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How many year's do you have to stay in college for OBGYN?

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Jeffrey’s Answer

To become an OB/GYN in the United States you need to complete an OB/GYN medical residency (4 years) after medical school (another 4 years) and that's usually after you've attended and graduated from college.

Yes, it's a very long process to becoming an OB/GYN, or any doctor really since all require some school after graduating college. But, in my opinion, it's all worth it for the truly special moments that only medicine provides.
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Bre'Kina obstetrician-gynecologists (OBGYNs) doctors generally alternate between an office setting and the hospital. As a result, schedules may be irregular and can include late nights, early morning hours, and weekends, depending on the needs of their patients and their on-call schedule. Although similar, OBGYN and gynecologist careers differ in that OBGYNs specialize in women's health and issues related to birth instead of primarily women's reproductive health. OBGYNs administer Pap tests and mammograms and help patients deal with complications that include fibroid tumors, infertility, preterm labor, and caesarean births.

STEP 1: EARN YOUR BACHELOR'S DEGREE • COLLEGE TYPICALLY 4-YEARS
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. Most programs that offer science degrees also include laboratory courses, which allow students to become familiarized with lab equipment and procedures.

STEP 2: OBTAIN YOUR MEDICAL DEGREE • MEDICAL SCHOOL 4-YEARS
The core curriculum of a medical school program generally lasts four years. In the first two years of most programs, students take courses in cells and tissues, immunology, infectious diseases, and the reproductive system, among other subjects. During the second two years, students complete a series of clinical rotations, working with patients under the supervision of licensed physicians in various areas of practice, including obstetrics and gynecology. While there are some online OBGYN courses, typically medical school courses are taken in person.

STEP 3: COMPLETE YOUR RESIDENCY • 3-7 YEARS
Doctors have a chance to immerse themselves in their specialties at the residency level. Obstetrician-gynecologists gain hands-on experience in obstetrics, gynecology, and emergency medicine, among other areas. 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. During a medical residency, OBGYN students are paid employees and may evaluate patients, create treatment plans, and observe patient progress.

Step 4: LICENSING & CERTIFICATION
All medical doctors must be licensed by their state medical boards in order to practice. Although requirements vary by state, the licensing process generally involves taking the USMLE and submitting proof of education and training. Find out the requirements for your state, and refer to the American Medical Association's publication on state medical licensure requirements and statistics, which can help prospective doctors wade through this challenging process. Applicants must also become certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, by submitting proof of experience and passing both a written and an oral exam.

Becoming an OBGYN requires a significant amount of formal education Bre'Kina.

Doc recommends the following next steps:

Prepare for the MCAT – The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is required for entrance into accredited medical schools. The exam includes questions on physical and biological science and tests students' verbal reasoning and cognitive abilities. Some students take practice exams and form study groups to prepare; MCAT preparatory courses are available that can be taken in person or online.
Build leadership skills – Medical schools tend to look for individuals with leadership abilities. Students can lead projects in school, take leadership courses, or take on leadership roles in extracurricular or volunteer activities.
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Cameren’s Answer

So, you want to become an OBGYN (Obstetrician-Gynecologist). An OBGYN works in women's reproductive health focusing mainly on family planning, menstruation, pregnancy, and child birth. Below I will lay out the steps of how to reach this goal.

1. The fist step, as with many career paths, is to obtain a Bachelor's degree. In order to do this, you will need to earn admission into an undergraduate program at a university and complete the required courses needed for your respective major. It is also a good idea to take courses relevant to the MCAT in order to score well. You should also commit time to joining relevant clubs and/or research teams. Medical schools look for well-rounded individuals who can dedicate their time to helping others, so volunteering is also a good option. Don't forget you will need letters of recommendation for your medical school applications so make sure to form good relationships with professors and research team leaders. This will take on average four years.

2. After receiving your undergraduate degree and taking the MCAT. You will need to gain acceptance into an accredited medical school you will spend four years expanding you knowledge of medicine. Most programs are set up to have classroom based work for the first two years and clinical rotations the last two years. Earning a medical degree (MD) will take four years.

3. After earning your M.D. you will need to complete a residency program. The residency program will allow you to gain hands-on experience in your specialty (OBGYN). According to the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, gynecology residency programs generally last four years.

4. So now that you have finished your residency program you will need to take your state medical boards to allow you to practice medicine in your state. You will become board certified through the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology after passing a written and oral exam.

5. Now that you are board certified OBGYNs typically complete a fellowship program that allow them to further specialize and conduct research. Some common areas for fellowship programs include gynecologic ontology, family planning, and maternal-fetal medicine. These programs are usually three years at length.

6. Now you are finally an OBGYN but you need to continuously take updated educational units throughout your career to main your license.

So, overall you can expect to spend around 15 years starting in undergrad before becoming an experienced OBGYN. This may seem like a long time but don't forget that for a majority of those years you are working as an OBGYN while learning, gaining experience under superiors, and honing your skills, so it isn't 15 years of classroom-based learning. I found all this information on https://study.com/articles/How_to_Become_an_OBGYN_Doctor_Career_Roadmap.html and suggest looking there for further detail and insight. I hope this was helpful!
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