Junior Fellow Advisory Council
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Junior Fellow News
Angela Stoehr, MD
From starting to develop substance abuse protocols to lobbying the government, the District XII Junior Fellows have been working hard these last few months. There’s still a lot to do, and many opportunities for all of you Junior Fellows in the state to get involved this year.
The substance abuse initiative has started. Representatives from each of your Sections are working on various portions of the informational component of the project, forming protocols, and working on recommendations based on the latest research available. They are also developing handouts for the patients and pain contracts for the physicians. We hope to be able to start the teaching modules at various treatment centers across the state sometime later this year, so please be on the watch for emails from District XII and your Section officers regarding this initiative. If you’d like to get involved in helping with this project, please contact your Section officer.
The breastfeeding pamphlets have been completed and will be reviewed by the ACOG Fellows so we can get them out to the residency programs across the state. We are hoping to have these roll out sometime after the District XII Annual District Meeting (ADM) in August.
Another exciting opportunity has been proposed for the Junior Fellows in District XII. We are in the process of working on a research collaborative that would involve all the residency programs in the state. Residents from each residency will be able to work on the same research topic in order to increase numbers and share ideas. We feel this may be a great way to produce some exciting and meaningful research from our District, as well as giving residents the opportunity to work on a larger project as a team. More information on this opportunity is to come.
Several of our District XII Junior Fellows had the exciting opportunity to lobby on Capitol Hill in Washington, working to encourage Congress to pass four bills that have been submitted for review. These bills were all bipartisan and can be reviewed online at: http://ow.ly/wAgbf
We are hoping to increase Junior Fellow involvement from District XII at the future Congressional Leadership Conferences (CLC). We feel that the CLC is a great learning opportunity and provides invaluable experience in patient advocacy for the Junior Fellows.
Continue to watch for opportunities for involvement at the upcoming District XII 2014 ADM that will be held in sunny Orlando, August 15-17, 2014. The Junior Fellows are once again planning a fun-filled hands-on session for the medical students, as well as a residency fair. We are also planning to have the resident research presentations on Friday, August 15. We will need help from the Junior Fellows to make this a success again, so if you are interested in getting more involved, please contact your Section Chair or Vice Chair. We hope to see you in August!
Finally, for up-to-date information on Junior Fellow or Medical Student activities or opportunities, please be sure to check the District XII website at www.acog12.org or "Like Us" on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ACOGDistrictXII
Annual Medical Students Awards Information
Each spring, District XII will contact the seven medical schools in Florida and ask that they select for two medical students from their program who have shown outstanding achievement. The medical students will be presented with a District XII Medical Student Award certificate and a cash prize. Our hope is that these awards will stimulate interest in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology and encourage young medical students continue on to earn their medical degree. For more information on these annual medical students awards, please feel free to contact Colleen Filbert at email@example.com or at 904-309-6265. Click to view the Award Recipients.
Medical Student Interest Group Funding Information
District XII has allocated funds to help cover some of the expenses related to the medical student interest group meetings. District XII will cover up to $200 per semester for expenses related to food, beverage or travel expenses for a guest speaker for each of the seven programs in Florida. The President of the medical student interest group should contact Colleen Filbert at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 904-309-6265 prior to the meeting to confirm dates.
ACOG Junior Fellows Webpage
To access the ACOG National Junior Fellows page, please click here.