January 26, 2004 at 1:37 pm #49426
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! 🙂January 26, 2004 at 3:26 pm #49428
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…January 26, 2004 at 11:17 pm #49429
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!February 1, 2004 at 6:21 am #49431
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.February 1, 2004 at 9:16 am #49433
Mya what specialty are you interested in?February 1, 2004 at 10:23 am #49434
I am an ER doc, and I love it!!February 2, 2004 at 2:05 am #49436
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?February 5, 2004 at 5:20 am #49437tuscany_bridgesParticipant
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?February 5, 2004 at 6:59 am #49439EM momParticipant
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!February 9, 2004 at 3:41 pm #49441texasmommyParticipant
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?February 9, 2004 at 11:09 pm #49442kthoms0319Participant
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:
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: KFebruary 17, 2004 at 1:42 am #49444tuscany_bridgesParticipant
THANKS!! That helped.
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