MRCOG: What’s Next? Million Dollar Question and Career Options
For many obstetricians and gynecologists, MRCOG is more than a dream. They eagerly pursue MRCOG to attain the prestigious membership of the Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynecology. But what’s the actual purpose of doing MRCOG? What to do after MRCOG? Is it just for the prestigious membership alone that you want to do it? Here in this article, I will highlight your career options as well as better insights as to why you should do MRCOG.
Let me start with a renowned quote from Nelson Mandela.
“There is no passion to be found playing small, in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living” – Nelson Mandela
Passing MRCOG and becoming prestigious members of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists itself is a great achievement. But is this enough? Is this enough to have a successful career? Or does it serve the purpose?
Many of you do MRCOG out of your passion. Passion is the energy that keeps us going, that gives us meaning, happiness, and excitement (in what we do).
Career Options with MRCOG
Some of the possible career options that can be pursued after MRCOG include the following.
Teacher: For those who are passionate about teaching, it is a great option. They can choose to be a mentor to guide enthusiastic aspirants.
Work Abroad: MRCOG makes you qualified to work as an obstetrician or gynecologist in England. It is also one of the most valued certificates in the OB-GYN specialty and has acceptance in many countries of the world. Peers: With the acquired knowledge, you can educate and teach your colleagues to perform the evidence-based practice.
Pursue Courses: It also paves the way to take up more courses such as MRCPI, and EBCOG among others.
Apart from these career options, MRCOG has value for itself as it helps you gain more experience, skills, and knowledge which enables you to accurately diagnose and deal with the most accurate and difficult cases.
I do not mean to tell you what is right or wrong. Rather I am here to tell you why you chose the path of MRCOG. The answers are lying right in front of you. As long as you are providing holistic support and care to women you treat, the purpose is served.
One thing I want to emphasize is ‘Do what you love!
Passion is a powerful force in accomplishing anything you set your mind to, and in experiencing work and life to the fullest.
Whatever you choose to become, choose the path of passion. Remember the amount of sacrifice and the undivided focus that you had during your MRCOG preparation. Continue to learn, contribute and pass on your knowledge, that’s my wish for each one of you.
The world needs more and more evidence-based, passionate doctors, to educate peers, colleagues, and students. Let us use all our energy, focus, empathy, and communicate better for a bigger purpose. If I have provided a new perspective about MRCOG with this blog, then I feel my job is done.
I conclude with Albert Einstein’s renowned quote- “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.”
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