Career As Gynecologist

Is Gynecology the right career option?

Gynecology is one of the most demanding career in the field of medicine. Medical career in this specialization is basically opted by women as it deals with the female reproductive system. But, this is also the good profession for male candidates.

It is seen that male gynecologist is decreasing day by day. Demand of women gynecologist is increasing because women are more comfortable with the lady gynecologist as compared to male gynecologist. That’s the main reason why this career option is best and rewarding for female candidates.

All depends upon your interest, if you are interested in the study of women’s health then this is the right profession for you.

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Now, let us talk about “What is Gynecolology”?

“Gynecology, also written as Gynaecology is the field of medical science that deals with the study related to the health of women. It basically deals with the health of female reproductive systems (vagina, uterus and ovaries) and breasts.”

The term Gynaecology is derived from the Greek word gyne and logia. The word Gyne means “Woman” and logia means “Study”.

Gynecology = “Study of Woman”

A doctor who is specialized in gynecology is called Gynecologist. Gynaecologists are specialized in women reproductive system.

Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN) is interrelated to each other. Both the terms deals with the care of female reproductive organs’ health and pregnancy. All gynecologists are also called as obstetricians.

career as Gynecologist

Scope of Gynecology

At present, the gynecology is one of the highest paying job oriented career in medicine. You can be employed in various sectors such as clinics, hospitals, private practice, universities and government agencies, etc.  This career option is respectable and lucrative too. You can open your own surgical clinic. You can also go for the research studies in this field in various universities and research centers. The scope of gynecology is growing annually as the hospitals and clinics are open. You can work in overseas also.

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Courses & Eligibility

How to become a gynecologist?

Journey to become a gynecologist begins after 10+2 (Courses after 12th). Gynecology is the postgraduate level education. After completion of higher secondary education with PCB group , one can go for further medical education leading to degree in gynecology. One can become gynecologist after following these simple steps:

  • Earn MBBS degree from a well-recognized medical institution.
  • Appear the entrance test for taking admission in MD/MS course.
  • Choose gynecology as a specialization in MD/MS.
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Eligibility Required: For admission to 41/2 years MBBS programme followed by one year internship, you are required to pass 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects. You are eligible for admission to MD/MS in gynecology after the successful completion of MBBS programme.

Popular courses offered in the field of gynecology are listed below:

  • P.G. Diploma in Gynaecology & Obstetrics (D. G. O.) – 2 years
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Gynaecology & Obstetrics – 3 years
  • Master of Surgery (MS) in Gynaecology & Obstetrics – 3 years

Admission Process

Also Check: Medical Entrance Exams

To take admission in MBBS programme, students are required to appear the entrance test namely NEET 2018 (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test). Some institutions also regulate their own entrance exam for offering admission to its programmes. To pursue MBBS course from AIIMS, you can apply for AIIMS 2018 entrance test.

Most of the institutions/Universities offer admission to postgraduate programmes like MD/MS through entrance test. Some Universities/ institutions conduct their own entrance test for granting admission.

Some entrance test conducted for admission to MD/MS course are listed below:

Colleges Offering Gynecology Courses:

  • Armed Forces Medical College, Pune
  • All India Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi
  • Government Medical College, Nagpur
  • Government Medical College, J & K
  • Government Medical College, Punjab
  • Government Medical College, Kerala
  • Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Maharashtra

Career & Jobs

Job prospects for gynecologist is bright in India as well as in abroad.

Demand of gynecologist and employment is this field is great. Skilled professionals of this field can work in private as well as in government hospitals. Due to increase in awareness about pregnancy, women start referring gynecologist from a starting period of pregnancy and this will broaden the scope for gynecologist.

Well-qualified and experienced specialists can work in nursing homes, pharmaceutical companies and hospitals run by defense.

If your dream is to become a teacher then you can also go for it after acquiring degree in gynecology. Several top medical institutions/Universities offer jobs to such professionals.

One can also open his/her own clinic where they can practice their domain and treats people.

The career prospects are brighter for gynecologists in India & also in abroad.

You can also work as a teacher after completing your degree. You can also pursue a career in the field of research.

Duties of Gynecologists

The main duties of the gynecologist are diagnosing medical issues, examining patients & cure the different illness and diseases. You have to treat the pregnant women & its new born child.

Gynecologist treats gynaecological diseases, infertility,  Amenorrhoea (absent menstrual periods), Dysmenorrhoea (painful menstrual periods), hysterectomy, Incontinence of urine, issues related to pregnancy, Infections of the vagina (vaginitis), cervix and uterus (including fungal, bacterial, viral, and protozoal). At the time of emergencies, you have to work for long time & irregular hours.

Salary

Salary of gynecologist completely depends upon experience.

The starting salary of a gynecologist ranges from Rs. 4 to 5 lacs per annum. The experienced gynecologist may earn upto  Rs. 25 to Rs. 30 Lacs per annum depending upon experience. Salary in government hospital is based on the payscale and grade decided by government.

Those who are owning their own clinic can earn beyond expectation depending upon experience, work, name and fame.

Books & Study Material

Here, we have listed some books that helps you in the study of gynecology:

  • Gynaecology Illustrated by David Mckay Hart, Jane Norman
  • Hacker & Moore’s Essentials of Obstetrics and Gynecology by Neville F. Hacker, Joseph C. Gambone, Calvin J. Hobel
  • Advances in Gynaecological Surgery by Peter J. O’Donovan
  • Textbook of Gynecology by Sudha Salhan
  • Textbook of Gynecology for Nurses by Anupama Tamrakar
  • Ultrasonography in Obstetrics and Gynecology by Peter W. Callen MD
  • Gynecology: Principles and Practices by Rosenwaks Zev
  • A Comprehensive Textbook of Midwifery & Gynecological Nursing by Annamma Jacob

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  1. Muhammad Yunus says:

    Hello Sir,
    My niece want to become a gynaecologist and she completed 10th in GSEB(Gujarat) so how to do
    Please
    Tnx

    • Hanif Khan says:

      After/pursuade 12th, she has to give the NEET exam and crack for MBBS course. after completing the MBBS she must go for MS gynaecology.

  2. Komal says:

    Sir… I m doing BHMS Ryt now.. I can do gynaecology and obstetrics after completing my degree..???

  3. rashmi says:

    how should I manage the time to become a gynecologist? please reply .

  4. Isabella says:

    Sir I want to know benefits of gynaecologist in working government and public sector?

  5. Sariya mansuri says:

    Can I be a gyneac after completing bhms or bms? Plz reply

  6. K says:

    How many years it takes to become gynaecologIstanbul in India??

  7. suhaankhan says:

    Thank you so much sir
    Actually I want to became gynaecologyst..

  8. Sidra hasan says:

    Sir,
    What would be the salary of a obgyn after super specialisation?

  9. Sabika says:

    Is B.sc is helpful in gynecologist profession

  10. Shashi prajapati says:

    I need more information about ghynologis course in detail

  11. Natasha solanki says:

    Hello sir I am student class 11.i am very interested medical field.i would like to know more about this field.i hope you will help me to my aim.

  12. Shivami says:

    Actually my 12th complete last year from arts so can i take admission gyn corse

  13. Arunima ajay says:

    Hello Sir.I’m the student of class 11.I am very interested in medical field especially as a gynaecologist.I have taken PCB.I would like to know more about this field.I hope you will help me to achieve my aim.Thank you

    • Sarvgyan says:

      yes you should start your preparation for NEET exam, after qualyfying NEET exam you can pursue MBBS and then at PG level you can pursue MS in Gymaecologist.

  14. Lizelle says:

    I’m appearing for my HSC exams this year. And will be giving my NEET exam in this may so I needed to know how to go about after my entrance exam and about good medical colleges, required percentage and so on…..

  15. Radhika says:

    Hello sir I have to become a gynae after completing mbbs so pls give me information about gynecologist

  16. Shivani says:

    I’m having my mbbs degree please send me more information so that I can prepare best

  17. bhavya says:

    thanks a lot sir…..
    i am thinking to go for gynaecology… send me more information about this career…
    Thank You once again!!

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