OB/GYN is the short form for obstetrician/gynecologist. They are doctors who specialize in women's healthcare. They diagnose, treat, and prevent medical conditions that affect women. Similarly, they provide medical counsel and support to expecting mothers throughout their pregnancies, childbirth, and postpartum. Asides from that, they perform various tests, including pap smears, pelvic and breast exams. Additionally, they diagnose and prescribe treatments for disorders and diseases. Likewise, they conduct routine check-ups on patients. Furthermore, they educate patients about disease prevention, detection, and reproductive health.
To start a career in this role, you must complete extensive education and training requirements. You must obtain a doctor of medicine and complete four years of OB/GYN residency. Likewise, you must possess a board certification and a state license. You must be trustworthy, compassionate, and a good communicator. The average salary of an OB/GYN is $292,601, with the range falling between $253,801 and $352,101.