Marlene becoming an OB/GYN takes around 12-years of education and medical training, plus professional licensure on the national level. An OB/GYN (a combination of obstetrician and gynecologist) is a physician who specializes in health issues that are specific to women, such as reproductive and hormonal disorders, pregnancy and fertility, birth control, and menopause. Obstetrics and Gynecology specialists receive some of the most extensive medical training among all Doctors. After earning your bachelor's degree, you must complete 4 years of medical school and than complete a 4-year residency program, culminating to an internship, which can last several years.
STEP 1: EARN YOUR 4-YEAR BACHELOR'S DEGREE
Medical schools tend to look for well-rounded individuals who are interested in helping people and have a strong desire for a career in medicine. They accept students from most majors, though they do require specific coursework in biology, chemistry, and statistics along with English, liberal arts, and social sciences.
STEP 2: EARN YOUR 4-YEAR MEDICAL DEGREE
The core curriculum of a medical school program generally lasts 4-years. In the first 2-years of most programs, students take courses in cells and tissues, immunology, infectious diseases, and the reproductive system, among other subjects. During the second 2-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 4-YEAR RESIDENCY
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. There is often a research and a didactic component to a residency. Students can find residencies through the National Resident Matching Program after obtaining their medical degrees. According to the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, gynecology residencies last 4-years.
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