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What Certifications Or Licenses Are Required To Become An Ob/gyn?

Postby sevastianos » Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:38 am

These are 5 steps to becoming an OBGYN:

Step 1: Research OBGYN Career Duties and Education

OBGYNs are experts in female anatomy. These medical experts perform hysterectomies, ultrasounds and laparoscopies. OBGYNs also treat ailments, including mesothelioma, menopause, infertility and fibroids. After four years of college and four rigorous years of medical school, OBGYNs enter a 4-year American Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited residency. Then, they earn state licensure and pass two board exams before being certified.

Step 2: Excel in Your Undergraduate Studies

Students aspiring to become Obstetricians and Gynecologists need outstanding college grades. Students should take courses in anatomy, chemistry, biology, genetics and physics, which can demand heavy study time. Students pursuing a career as an OBGYN who have science prerequisites don't need a science related major.

Step 3: Go to Medical School

Future medical students must score high on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). Taken electronically, it contains four sections dealing with physical sciences, verbal reasoning, writing and biological sciences. The MCAT takes about 4.5 hours. After a rigorous application process with tough interviews, a future OBGYN undertakes the challenge of medical school. The first two years include studying, taking in-depth science courses and learning medical terminology and practices. In the third and fourth years, students undergo training at a clinic or hospital.

Step 4: Finish Your OBGYN Residency

OBGYNs spend a 4-year residency gaining experience at clinics or hospitals. During this time they oversee medical students, gain experience in preventive and primary care, diagnose patients and perform surgery. A resident OBGYNs' responsibility increases each year. OBGYNs in residency spend long hours at the hospital and respond to unexpected emergencies and births at all hours of the night.

Step 5: Become Licensed and Certified

OBGYNs must apply for state licensure by taking an examination, reports the AAMC. For American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology certification, OBGYNs must pass two board exams. The first is a lengthy written exam, taken immediately after completing residency. Then, OBGYNs must practice for two years before taking an oral exam given by a panel of professors. OBGYNs can also seek certification in a subspecialty, such as maternal/fetal medicine, gynecologic oncology,reproductive endocrinology and infertility or urogynecology/reconstructive pelvic surgery.

Hope I helped!!!
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What Certifications Or Licenses Are Required To Become An Ob/gyn?

Postby Marquez » Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:45 am

Great discussion, just what I was looking for.
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What Certifications Or Licenses Are Required To Become An Ob/gyn?

Postby diandre18 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:23 pm

Extremely curious about the answer to this
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