The education and training required for either of those positions require graduation from medical school, which requires you to get a bachelors degree and then graduating from medical school. After completion of medical school, you will need to complete a residency in either obgyn or pediatrics for neonatology. For neonatology, you will need to complete a fellowship in neonatology after completion of your residency.
Nija Jackson, LMSW
Good Evening, I hope you are doing well. You have selected an interesting career. Way to go. I think it is absolutely great that you have a desire to ask questions about becoming an OB-GYN or a neonatologist. Here is my response to your question: The requirement for entering the field is that you must obtain a four year degree either in pre-med, biology; and chemistry prior to applying for medical school. You can refer to the 1) Occupational Outlook Handbook; 2) http://doctorly.org/how-to-become-a-neonatologist/; 3) https://work.chron.com/educational-steps-becoming-neonatologist-5120.html; and 4).career trend.com for further information about becoming an OB-GYN or neonatologist.
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Pick a major that interests you so you don't mind devoting a majority of your hours to studying. You will need to get good grades in college in order to apply for medical school. At the medical school I attended, the average GPA is reported to be 3.85, so even one or two B's can hurt your chances of acceptance.
Aside from this, any major is acceptable as long as you complete the prerequisite courses.
Typical medical school prerequisites include:
Biology: Lecture – 4 semesters; Lab – 1 semester
General Chemistry: Lecture – 2 semesters; Lab – 1 semester
Organic Chemistry: Lecture – 2 semesters; Lab – 1 semester
Biochemistry: Lecture – 1 semester
General Physics: Lecture – 2 semesters; Lab – 1 semester
Math: Statistics – 1 semester
English: Rhetoric (Composition) and Literature – 2 semesters
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.
Apply to medical schools during your last year of college.
Medical school takes 4 years to complete.
After medical school physicians complete a residency for additional training. These can last 3-6 years and are sometimes followed by an additional year or two of fellowship subspecialty training.
Complete an Undergraduate Degree Program. Pursue a four-year undergraduate degree, such as a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology. Students may consider taking courses in biology, chemistry and anatomy, which provide a foundation of education for medical school and human health.
You will need a bachelor's degree in sciences then move to medical school
After then you will apply for residency in ob gyn and then subspecialize in neonatology.
Good luck with your efforts to join a great professional opportunity