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  • #49426
    Laura_ParkerLaura_Parker
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    I am still pre med, but to become a Family Prac and OB/GYN does that require extra years of residency, than the regular 3 yrs with OB/GYN?
    I haven’t been able to find any good resources online about the combined professions, maybe someone with experience or at least the knowledge of this could give me some tips!
    appreciate it! 🙂

    #49428
    MTaylorMTaylor
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    Laura, why do you want to do OB/Gyn and FP?

    You could simply do FP and deliver babies…and see women for paps & routine gyn health maintence, etc.

    Do you want to do gyn surgery…or gyn oncology…or high risk OB…then you’ll want to be double boarded…maybe…

    #49429
    Laura_ParkerLaura_Parker
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    I didn’t know that I could be be FT and then also deliver babies and do paps. That is what I want to do! I wanted to do OB/GYN origionally, but then i found out you don’t get to interact with the babies. I want to work with all ages.
    Thanks!

    #49431
    MTaylorMTaylor
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    Family practice sounds like what you want to do…based on what you’ve shared.

    OB/GYN you’ll be able to operate…and subspecialize, etc. But if you wanna do primary care…

    and work with all ages…

    …but not in the ER (which I recommend you consider 😉 … just kidding)

    …FP fits the description.

    #49433
    Laura_ParkerLaura_Parker
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    Mya what specialty are you interested in?

    #49434
    MTaylorMTaylor
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    I am an ER doc, and I love it!!

    #49436
    Laura_ParkerLaura_Parker
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    You work in ER? Wow. I bet you’ve seen some pretty messy stuff. Are you working on your own now, or are you still in residency? what year?

    #49437
    tuscany_bridgestuscany_bridges
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    I am like Laura. I seriously want to do OB/GYN [preferbly OB]. I also want to do neonatology. Does neo. have a surgery component? How many years of residency will i have to do?

    #49439
    EM momEM mom
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    OB/gyn and neonatalogy are two completely different specialties.

    Ob/gyn cares primarily for the mother and the fetus previous to birth (but not the baby after birth). It is a 4 year residency and encompasses things like paps, gyn onc, OB and perinatology, gyn surgery such as hysterectomies. There are many fellowships (of differing lengths) available including gyn onc, maternal/fetal medicine, urodynamics, etc.

    Neonatology is a fellowship after a residency in pediatrics. Neonatologists care only for the baby, not for the mother. Pediatrics is a 3 year residency and neonatology is another couple of years (2? 3? pedi docs help me out here…). You will do some procedures as a neonatologist, but the person who does neonatal surgery is a pediatric surgeon (5 years of general surgery residency and then 2 years of pediatric surgery fellowship).

    hope this helps!

    #49441
    texasmommytexasmommy
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    This is all good advice, but I’d like to go back to the original question….

    What does anyone know about PF residency and a fellowship in OB/GYN?

    In my area, hospitals do not give “OB admitting rights” to FPs. It’s just not the way it is done here. I have FP friends who are frustrated, but resigned to the fact that they arent’ allowed to do OB. I want to stay in my area, so moving to a place that does things differently isn’t an option. (I’m DONE with moving!)

    Like Laura, when I “get there” (and it seems it will take 100 years the way things are going) I want to offer Primary Care and “do babies”. It seems I need the extra training… any thoughts?

    #49442
    kthoms0319kthoms0319
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    I did my residency in Family Practice in Rockford, Illinois. One of the hospitals there did a fellowship in OB, which would train you to do c-sections, etc. Try:

    http://www.aafp.org/residencies/felobst.html

    That should give you a listing. Good luck! If you choose to practice in a smaller community, you will have more options, as well.
    :yes: K

    #49444
    tuscany_bridgestuscany_bridges
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    THANKS!! That helped.

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