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WHAT IS BOARD CERTIFICATION?
Unlike having a medical license, which is required by each state, board certification in Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB GYN) is completely voluntary and separate from medical licensing. Physicians who take the extra step of becoming board certified put in more time, effort, and money to offer you added and ongoing medical knowledge and assurance of board certification. LEARN MORE ABOUT ABOG AND CERTIFICATION
WHAT ARE SUBSPECIALTY CERTIFICATIONS?
Having earned board certification in obstetrics and gynecology, some board-certified physicians choose to further specialize in certain areas of OB GYN known as subspecialties, including:
- Complex Family Planning - the advanced level of care for women with medically- and surgically-complex conditions related to reproductive health
- Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery - the care of urinary tract dysfunction and disorders stemming from loss of support of pelvic structures
- Gynecologic Oncology - the care of women with cancers of the reproductive tract
- Maternal-Fetal Medicine - the medical and surgical management of high-risk pregnancies
- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility - the care of women who have hormonal or infertility problems
All certified OB GYNs can treat patients with the above-noted conditions; however, some physicians go through an additional three years of training after basic residency that qualifies them to sit for the Qualifying (written) and Certifying (oral) exams in these highly specialized areas.