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This page provides an introduction to the types of roles and career pathways available within O&G.

O&G holds a unique place in medicine when it comes to multi-professional working due to the close and interdependent relationship with midwives. You can also expect to be working with an array of other specialties, such as anaesthetics and the neonatal team, nurses, advanced clinical practioners, and physician associates. As well as these healthcare professionals, you will also work alongside support staff and non-clinical staff.

You can find out more information about multi-professional team working in chapter five of the RCOG Workforce Report.

In addition, if you are an international medical graduate (IMG), you may find the BMA video series, “working effectively in a multidisciplinary team”, useful.

The O&G workforce is made up of doctors with a range of diverse experiences. If you would like to know more, we spoke with doctors in different roles about why they chose to work in O&G. You can hear from them about their career choices here:

O&G doctor profiles

Find out more about the different experiences and potential career pathways within O&G

Consultants

As a consultant, you could work across a range of clinical areas or you could choose to work purely in one field. 

Locally Employed doctors

LEDs are also known as Clinical Fellows, Teaching Fellows, Trust Doctors, Trust Registrars, and Trust SHOs

Foundation doctors

Find out more about the O&G opportunities available during the foundation programme