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.
Is this specialty right for you?
As a physician, I have worked in private practice, academic medicine, research medicine, and community health. I currently work in a non-profit community clinic, where I treat patients, supervise nurse midwives, and train providers on electronic health records. At Accepted, I advise students......MORE >
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
ACOG is the nation's leading authority in women's health.... MORE >