offer their time and resources to aspiring healthcare professionals. To do this, we interviewed one of our most active Chicago-based female preceptors, Dr. J.
Dr. J. is an Obstetrician and Gynecologist who focuses on reproductive health. As the co-director of a fertility institute located in the Chicagoland area, she provides award-winning care to her patients.
Continue reading below for information on her medical journey and what it’s like to provide care in such a personal and important area of medicine. To apply for Dr. J.’s virtual rotation, click here. To apply for her in-person rotation, click here.
Q: In honor of National Women Physicians Day, we can’t think of a better leading AMO female physician to interview as your OBGYN experience is one of our most loved! What do you love most about hosting clinical experiences?
A: AMO visitors come from all over the world—I love being able to work with all different types of people who are as devoted to the medical field as I am. No matter where visitors come from, they are dedicated to patient care. I love that commitment!
I also love the learning that comes with being a preceptor, especially in the presently changing environment. Going from in-person to virtual has required me to integrate new virtual patient care methods, a process that has been a lot of fun.
Q: Part of the reason many physicians host with us is to give back to the medical education industry. What was your medical education journey like? Where did you go to school, and where did you complete your residency and fellowship?
A: I attended Ross University for medical school and Wayne State for both my residency and fellowship. Currently, in addition to being an OBGYN, I am also a medical school professor at my alma mater, Wayne State University.
Q: Why did you choose to specialize in obstetrics and gynecology?
A: I discovered my infertility at a young age and knew that I would need help with it in the future. I also knew that being an OBGYN would allow me to practice in the medical industry, which would also help me personally.