This essay is the national winner of a contest sponsored by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' Junior College Advisory Council.
From the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women’s Health, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri.
The Junior Fellow College Advisory Council of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists sponsored a contest to promote a positive perception of the specialty. Of the 10 best essays selected from each district, this essay was the national winner. The winning essays from the other districts are reprinted on pages 1187–94.
Lisa Brennaman, MD, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women’s Health, Columbia Regional Health Pavilion, 402 Keene Street, Columbia, MO 65201; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.