Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Gynaecologists are experts in medical healthcare who diagnose and treat gynaecological disorders and advise patients on matters of birth control and fertility. They also carry out caesarean sections or other surgical procedures as needed to protect the health of patients during maternal, natal, and postnatal periods and deliver babies safely.
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Career prospects & criteria
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MD in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
What you need to get started
Job or a shadow experience in a local hospital can be advantageous.
Work shadowing or observing doctors can also be helpful to get an idea of what the work involves.
Can work well in high-stress situations
Sense of humour
Ability to make quick decisions under pressure
Have a thirst for knowledge to provide better patient care
Strong communication skills
Empathise with patients
Proficient with the female reproductive system and general anatomy
Proficient in surgical techniques - vaginal deliveries, Cesarean sections, episiotomies, circumcisions and tubal ligations.
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