Patients often ask me why I chose Obstetrics and Gynecology as a career. I always knew that I wanted to have a livelihood centered around using my hands. I used to think I was going to be an engineer or a chef, but these avenues didn't provide the type of fulfillment I was looking for. I wanted to make a difference in other people's lives. Surgery was the answer. During my OB/GYN rotation at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine I participated in my first delivery. I know it sounds cliche, but seeing that baby born was a stroke of serendipity for me. My eyes teared as the attending Dr. Ricky Friedman handed the couple their newborn baby. The father cried, the mother cried, and I cried. I had just helped bring a new life into this world and I felt an indescribable sense of purpose. I knew, beyond any doubt, that this is what I wanted to spend my life doing.