Junior Fellows

Junior Fellow Advisory Council

To view a list of the current Junior Fellows Officers, please click on the link below:

Junior Fellows    

2015 The Pat Miller J-Fit Award

Want to submit a service project that you developed that made a difference for women and their healthcare providers?

A Junior Fellow Initiative is any project or program that you developed to make a difference for women and their health care providers including service projects such as supply drives, educational sessions, medical student recruitment, and lobby days.


A J-FIT is a detailed toolkit used to facilitate planning and carrying-out a specific Junior Fellow Initiative.


The goal of Project J-FIT is to compile these ideas, projects and programs and post them on the ACOG Junior Fellow webpage which will serve as an online resource accessible to all Junior Fellows for planning future Initiatives.


One winner will be selected to receive a $2,500 prize to present their toolkit at the Junior Fellow Breakfast Business Meeting during the 2016 Annual Clinical & Scientific Meeting in Washington, DC, May 14—18, 2016.



Guidelines and submission information can be found on ACOG’s Junior Fellow Website by searching “The Pat Miller Junior Fellow Initiative Toolkit Contest (J-FIT)” at www.acog.org. The deadline for submitting a toolkit on-line is November 30, 2015.

2016 Junior Fellow Essay Contest

The Junior Fellow Congress Advisory Council (JFCAC) is seeking engaging essays on “Providing care for the Whole Patient.”

Share your thoughts and experiences (without mentioning specific patients or institutions) on how we, as Junior Fellows, ensure we care for the whole patient.


One prize winning essay will be selected. The winner will receive a $100 VISA gift card and their essay will be published in an upcoming issue of the Green Journal.



Submit an essay (500-750 words) about “Providing care for the Whole Patient” electronically in PDF or Word format to chimes@acog.org. The deadline for submitting an essay is November 30, 2015.

Junior Fellow News
Dione Occenad, MD
Junior Fellow Chair

The 2015 Annual District Meeting (ADM) in Boca Raton turned out once again to be an amazing weekend for the ACOG District XII Junior Fellows. We started the weekend with the Resident Research Presentations on Friday, August 14. This was a great opportunity to hear some of the fascinating research being done at different residency programs in our District. Congratulations to the winners.

First place–Soha Patel, MD – University of South Florida Comparison of Induction Methods: Double Balloon Catheter versus Double Balloon Catheter with Concurrent Oxytocin

Second place–Anesha Maxwell, MD – University of Florida Jacksonville Maternal Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection and Risk of Pre-eclampsia: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Third place–Scott Greenberg, DO – Bayfront Perinatal Risk in Microtubal Reanastomosis versus In Vitro Fertilization for Patients with Tubal Factor Infertility

Immediately following the presentations, Luke Dixon, MD, immediate past Junior Fellow chair, presented data from our very own District XII Research Collaborative. The data centered on the management of Morbidly Adherent Placentas and was the preliminary data of an ongoing project. We look forward to continuing to collect data on this topic for the research collaborative and hope to see institutions throughout our District participate. If you are interested in getting involved, email info@ acogdistrict12fl.org.

In addition, the attendees viewed the new "What Does ACOG Do for Me?" video that was developed by Junior Fellows nationally. This, as well as Advocacy Modules, have been released by the national Junior Fellow Congress Advisory Council (JFCAC). We encourage everyone to visit www.acog.org/juniorfellows to view them and other informative Junior Fellow resources.

The Junior Fellows did not fail to seize the opportunity to raise money to help mothers and babies in the community. This was the second year that the District XII Junior Fellow Advisory Council (JFAC) raised funds for a local Healthy Start Coalitions. With donations from Fellows, Junior Fellows, and medical students, approximately $3,300 was raised for the Healthy Start Coalitions of Palm Beach and Broward Counties. The District XII Executive Committee has generously agreed to match this amount, so we far surpassed last year’s fundraiser and are hopeful about raising even more next year.

The ADM continues to be a weekend that all Junior Fellows should try to attend. We would like Junior Fellows to get involved as much as possible. The council will continue to have these events at the ADM and we look forward to even larger turnouts. Throughout the year, we will continue working on our substance abuse initiative, District research collaborative, and section community service projects. Plans are also in the making toward having another Junior Fellow State Legislative Day.

Whether it be applying for one of the many opportunities, contests, or awards offered by ACOG to Junior Fellows (see ACOG’s website previously noted); or applying for a position as Section Vice-Chair, Junior Fellow Legislative Chair, American Medical Association- Resident Fellow Section representative, Committee Member; or just by reading "Connect the Dots" a new section in the Green Journal created by the JFCAC — we hope that you get involved!

ACOG Junior Fellows Webpage

To access the ACOG National Junior Fellows page, please click here.


Colleen Filbert
Project Manager

ACOG District XII:

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