Antoine Karam

About the job:

What you do

As a Gynecologist, you study the functionality, processes, and problems that occur in the female reproductive system. You also help with giving birth.

The tough stuff

As a Gynecologist, you may have to: 

  • Share unfortunate news with a patient and their family, such as a cancer diagnosis or pregnancy complication 
  • Rush to the Hospital to deliver your patient's baby in the middle of the night or during the weekend 
The cool stuff

As a Gynecologist, you will get to:

  • Choose from different Specializations, such as Fertility or Obstetrics
  • Practice Medicine and Surgery: Gynecology is one of the few specialties where you can do that!
  • Feel satisfied since you're improving the health of many patients 
Typical work hours
  • Up to 70 hours a week

Are you the right fit?

Classes you should be good at
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
Best high school track(s)
  • Life Sciences
Personal qualities
  • Understanding what you hear
  • Understanding written information
  • Reasoning & Problem Solving

Will you make money?

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Education stuff:

Education required

To become a Gynecologist, you must study for at least 12 years. You should:

  • Complete a Pre-Med Program: Although pre-med is not a requirement for entry into medical school, it will give you a big advantage over the competition. Pre-med entails coursework in fields such as biology, organic chemistry, and statistics. These courses will satisfy medical school prerequisites, and help you prepare for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
  • Apply to medical school with a good reputation in OB/GYN
  • Complete your Medical Doctorate. In general, a medical doctorate takes four years to complete. The first two years entails coursework on a range of medical issues. In the final two years of the degree, you will complete a series of medical rotations, working with patients under the direction of licensed physicians in many fields, such as OB/GYN.
  • Complete a residency in OB/GYN. In general, a residency program is four years in length, and entails hands-on experience in gynecology, obstetrics, and benign gynecological surgery.
  • Obtain a license. Following a successful residency, the next step is to apply for a license to practice medicine.
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Video Description

Gynecology is one of the most rewarding occupations to have. From assisting in childbirth to helping women live healthier lives. Gynecologists provide medical treatment to women, focusing on issues related to the reproductive system. It is one of the highest paying specialties in medicine, with employment opportunities in private practice, clinics, hospitals and universities. 


Dr. Karam was born in Beirut, Lebanon and completed his high school studies in Lebanon before moving to the United States of America in 1990. He pursued a degree in Biology and graduated with Honors from the University of Toledo, Ohio in 1991. He then moved to Washington, DC where he attended graduate school at The George Washington University, in Washington, DC under the School of Medicine obtaining a double Master of Science in Microbiology and Immunology with High Honors. Dr. Karam earned a Doctor of Medicine Degree from The George Washington University before moving to Pittsburgh where he specialized in Obstetrics, Gynecologic Surgery and Infertility at MCP Hannehman Allegheny General Hospital. He is a member of multiple professional Medical Societies and has been granted honorary memberships in multiple professional honorary scientific societies.