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Since I want to be a OBGYN what are the requirements? and If we have Mental Health issues are we able too work?

I once was told that I would study Females situations and all of it was when i learned a few things from family members also when i was in health class we talked about females private issues. #public-health

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Valerie’s Answer

Hi Jozlyn,
I am currently a medical student, and in order to become an OBGYN you also will have to go to medical school. So, after you graduate from high school you will go to college for 4 years. Then, you will go to medical school for 4 years, and become an OBGYN. However, you have to train for 3-4 years after medical school as an OBGYN intern during residency, although you do get paid during this time. I agree with what Mark said regarding mental health issues, that as long as long as the person is not dangerous or violent towards themselves or others it should not keep them from practicing medicine. My advice for now, would be to shadow an OBGYN to make sure you like the medical field and continue to get good grades in school. Best of luck to you!
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Mark’s Answer

Hi Jozlyn!

Do they call you JJ? I see your initials are JJJ! I did a little research on your questions. You would typically need a bachelor's degree from a medical school, which takes 4 years to complete, and, 3 to 7 years in internship and residency programs.

I don't think mental health issues would stop you from practicing medicine. As long as a person is not dangerous or violent towards themselves or others. That's according to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Covered conditions include mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression.

Hope this helps!
Mark
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