Junior Fellows and Medical Students: Medical Students Active at ACOG's 63rd Annual Meeting
The medical student events at this year’s Annual Meeting were well attended, with 312 medical students from the United States and a few international students participating in the medical student courses and hands-on events.
The John M. Gibbons, MD Medical Student Lecture kicked off the events on Sunday, providing medical students with valuable information about Ob-Gyn as a career and how to succeed in residency. Monday’s workshops included the second annual Step Up to Residency Course and Hands-on Workshops and the 1-3 year Roundtable Workshops and Hands-on Skills Workshops. Students walked away with conditioned hands-on skills including knot-tying, suturing, C-section skills, pelvic exams, and much more. A record number attended the Monday night Medical Student Reception.
Angela Gonzalez, MD, of District XII received the coveted Medical Student Recruitment Award this year. In addition, ACOG honored Patrick Ramsey, MD and Sarah Page-Ramsey, MD, who have served over the past 10 years as co-directors of the Medical Student Lecture and Workshops, with special awards of appreciation given by ACOG President, John Jennings, MD. The medical student events concluded with the Medical Student Residency Fair on Tuesday, where over 35 residency programs from across the country exhibited and networked with attending medical students.
Regarding his experience throughout all the medical student events, third year medical student from Texas A&M Health Science Center, Andrew Lupo said, “I greatly enjoyed the medical school panel and the interactive skills lab. I left inspired and motivated to start the interview process in a search to find a new home. I look forward to becoming an ob-gyn this time next year.”
The hope and expectation is that even more medical students will attend next year’s Annual Meeting, which will be held in ACOG’s headquarter city, Washington, DC, May 14-18. Medical students—be sure to save the date!