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The american congress of obstetricians and gynecologists

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Acog junior fellow overview how acog works for you

ACOG Junior Fellow Overview: How ACOG Works For You

Created by the

Junior Fellow Congress Advisory Council

Acog s history
ACOG’s History

  • ACOG is the leading group of physicians in the US providing health care for women

  • Founded in Chicago in 1951

  • Moved to Washington, DC in 1981

  • Changed from a 501c-3 to a 501 c-6 in January 2010

Acog 101 statistics

Junior Fellow membership over 10,000

Junior Fellow Males = 1,996 Junior Fellow Females = 7,643

Approximately 75% of Junior Fellows are female

Total ACOG membership approximately 58,065

Males = 27,896 Females = 30,169

ACOG 101: Statistics

Junior fellow membership criteria

Ob-Gyn residents or fellows in approved programs (US, Canada, Mexico, Central America or West Indies)

Recent graduates of these residency programs

Board certification in Ob/Gyn (by ABOG) is a requirement to become an ACOG Fellow

Junior Fellow Membership Criteria

What next after residency
What Next after Residency??

  • Jr Fellow in training

  • Jr Fellow in practice

  • Young Physician

Acog organization
ACOG Organization

  • 11 Geographic Districts + Armed Forces District

  • Districts divided into sections (95)

  • Each section has both fellow and junior fellow leadership structure

  • District (section) Advisory Councils for fellows, jr fellows and various involvement at other levels as well

Acog leadership structure
ACOG Leadership Structure

  • ACOG Executive Board

  • Council of District Chairs

  • Junior Fellow Congress Advisory Council

  • District and Section Advisory Councils

  • Committees and Task Forces

  • Education, Service, Outreach,

  • Advocacy…

Junior fellow 101
Junior Fellow 101

  • History

  • Leadership Structure

  • Junior Fellow Congress Advisory Council

  • Membership Benefits

  • Getting Involved

    • Legislative Advocacy

    • Networking

    • Committees

    • Liaison work

Jf leadership structure
JF Leadership Structure

  • Consists of Junior Fellow District Chairs and Vice Chairs

  • Also a National Chair, Chair Elect, Past Chair and Junior Fellow Advisor

  • Reports to the Executive Board on issues relevant to Junior Fellow members

  • Initiates programs and priorities

Membership benefits
Membership Benefits

  • ACOG Leadership Opportunities

  • Web Site –

  • ACOG Compendium & other publications

  • Resource Center –Publication queries & literature searches

  • Green Journal – “Obstetrics & Gynecology”

    • Access to full-text online

  • ACOG Today–Periodic publication of timely topics

  • ACOG Career Connection– Job placement

  • Higher Education Loan Program (HELP)

    - Low interest loan up to $10,000

Membership benefits1
Membership Benefits

  • ACOG Group Insurance Plans

    - 3rd & 4th year residents receive $100,000 of

    Term Life Insurance at no cost

    - First year out of residency, ACOG pays 50% of the cost to

    maintain the $100,000 Term Life Insurance

  • Identity Theft Fraud Expense Coverage

    - All members are offered this coverage (except where not

    allowed by law in New York)

  • Additional Low-Cost Insurance Plans

    - Accidental Death and Dismemberment - Practice Overhead

    - Major Hospital - Excess Major Medical

    - Disability Income - Employee

    - Catastrophic Medical Expense Disability

    - Hospital Money

Junior fellow activities
Junior Fellow Activities

  • Annual Clinical Meeting (ACM)

    • Stump the Professor Session

    • Junior Fellow Breakfast Business Meeting

    • Business of Medicine program

  • Annual District Meeting (ADM) AND SECTIONS

    • ADM Scientific Programs/Stump the Professor

    • Junior Fellow Sessions/meetings

  • ACOG Future Leaders Conference

    • Attendees often on National Committees

Educational opportunities
Educational Opportunities

  • Donald F. Richardson Memorial Scientific Prize Paper Awards

  • Postgraduate Courses

  • Junior Fellow Contests

  • International Opportunities

  • Burch Award (Sponsorship for ACM)

  • John Gibbons Medical Student Award

  • Japan Society of Ob/Gyn-ACOG Exchange program

  • Congressional Leadership Conference

College 501c3 to congress 501c6
College (501c3) to Congress (501c6)

Although Fellows want ACOG to continue with its educational mission,recently Fellows have become more interested in:

  • Political issues

  • Business of medicine issues

  • Grievance activities

Ob gyn pac is acog s political action committee
Ob-Gyn PAC is ACOG’s Political Action Committee


  • the ONLYfederal political action committee representing our specialty

  • bi-partisan

  • develops relationships with ACOG Fellows and Members of Congress

    • fundraisers

    • check delivery

  • works toelect the right candidate

  • elects our own

    • Candidate Classroom

Ob gyn pac candidate support who decides
Ob-Gyn PAC Candidate Support:Who Decides?

The Ob-GynPAC Governing Committee decides the contribution strategy our PAC will employ throughout each election cycle to accomplish ACOG’s federal legislative goals.

25 members, representing every ACOG District

Fundraise for our PAC, bring their knowledge to the Committee’s decisions, and abide by relevant FEC and IRS rules governing PACs.

How do we decide who we ll support
How Do We DecideWho We’ll Support?

The Ob-GynPAC Governing Committee determines our giving strategy including:

1) our legislative goals,

2) how funds will be distributed, and

3) what candidates we’ll support, under clear objective guidelines developed and approved by the Ob-GynPAC Governing Committee.

These decisions are based on ACOG’s legislative priorities recommended by ACOG’s Government Affairs Committee and approved by ACOG’s Executive Board.

Acog ob gynpac legislative victories
ACOG Ob-GynPACLegislative Victories

  • Won Re-Introduction of ACOG’s Women’s Health Care Resolution.

  • ACOG’s Women’s Health Care Included in Health Reform.

  • No Ultrasound Cuts.

  • Direct Access to Ob-Gyns.

  • Guaranteed Maternity Coverage.

  • Preventive Services.

  • Medicare Payment.

  • With Ob-GynPAC!

Get involved acog needs you

Get involved … ACOG needs you !