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Obstetrics and Gynecology
Two separate fields, obstetrics and gynecology, are combined to provide health care to women. The obstetrician cares for the woman before, during, and after her pregnancy; the gynecologist cares for disorders and diseases of the female reproductive tract. Physicians in this specialty combine both areas in their practices or concentrate on one; the training will encompass both obstetrics and gynecology.
- Number of physicians in specialty - Medium, less than 50,000
- Competitiveness of residency - High
- Years of training required - Four-year residency training
- Subspecialty/Fellowship Training - Certificates of special competence are awarded in maternal-fetal medicine, critical care medicine, gynecologic oncology, hospice and palliative medicine, and reproductive endocrinology/infertility after 1- 2 years of fellowship training.
Values & Personality Traits of Physicians in Obstetrics and Gynecology
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- Taking care of people
- Working with my hands
- Working with people
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