Essay on Gynecology

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The purpose of this research paper is to investigate various areas concerning my future career, that is to be an obstetrician, also known as an OB/GYN. Some of the topics that will be discussed in my paper are those pertaining to exactly what an obstetrician is and the requirements that are needed in order to become an obstetrition. These requirements will include the pyhsical and phsyschological personality traits of a potential obstetrician. The type of schooling that is nessecary, including the preperation that is available at Middlesex County College, and the average number of years that it takes in order to become an obstetrician. The demand for obstetricians will also be researched, along with the different promotional ranks that …show more content…
Also, since childbirth is can be unpredictable, many OB/GYNs are on call twenty four hours a day, and seven days a week. They can often be reached by cell phones and pagers.
          In order to obtain a job in the field of obstetrics, one must first successfully recieve a bachelor's degree, a doctrine, and than be certified by the Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. However, different rules apply to those who have been practicing for a period of time. Gedes Grudzinskas stated that: "If certified in obstetrics and gynecology after 1986, the physician must complete a recertification process every 10 years to maintain certified status. If certified before 1986, the physician can take a voluntary recertification process" (508).
Although medical schools are not solely interested in science majors, it is important that the student take the required courses in order to gain acceptance into medical school upon recieving a Bachelor's degree. Many pre-med students study vigourously and maintain grade point averages of 3.5 and above. However, due to the many hours that are put into school work, the number of pre-med students drops drastically during the last two years of college in which preperation for the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) begin. The scores on the MCAT will determine if there is any chance of being
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