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What tasks do you perform on a day to day basis as an OBGYN?

Hello! My name is Vy
and I am a current high school student. I'm conducting an interview with any professional in the OBGYN field for a Foundations in Health Science Class project about careers! I have createda total of 13 questions. Comment on this post, answering all 13 questions
to be apart of my assignment!

1. What profession did you choose? Why?

2. How many years of college did you need to go through?

3. What jobs did you work before you landed your present professional

job?

4. How can I decide if I should earn a Ph.D. in this field?

5. Were you in a college program?

6. Did you have to pivot and go back to school at a later date

7. Did you shadow another

professional in the field?

8. Did you join any school clubs

related to your current profession?

9. Was there a particular subject you

struggled with during your school

years?

10. What skill sets did you learn or
gain while pursuing your career?

11. What is the salary or pay like?

12. What is the work environment like?

13. What tasks do you perform on a day to day basis as an OBGYN?

Thank you comment icon Hi Vy, you've asked a ton of great questions, but listing them all at once can be overwhelming for professionals. I highly encourage you to ask each one individually (or search to see if its already been asked) so that professionals can answer each question in detail! Gurpreet Lally, Admin

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Hey Vy,

I'm not a obgyn but I did some research on some of your questions. Hopefully, it helps!

2. How many years of college did you need to go through?
To become an ob-gyn, you need to go to school for four years to get your Bachelor's before spending four years in Medical School. Most students end up majoring in pre-med or a branch of science. However, you can get your degree in anything as long as you complete the requirements for getting into med school. After medical school, you will do a residency where you can decide to specialize as an ob-gyn. (source: https://www.careervillage.org/questions/628712/how-many-years-of-medical-school-do-i-need-to-become-an-obgyn)

3. What jobs did you work before you landed your present professional job?
Most people go straight into medical school, and their first job is in medicine as a doctor! That doesn't mean there aren't other pathways but that is the most common answer (source: https://www.careervillage.org/questions/628712/how-many-years-of-medical-school-do-i-need-to-become-an-obgyn)

4. How can I decide if I should earn a Ph.D. in this field?
As an ob-gyn, you will be getting your MD (Doctor of Medicine Degree) which the highest level you can achieve in this profession. It wouldn't make sense unless you were interested in research, in which case, you could go back to school for your Ph.D or enroll in a dual-enrollment program that combines your MD and Ph.D. (source: https://students-residents.aamc.org/md-phd-dual-degree-training/md-phd-right-me#:~:text=There%20are%20four%20pathways%20to,to%20earn%20an%20MD%20degree.)

6. Did you have to pivot and go back to school at a later date
Some people go to medical school straight after getting their undergrad and others wait and save up money before going back to school.

7. Did you shadow another professional in the field?
From my understanding, this is what residency is! It is always a good idea to shadow a doctor before going to medical school as it's a big investment, and you need to be sure it's the path for you. One way to do this is to ask you doctor or a local clinic if you can shadow.

8. Did you join any school clubs related to your current profession?
Its always important to network in college! There are tons of clubs, organizations, and fraternities for people trying to enter this field.

9. Was there a particular subject you struggled with during your school years?
Regardless of which field you struggle in, don't give up! You can do it!

10. What skill sets did you learn or
gain while pursuing your career?

11. What is the salary or pay like?
It really depends on where you practice. ONet has a great tool to help calculate pay based on state: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-1218.00

12. What is the work environment like?
It looks like you already got an answer to this, yay!

13. What tasks do you perform on a day to day basis as an OBGYN?
This answer might be helpful: https://www.careervillage.org/questions/87213/what-happens-in-the-day-of-life-a-obgyn
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