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The Best College for an Obstetrician Career

written by: Destiny Keller•edited by: Elizabeth Wistrom•updated: 6/23/2011

Are you making the right choices on your path to becoming an Obstetrician? This article shows you what it takes to become an obstetrician, and the best college for Obstetrician career pusuits.

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    What is an Obstetrician?

    Before selecting the best college for Obstetrician career planning, it is important to first understand just what the field entails.

    An Obstetrician is a licensed physician that diagnoses and closely monitors women during pregnancy. They diagnose any abnormalities in the fetus as it is developing, as well as the mother's health during pregnancy and delivery. Often this career is paired with Gynecology as an OBGYN. Gynecologists perform pap smears, and diagnose STDS and cancers in the reproductive organs. According to, the average salary for this profession is $233,061. However, don't let money be the only reason you go into this profession. Obstetricians often work long hours and deal with complications in their field that only passionate individuals could appreciate. Obstetricians can also specialize in fields such as critical care medicine, oncology, and reproductive endocrinology. Obstetricians can work in hospitals, open their own private practice, and even work at universities. Some even work for pharmaceutical industries or are involved in research practices.

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    Undergraduate Schools

    Often people worry about the best college for Obstetrician career pursuits starting with the school they plan to obtain their bachelor's degree in. In general, it does not make a difference which university students attend for their undergraduate work, as long as they can take the classes and get the experience they need to get into medical school. If one is really determined to figure out the best place to obtain a Bachelor's degree for this career, often you want to look into the Medical School first. When you have decided on a medical school you want to get into, see if they have a college for undergraduates. For example, if you wanted to go to the University of Nevada Medical School, you would find they also have a bachelors degree program. After you have achieved a Bachelor's degree, you can apply to their medical school.Often universities accept more students from their state, region or school, than students outside of these areas. This could slightly increase your chances of getting into the medical school you want to attend.

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    Great Medical Schools for Obstetricians

    Here is a list of some of the best colleges for an obstetrician career, according to Each of these schools has their own department Obstetrician and Gynecology and are known for their programs. Many of these universities also offer undergraduate programs. In any case, it is a good idea to apply to several Medical Schools. This will increase your chances of getting into a good medical school, and give you more options if you do not get your first choice.

    • Baylor College
    • Brown University
    • Emory University
    • Indiana University
    • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
    • Lund University
    • Medical College of Georgia
    • Medical College of Wisconsin
    • Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    • Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
    • Southern Illinois University
    • University of Bristol
    • University of Collorado at Denver
    • University of Leeds
    • University of Pennsylvania
    • University of Texas at Houston
    • Wayne State University School of Medicine
    • Wright State University
    • University of Wisconsin
    • Yale University

    Remember that it really does not matter what undrgraduate program you attend, as long as you get the classes, experience, and education you need. The medical schools listed above are some of the best, but there are also many other shcools out there that do an excellent job. Be sure to research the schools you are interested in and find the school that fits you and makes you feel the most comfortable.

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