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what is the best school to attendant for a OBGYN?

This is important question to me because this is the occupation I want . #obgyn #obstetrician #gynecology #doctor #healthcare #hospital-and-healthcare


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Walt’s Answer

According to US News & World Report, the top 10 medical school programs for students who are studying to become obstetrician/gynecologists are:


  1. Harvard University
  2. University of California - San Francisco
  3. Johns Hopkins University
  4. University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
  5. University of Pennsylvania (Perelman)
  6. University of Pittsburgh
  7. Washington University in St. Louis
  8. Northwestern University (Feinberg)
  9. Duke University
  10. Columbia University


However, it is important to know that you can pursue and attain a very successful career as an OB/GYN by attending an US medical school that is not on this list. Becker's Hospital Review identified OB/GYN as one of the most in demand fields of medicine. It is also among the best compensated. This means that you can help patients and earn a great living in a stable career even if you do not attend one of the very selective schools listed above.


Note: the best preparation for attending these medical schools is to pursue a rigorous, science-related major such as biochemistry, biology, or chemistry while completing your undergraduate studies.


Sources:

https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-medical-schools/obgyn-rankings

https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-physician-relationships/20-most-in-demand-medical-specialties-in-2017-average-income.html

Walt recommends the following next steps:

Do independent research on medical school programs
Study for and take the MCAT
Apply to medical schools
Complete a 4-year medical school program
Complete a 3-year fellowship in OB/Gyn

Thank you,this was very helpful. Denise A.

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Estelle’s Answer

Any 4 year university that is reasonably well-respected will offer the pre-med requirements necessary to apply to medical school. Once accepted to medical school, you will have 4 years of medical training prior to beginning a career in OB Gyn. Any accredited medical school in the US should be able to get you into a residency program if you do well.

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