Gynecology/Gynaecology is among the promising career options in India. Education through various courses creates lots of opportunities for gynecologists in India.

Careers in Gynecology

Gynecologist is a doctor, who deals with the branch of medical science concerning the health related issues of female reproductive system (comprising of uterus, vagina and ovaries). The job of a gynecologist is to identify the disease and issues related to female genital, urinary, and rectal organs, converse it with the patient and provide correct medical aid, hygiene regime and can even opt for surgery if required, in order to correct the disorder or remove the diseased organ. A gynecologist may at times perform the job of an obstetrician (who assists in the delivery of babies) or may look after the health requirements of women during the nine-month duration of pregnancy.

With the growing rates of problems concerning the female reproductive system, it has become imperative for a woman to visit a gynecologist for regular medical check-ups. Therefore, a gynecologist enacts a very responsible role of a physician. The job requires dedication, devotion, detailed and accurate medical knowledge along with years of experience.

Course Details
To become a gynecologist, one can opt for two years of super specialty program in the field, followed by two years of residence (field exposure) after four year study in a medical college. The course provides in-depth knowledge regarding gynaecology. Programs could be pursued at degree level. One can even have exposure in this field during the last 24 months of MBBS program.

Career Prospects
Gynecologist may work as a specialist in critical care medicine, gynecologic oncology, maternal-fetal medicine or reproductive endocrinology. He/she has to deal with multiple organ dysfunction or gynecologic cancer or they may have to diagnose and treat complications related to pregnancy and the cases involving high-risk or supervise complex issues concerned with infertility. It is one of the lucrative and of course, respectable career options for science scholars. One can work in any private or government hospital or can opt for self-employment start a clinic.

Top Colleges Offering UG/PG/Other Courses
Numerous institutions all over India are offering postgraduate diploma or degree programs in the field of gynecology. Some of the renowned medical colleges are Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences (Karnataka), Al-Ameen Medical College (Karnataka), Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial Medical College (Uttar Pradesh), Medical College Baroda (Gujarat) and Sawai Man Singh Medical College (Rajasthan).

One can expect a high salary from the beginning of his/her career in gynaecology. Earning is based on the efficiency of a gynecologist. Experienced professionals charge on the basis of per visit and according to the complexity of the case.

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