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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.

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.”

A gynaecologist has to be skilled in three different fields – obstetrics (pregnancy & delivery), gynaecology (female health) and reproductive medicine.

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

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To take admission in MBBS programme, students are required to appear the entrance test namely NEET 2024 (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 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 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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  2. I have B.Sc in Agric Sciences and i want to study Gynacology, How can i go about it?
    Do i have to start from the beggining year one? or can i start from year one?

  3. I’ve completed 12th standard (science) I don’t know my next step to be a gynecologist…pls help

  4. I’m about to start my MBBS degree training and I’m confused on what to specialise in. I’m thinking of either gynaecology or nuerosurgery can you please help me make up my mind

  5. Thanks for the information..I was wondering if i could get a guild or a mentor to help me through my new path as a Gynaecologist

  6. I want a Gynecologist doctor in my clinic as a job
    As we will provide a good salary package will be 10 to 12 lacks pe

  7. Ifi want to be masters in gynaecology in which college I should take admission and can I take without giving neet ?

    1. Ofcourse you cannot. You have to give neet, get a rank, get an mbbs seat, complete the course, prepare for neet pg, etc (which im doing now), get a good rank which gets you your desired seat. You can reach anywhere with hardwork

  8. I want to be a gaynacologist,but I want to get my BSc in nursing and get my master degree in biology and go to doctor school and become a specialized gaynacologist doctor is that possible.

  9. Sir, I want to study gynecology, how do I go about it as I want to take jamb. What subject should I specialize in

  10. I am almost done with midwifery training. I want to know whether after completion,I can divert to become a gynecologist?

  11. I am in senior high school 2 in Ghana. I want to become a gynaecologist but afraid please help me overcome my fears. Thanks

  12. Sir, I am in 10th class now. And my dreams is to became a gynacologist.
    You please guide me ,
    What course should I do after +2 for it (gynacologist).

  13. I do my bhms and then want to join in the course related to gynacology, can u help me please and where I can take admission for this

  14. Am in ss3 and I love to be a gynaecologist, how do I go about it sir. And aw many years do I spend learning the course Sir. Thanks

  15. Sir, pls I’ve just concluded my OND. what’s the next step to take? I really want to become a gynaecologist. pls drop the reply here, Thankz !

  16. so im in 11th grade right now but im from Canada ,and in future I want to be gynecologist but idk what I have to do for that ,like which exam or courses I should take in university , can you please tell me ,that what should I do to get gynecologist degree

  17. I’m done with secondary school. I did IGCSE. I’m going to go to A-level class.
    I want to know how many years does it take to become a gynecologist after A-levels?

  18. I am a studen of 9 std interested in becoming a gynac
    and I want to prepare for neet but i do need some guidance
    for eg what to start studying
    which all topics
    which subject and chapter to particularly focus on

  19. sir,I am in plus two.I want to become a gynaecologist.sir ,can you tell me ,what I will do to become a gynaecologist.

  20. How I am starting 1 puc and I wish to become gynecologist. And I want to how to study. How should I continue my studies plz help me to continue by giving ur suggestions

  21. I’m a first degree diploma holder in midwifery, can I use that to study obstetrics and gynecology.

  22. hi.I am the student of grade 11.Iam very intrested in medical field specially the issue regarding women.would you plz help me what must done after 12th to be a gynecologist..

  23. hi. Iam in grade 10 my ambition is to be a gynaecologist sooo can you please help me with the things which i want to do. pls cotact me aswell.
    thank you for your article and please give more like this

  24. 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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