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After obgyns finish residency do they have to choose a subspecialty (maternal fetal medicine, gynecology oncology)?

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Dr. Garrett Garner
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Yes and no

Sone decide to just be a ob/gyn.
Some do become a sub spacialist by doing a fellowship in gyn onc, etc.

In brief: Yes and no

Sone decide to just be a ob/gyn.
Some do become a sub spacialist by doing a fellowship in gyn onc, etc.
Dr. Garrett Garner
Dr. Garrett Garner
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Dr. Carol Major
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Subspecialty

No after finishing a four year OB/GYN residency, you do not have to chose a subspecialty such as GYN Oncology or Maternal Fetal Medicine.
After residency, most people chose to practice as a general OB/GYN.

In brief: Subspecialty

No after finishing a four year OB/GYN residency, you do not have to chose a subspecialty such as GYN Oncology or Maternal Fetal Medicine.
After residency, most people chose to practice as a general OB/GYN.
Dr. Carol Major
Dr. Carol Major
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Dr. Alison Stuebe
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: No

After residency, doctors can practice general ob/gyn or choose a subspecialty and do additional training.

In brief: No

After residency, doctors can practice general ob/gyn or choose a subspecialty and do additional training.
Dr. Alison Stuebe
Dr. Alison Stuebe
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: They can.

Subspecialization in various disciplines of the obstetrics/gynecology spectrum is certainly available as an option but is not mandatory.
Most us graduates from ob/gyn residency programs actually enter private practice without any further training.

In brief: They can.

Subspecialization in various disciplines of the obstetrics/gynecology spectrum is certainly available as an option but is not mandatory.
Most us graduates from ob/gyn residency programs actually enter private practice without any further training.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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