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Additional information

body or mind

Body

Field

Medical Field

Boss or Team

Own Boss & Team

Communication

Good Communicator

Work With

People

Math & Science

Maths & Science

Study Length

Prepared to Study for Years

Environment

Busy Environment

Specialist Obstetrician/ Gynaecologist

Gynaecologists and Obstetricians are specialists in female reproductive health. 

As a gynaecologist and obstetrician, you’ll need to be exceptionally knowledgeable and skilled in this field and be able to provide diagnosis and treatment of a range of diseases and problems relating to women’s health as well as providing preventative care and measures. 

Providing care to women (and the foetus) during pregnancy and childbirth forms a large part of this profession. 

How to become qualified in this field (learning path)

NSC or NC(v) with Bachelor’s Degree Pass

Degree: Bachelor of Medicine

  1. • Theoretical training: 6 years.
  2. • Student internship: 1 year.
  3. • Community Service: 1 year

* Post-graduate study: 

4-5 years specialisation: MMed (Obstetrics & Gynaecology) including residency.

Duration of study

4 Years Post Grad studies after completing the MBChB degree to obtain MMed (Obstetrics & Gynaecology) degree.

Employment

Obstetricians and Gynaecologists have many opportunities for employment including:

  • State hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Private practice

Further Information

Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HSPCA)

https://www.hpcsa.co.za/

South African Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists:

https://sasog.co.za/

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