Professor in GynecologyGynecologists can choose not to work in the hospital or clinical setting and can instead work as a professor in university hospitals. Many universities offer positions for gynecologists to work as an Assistant or Associate or a Full-time Professor in the levels of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology or as Clinical Professors in the field of Health Sciences. The main responsibility of a Professor is to act the role of a Faculty member in the designated department, can either function as an expert in gynecologic oncology, maternal or fetal medicine, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, urogynecology or reconstructive pelvic surgery or other subspecialty services in the inpatient and outpatient care, education and research studies. Each of these subspecialties has its corresponding certification which will remain valid provided that the board certification in obstetrics and gynecology is also up-to-date.
Among the other important responsibilities of a professor are:
• High-quality clinical care of the patient in the whole scope of general obstetrics and gynecology which deals with but not limited to prenatal care, care of the pregnant woman during labor and delivery, emergency room cases and the like
• Inpatient and outpatient case management, surgery and specific procedures applicable to high risk patients
• Involvement in educational activities with other residents, fellow interns and medical students
• Develop advancements in research and contribute in various research activities
• Contribution to the university’s and hospital’s committees
In order to apply as a Professor in a university, some of the requirements that need to be met are: eligibility in the Board or possess a Board Certification in Obstetrics and Gynecology; successful completion of subspecialty trainings and consequently hold a Specialty Board Eligibility and/or a certification in the subspecialty which takes a minimum of four years; he or she must also possess a medical license in the state applied; must manifest effectiveness in his or her teaching experience and show competence in the field of research, its corresponding and potential activities; and demonstrate skills in diagnostic testing, examination and genetics.