Hope you are having a great holiday. By the time you are at the point in your life of being licensed to be an OBGYN to deliver a baby...….you will be a pro....Most people I know young and older like me have some level of fear before they start something new.
I have learned that fear is just our lack of ability to control the future. No one can predict what the future holds. So you might want to spend that nervous energy focusing on today and the steps you need to take to get you where, at this point you, where you want to be.
At 13 my guess is that you are in middle school. Make certain you get very good grades in school. So how about you focus all the great energy and interest in taking all the steps you need to do o you can deliver emergency and non emergency babies as a doctor.
When I want to learn about certain careers I go online and ask Google. "What classes do I need to take to get into med school?" What classes to I need to take in college to get to med school?" "What do I need to do to become an OBGYN?" I check a few different sites and if the sites say the same thing I assume that the information I am getting is accurate. This is some of what I have found for you.
Lots of steps before you can officially deliver a baby as a doctor in an emergency.
Make certain you are getting good grades especially in math and science. <span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); background-color: white;">To prepare for a pre-</span>med major, you must take the right courses in high school.
You will need to do well in biology, chemistry, physics, and math. You will need to take AP and advanced courses as often as possible and maintain high grades. Meet with your guidance counselor to plot the appropriate high school courses.
Once you graduate High School you will need to complete an Undergraduate Degree Program (4 years)-most likely <span style="color: rgb(85, 85, 85); background-color: white;">as a Bachelor of Science in Biology. I see where students with Chemistry and certain engineering degrees can also gain entry. You will be assigned an advisor at the college/university who should be able to guide you through course selection. Close to graduating from college </span>you will need to pass the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) <span style="color: rgb(85, 85, 85);">to gain entry into medical school. The MCAT is an intensive, day-long exam that tests students on biology, chemistry and physics,</span>
<span style="color: rgb(85, 85, 85); background-color: white;">Then you will need to complete a 4-year medical school program. Aspiring OBGYNs take many of the same courses as general physicians, but may choose classes with a concentration in obstetrics and gynecology. Medical school programs also include </span>extensive hands-on practice<span style="color: rgb(85, 85, 85); background-color: white;"> through clinical rotations in which students can gain experience in OBGYN.</span> Most likely you will have a more experience doctor helping you.
<span style="color: rgb(85, 85, 85); background-color: white;">The next step is to complete an internship and residency in a hospital. An internship is usually a year long, while a medical residency may last between 3-7 years.</span>
<span style="background-color: white;">The final step is to obtain a license. State licensure is mandatory in order to officially become an OBGYN</span>
I hope this helps. Feel free to reach back out.
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Carol recommends the following next steps:
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