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CNUCOM Career Advising for Medical Specialties: OB/GYN

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National Organizations:

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Minimal Training Durations:

4 years of residency

Subspecialty Fellowships: 1-3 Year


Competitiveness: medium

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Specialty Overview: Obstetrics and Gynecology is a diversified specialty concerned with the delivery of medical and surgical care to women. Relationships with patients are long-term and are often maintained through the postmenopausal stage of a patient's life. This field combines two specialties: obstetrics, which focuses on the care of women before, during and after childbirth, and gynecology, which involves the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the female reproductive system. Obstetrician/gynecologists often serve as consultants to other physicians, but in many cases the obstetrician/gynecologist is a primary care physician with whom patients have regular contact and obtain medical advice and counseling Subspecialties:

·         Family Planning 3years

·         GYN Oncology  3years

·         Maternal-Fetal Medicine 3years

·         Reproductive Endocrinology       3years

·         Urogynecology  3years

·         Pediatric/Adolescent GYN           1-2 years




Recommended Electives Outside this specialty:

Consider: Female Urology, ICU, Cardiology or Pulmonary, Anesthesia, Radiology




Training Requirements: Training consists of a minimum of four years of ACGME-accredited clinically oriented graduate medical education of which three years must be focused in reproductive health care and ambulatory primary health care for women including health maintenance, disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment, consultation and referral. There were 243 obstetrics/gynecology residency training programs accredited by the ACGME for 2014/15 that offered 1,255 categorical positions.


For subspecialty fellowships, applicants must have completed a residency in OB/GYN. The fellowships are over 1-3 years in length


Results and Data of 2016 Main Residency Match

Mean USMLE Step 1 Score: 230

Mean USMLE Step 2 CK Score: 243

Mean # of Programs Applied to in this specialty: 35.1

Number of Programs: 237

Number of Positions Available: 1265

Total Number of Applicants: 1755

Total Number of Matched: 1257




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California Northstate University College of Medicine ♦ 9700 West Taron Drive ♦ Elk Grove, CA 95757 ♦ Phone: (916) 686-7300