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A career in O&G: FAQs from school and college students

This page provides answers to FAQs from school and college students who are interested in a career in O&G.

I’m interested in a career in medicine, and am especially interested in O&G. How can I find out more?

The careers lead at your school or college will have information about medical careers and will be able to put you in contact with local individuals or organisations who can answer your questions.

For information about O&G, please read the RCOG’s careers brochure designed for school and college students (below).

Download our careers brochure
O&G: a career that delivers [PDF]

Information for school and college students who are interested in a medical career in obstetrics and gynaecology

This section of the website also includes useful information about working in O&G:

How can I arrange work experience in medicine, and O&G in particular?

The careers lead at your school or college can provide advice about local opportunities for work experience. You can also contact your local NHS trust for advice. Many NHS trusts run a volunteer or work experience service, which is an excellent way of obtaining work experience relevant to medical and other health-related careers. Other healthcare settings, for example GP surgeries and care homes, can provide different avenues for work experience.

The nature of the specialty means that work experience directly in O&G may be restricted, for example by your age; your local NHS trust will be able to advise. For all work experience in an NHS setting, you’ll be required to have a supervisor and understand your responsibilities, particularly regarding patient confidentiality.

Find out more

This section of the site also provides answers to FAQs for:

Visit the main O&G careers page for more information.

Contact us

If you’d like more information, please email the RCOG careers team or call +44 20 7772 6317, or see the full list of contacts at the College.

Elsewhere on the site

Specialty training in O&G
An overview of the specialty training programme in obstetrics and gynaecology
Applying for specialty training
How to apply for the specialty training programme in O&G