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    Scope for Gynaecologists in USA

    Planning to take up a career as a Gynaecologist in USA? Know from experts what is the job scope and the challenges in this field.

    What is the scope for Gynaecologists in the USA? I also wish to know what are the future challenges in this field.
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  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology moving these days more towards preventing problems but not just fixing them. The majority of women in childbearing years only see their OB-GYN on a regular basis and rarely seek out an otherwise designated primary care doctor. So, the OB-GYNs are having better chances to get women patients than other doctors regularly. Gynaecologists will be contacted for many issues including screening for other health conditions, their weight and other lifestyle choices.

    Gynaecology is one of the highest paying job oriented career in medicine. They can be employed in various fields like clinics, hospitals, private practice, universities and government agencies, etc. This career option is respectable and attractive also. They can also go for the research studies in this field in various universities and research centres. The scope of gynaecology is growing annually as the hospitals and clinics are open.

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics, USA projects 15.5 per cent employment growth for obstetricians and gynaecologists between 2016 and 2026. Around 3,400 jobs may open up in this period, it is reported.

    As per the available information online the Obstetricians and Gynecologists earned an average salary of $208,000 in 2017. The best-paid 25 per cent earned $208,000 that year and the lowest-paid 25 per cent earned $167,050.

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  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology is having good scope in USA and there is a continuing demand of these medical professionals. USA takes the foreign medical graduates also in its employment, only thing is there is a series of exams which one has to qualify before entering USA to practice as a Gynaecologist.

    The Gynaecologist in India may be having an experience or practice but if he or she wants to go to USA then certain procedures are to be fully met.

    One, who is interested to go to USA has to first qualify in the exam consisting of three parts - 1) USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Examination), 2) clinical knowledge and 3) clinical skills (the first one is known as USMLE step 1 and clinical knowledge and clinical skills are known as step 2).

    Once this is cleared, the aspirant has to apply for residency via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). For the foreign students it is handled by the Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (EFMG).

    After this, one has to wait for the interview for the residency program. The interview results in order of ranks and preference are posted on another site managed by the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

    Generally in the month of March every year the results of the match are declared and the individual is notified about the residency program he has to join sometime in June/ July.

    During the residency the person will have to qualify USMLE Step 3 exam. Only after this long process and completing the residency one can apply for US medical license to work in USA. To become a board certified specialist one has to again appear in an exam after 3 to 7 years depending on the successful training period.

    So the process is long and cumbersome but for the hard working and meritorious students it is not a tough thing.

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