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A Career as a OBGYN By: Austin Johnson MIM Virtual Camp Project Atlanta, Georgia
What is a OB-GYN An obstetrician-gynecologist, or ob-gyn, is a doctor who specializes in the care of women. He or she has completed special training in obstetrics, which is the care of pregnant women. This includes the preconception (before pregnancy) period, pregnancy, labor and childbirth, and after a baby is born. Ob- gyns are also trained in gynecology. Gynecology covers a woman’s general health care, including care of her reproductive organs, breasts, and sexual function. Gynecology also includes management of hormonal disorders, treatment of infections, and training in surgery to correct or treat pelvic organ or urinary tract problems.
Where can a OBGYN practice? As a OBGYN you can practice in a variety of settings. As a OBGYN your typically in surgery or on the labor & delivery floors. Lots of OBGYN’s are in private practice, or in a hospital owned medical practice. Some even work in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Specialties of OBGYN Maternal Fetal Medicine (Perinatology) GYN Oncology Reproductive Endocrinology Urogynecology (not yet board certified) Pediatrics and Adolescent Gynecology
Education In order to become a OBGYN you need to go to medical school. Before you get to medical school you must first successful complete college with the prerequisites for medical school. While in college you will also take the “MCAT” Medical College Admissions Test. Medical school is a total of four years. Most Physicians are M.D.’s or D.O.. Once you’ve complete medical school you will enter a OBGYN residency for the next four years. Once you have completed residency you have the option to do a fellowship which last for at least 3 years/
Day in the life of an OBGYN 7:30 to 9:00 AM Surgery/Hospital Rounds 9:00-11:30 Office Hours 11:30-1:30 Lunch (often used for returning phone calls, attending hospital committee or educational meetings) 1:30 -5:00 Office hours 5:00- 6:00 Telephone calls, administrative duties, hospital rounds 41 to 60 hours per week 48 weeks devoted to practice 85 patient contacts (80% in office)
Surgeries As a Gynecologist you can perform numerous surgeries. Here are some to name a few. Abdominal hysterectomy Vaginal hysterectomy Laparotomy w/o hysterectomy Surgery for urinary incontinence Lap. surgery for ectopic pregnancy Laparoscopic surgeries Hysteroscopy Conizations Induced abortion (surgical) Surgical sterilization
Why I choose this career I've always have been interested in science and helping people. When I was much younger I new I wanted to be a physician. Over the summer of 2013 I got the opportunity to work with physicians in different medical and surgical specialties. While working with physicians I new I liked surgery but also really liked primary care. OBGYN can offer me the opportunity to do both.
Salarys The average salary of a general OBGYN is about $350,000. If you choose to purse a subspecialty in OBGYN your looking at about almost 400,000 a year.