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As a member of ACOOG, an osteopathic OB/GYN has undergone rigorous training. After four years of medical school, they complete four years of specialty training in obstetrics and gynecology. They may also elect to complete an additional three year fellowship in the subspecialties of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility, Gynecologic Oncology, or Female Pelvic Medicine Reconstructive Surgery.
To merit certification in obstetrics and gynecology, D.O.s must pass special oral and written examinations, and while in practice they are examined by the American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology for continuous certification. An osteopathic OB/GYN must also continue the educational process through courses, seminars, practice assessments, and teaching.