Obstetrics and Gynaecology focuses on women's sexual and reproductive health.

You will work in a multidisciplinary team, including handling complicated pregnancies and births alongside midwives.

The specialty combines medicine and surgery where you may have the opportunity to perform caesarean sections, keyhole surgery and assist with fertility treatment.

A career in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

You'll start off in both Obstetrics and Gynaecology with the potential to specialise further along in your career.

During a career in Obstetrics and Gynaecology you could:

  • develop expertise in a niche area of the specialty to further progress knowledge and techniques  
  • teach   
  • conduct research with universities, the NHS or within the private sector

Training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Page last reviewed: 22 May 2024
Next review due: 22 May 2025