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If I wanted to become an OBGYN in the future, what would I get my phD in?

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Richard’s Answer

An Ob/gyn has a medical degree, not a PhD.

In the US, to apply to medical school, you need a bachelor's degree. Any 4-year university should suffice.

During college study for and complete the MCAT. Devote an entire summer to studying for the MCAT and consider paying for a prep course if you can afford it.
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It was about $140 and he achieved his goal score.

Apply to medical schools during your last year of college.

Medical school takes 4 years to complete.

After medical school an OB/Gyn would complete a 4 year residency for additional training.

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Robert’s Answer

A PhD is not needed to become an ObGyn. You must earn either an MD (Doctor of Medicine) or a DO (Doctor of Osteopathy) degree. (Or the equivalent from a foreign medical school + certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Trained Medical Graduates). One must also complete an ObGyn residency and pass licensing and board certification exam.


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