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Resources for O&G careers

Whether you’re a med student or a foundation level doctor, if you’re considering a career in obstetrics and gynaecology (O&G) then we hope you’ll find the following information useful and inspiring.

Working in O&G

O&G is a wide-ranging specialty. Doctors in this field must draw on both medical and surgical expertise, as well as strong decision making abilities and superb skills of communication. With these qualities, doctors within the field have many different career paths open to them. Opportunities for personal development, career progression and subspecialisation are always available.

Working in O&G gives doctors a chance to play a part in some of the most significant and memorable moments of a woman’s life, be it pregnancy and childbirth, conception or the treatment of long term gynaecological problems. Doctors who choose this career are dedicated to improving women’s health at all stages of their lives.

Find out more about this specialism

FAQs on O&G Careers  
Hear how our healthcare professionals have answered these frequently asked questions from students, medical undergraduates and foundation trainees.

How medical education works in the UK
Find out more about your training options, from undergraduate courses to speciality programmes.

Course and event listings
Book your place on one of our courses or, for med students or foundation doctors, why not attend a career day and get in-person insights on the O&G field. 

Create an account with the RCOG
Register with us for email updates about a career in O&G. You’ll also need an account to attend any of our courses or events, don’t miss out!

Register with the BUSOG
The British Undergraduate Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BUSOG) is a national organisation for med students and junior doctors considering a career in O&G.

About the RCOG

Our training and education

The RCOG is responsible for the specialty training programme in O&G and the O&G curriculum. The RCOG also sets the exams you’ll need to pass as part of specialty training in O&G.

You’ll receive support from the RCOG throughout your training. The College provides a variety of resources to support you, including courses and events, simulation training, eLearning and a range of benefits designed to support O&G trainees.

Continuing professional development CPD) and ongoing support

A career in O&G is one of the most demanding in developing and maintaining clinical skills and advanced team working. The College continues to support its members after they’ve completed specialty training with its continuing professional development (CPD) programme and a range of member benefits.

The RCOG global health mission

The RCOG is an international organisation and we work to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity, and to improve women’s health care, worldwide through our global health activities.