Young physician news

Dr. Tamara G. HelferTamara G. Helfer, MD, District VI young physician

I hope to see many of you at the Annual Clinical Meeting in Chicago in April. ACOG President Jeanne A. Conry, MD, MPH, has been working hard to make it a relevant program to all. Attendees can look forward to new events, such as subspecialty panels discussing cutting-edge topics, curbside consults, and educational tracks in obstetrics, gynecology, and practice. Chicago is a great location for the entire family to see historical sites, professional sports, theater, and a variety of museums.

Six years ago, District VI instituted a young physician position on its advisory council. The response has been so wonderful that the council is instituting a second young physician position. Each position lasts three years, with a one-year overlap. Christine S. Goudge-Walker, MD, from Minnesota, has been appointed to the new young physician position. Please join me in welcoming her to the leadership team.

The District VI Mentorship Program continues to promote formal and informal mentorship concepts. District VI young physicians will host mentorship luncheons at the Wisconsin Section Annual Meeting in August and the Annual District Meeting in September. Watch for information on these events, and plan to attend. The luncheons are intended to provide mentorship and advice to Junior Fellows, Junior Fellows in practice, and young physicians. If you are no longer in one of these membership categories, we still want you to be involved. Serve as a mentor! We are setting up a database of members who would like to do so and encourage everyone to sign up. 

This year will be my last as your young physician representative. It has been a pleasure serving the district. If I can assist you in any way, please contact me at