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Home Careers in Medicine Specialties Obstetrics



An obstetrician/gynecologist possesses special knowledge, skills and professional capability in the medical and surgical care of the female reproductive system and associated disorders. This physician serves as a consultant to other physicians, and as a primary care physician for women.

Training required: Four years plus two years in clinical practice before certification is complete. Please see for information about residencies in Ob-Gyn.

For more information about this specialty, including the nature of the work, personal characteristics, residency requirements, match data, workforce statistics, compensation, and relevant links and readings, please see the AAMC page on this specialty (requires login to AAMC site. See "Specialty Pages" tab).

Obstetrics at UNC

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Residency Director: Robert Strauss, MD

Career Goal Advisor Information: See Career Goal Advisor Page

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Elective Opportunities

2 Week Career Exploration Opportunities