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Obstetricians/gynecologists work long, irregular hours. They may be paged at any moment to rush to the hospital to deliver a baby or handle a medical emergency. On a typical day, an OB/GYN might have to travel from his or her office to the hospital several times. An OB/GYN might start the day by reviewing patient charts at the office and then head to the hospital to perform surgery and make rounds. After returning to the office, an OB/GYN might see patients during the afternoon and then finish the day by updating medical records, phoning patients, and reading journals to keep up with new developments in the field.

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