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Gynecologist Education Requirements

In order to be a gynecologist, one must complete many years of rigorous schooling and education. A student must graduate from high school with high marks, then take a pre-med track during their four year undergraduate degree. Most aspiring gynecologists major in fields like Biology, Women's Studies and Chemistry. It is imperative that an aspiring gynecologist maintain a high GPA during their undergraduate years, as well as perform well on the MCAT. Next, one needs to be admitted to and complete four years of medical school. After medical school, the doctor must complete their internship and residency, which can take anywhere from three to eight additional years. It is a good idea for the doctor to then become board certified by completing the requirements laid out by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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  • From Midwives to Medicine: The Birth of American Gynecology www.amazon.com

    An examination of the development of modern medical treatment of women and the related history of women's health in the mid-1800s. McGregor looks not only at the medical figure who devised and practiced the innovative therapies, but also at the history of the patient experience in the development and the professionalization of the medical specialty.

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology at a Glance www.amazon.com

    A succinct, highly illustrated review of the relevant information required on the obstetrics and gynaecology clerkship, with each topic presented in a double page spread, packed with charts, graphs, and photographs. Includes updated sections on reproductive endocrinology, infertility and urogynaecology.

  • Assume the Position: Memoirs of an Obstetrician Gynecologist www.amazon.com

    “Assume the Position: Memoirs of an Obstetrician” will place the reader in the shoes of an Obstetrician and Gynecologist with years of clinical experience and training. It will also place the reader in the same stirrups as patients in my office, listening to the trials, tribulations, joys, and fears expressed to me.

  • Blueprints Obstetrics and Gynecology www.amazon.com

    Blueprints Obstetrics and Gynecology provides students with a concise review of content for their ob/gyn rotations and the Boards. Each chapter is brief and includes pedagogical features such as bolded key words, tables, figures, and Key Points.

  • Comprehensive Handbook Obstetrics and Gynecology www.amazon.com

    This pocket-sized book provides vital information in a concise, portable format. It focuses on diagnosis and therapy, including management protocols, medications, and dosages. Common problems are covered in greater detail. Key facts on uncommon conditions are also presented.

  • Current Diagnosis & Treatment Obstetrics & Gynecology www.amazon.com

    CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment Obstetrics & Gynecology, 11e is a concise, yet comprehensive textbook on the medical and surgical management of obstetrics and gynecology. It succinctly covers more than 1,000 diseases and disorders,the latest screening guidelines, and underlying pathophysiology when relevant.

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