WHO IS A GYNECOLOGIST?
Gynecologist is a medical practitioner who specializes in women’s health, with a focus on the female reproductive system. They deal with a wide range of issues; including obstetrics, or pregnancy and childbirth and fertility issues, sexually transmitted infections, hormone disorders, and others. In short, we can say gynecology is “study of women” and gynecologists are those who are experts in this study.
ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS TO BECOME A GYNECOLOGIST:
To become a gynecologist you need to have an MD/MS degree in gynecology
Five and a half years MBBS course after completing your 12th class with physics, chemistry and biology subjects is the basic requirement to do a master’s degree in gynecology
For getting admission in MBBS course you have to get a good rank in NEET UG exam which is taken by NTA for providing admission to MBBS course of most medical institutions in India.
Again for getting admission to MS/MD in gynecology you have to clear NEET PG entrance exam to provide admission to the PG courses.
After completing this 3 year specialization in gynecology one can join some hospital or clinic as a gynecologist.
1. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
2. Christian Medical College, Vellore
3. JIPMER, Pondicherry
4. Institute of Medical Sciences Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
DUTIES OF A GYNECOLOGIST:
Diagnosing the patients basically pregnant women and their newborn or yet to be born babies and identify their problem from the diagnostic tests.
Conducting research and examine the symptoms to give proper medications and dosage assistance to their patients
Provide all types of consulting help related to women’s reproductive system
Maintain reports of the patients that can help them in future treatments and refer patients to other medical problem
Providing health care assistance to the pregnant women in prenatal, natal and postnatal care
Performing surgeries in case of chronic and serious reproductive disorders and during delivery if necessary.
Increasing awareness about pregnancy among the masses has increased the demand for gynecologists many fold. Most of the women irrespective of their beliefs or social status have started referring to gynecologists from the very starting period of pregnancy and this has broadened the scope for gynecologists. Due to this increased demand and qualified and experienced specialists can find a job in nursing homes, hospitals and pharmaceutical companies with ease. Skilled gynecologists can work in private as well in government hospitals.
After working as a junior or associate gynecologist in a hospital, one can expect to get anything between 40,000 to 60,000 per month depending upon one's caliber and the medical institute they have joined. However, after earning experience and expertise in the field one can expect to get much as 1,00,000 to 2,00,000 per month.