What are some majors you should consider if you are planning to pursue a career as an Ob/Gyn?
I am very interested in this career in the Medical field. #college-major #obstetrics #medicine #academic-advising #healthcare #hospital-and-health-care
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
As a psychologist, I wouldn't recommend majoring in Psych, but a minor in it would be helpful. I also recommend learning about "trauma-informed care" & seeking programs that have this as some component of their training. You can speak to psychologists about how this is relevant to OB/GYN treatment. In short, in such a job, you will work w/ women who have suffered abuse, so should be aware of the impact this can have on creating a trusting medical relationship and in how it impacts the emotional aspects of having a child.
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