History of Junior Fellowship

The of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

1953

The Junior Fellow division of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists began as the Resident Division of District VI.

1954

District III began a Resident Division.

1955

The classification of Junior Fellow was established as an individual membership.

1967

The Junior Fellow Division Bylaws were established.

1969

The Junior Fellow Districts met at the Annual Clinical Meeting, and the national Junior Fellow organization was initiated, the purpose was outlined, and the Junior Fellow College Advisory Council was established.

“The purpose of the Junior Fellow organization is to stimulate the interest and broaden the experience of residents in obstetrics and gynecology, who are to be the future leaders of our specialty and future Fellows of ACOG”

1971

The first meeting of the Junior Fellow College Advisory Council was held.

1973

Junior Fellow officers began participating in the Fellow District Advisory Council meetings.

1974

There were 3,731 Junior Fellow members.

1980

There were 6,055 Junior Fellow members.

1991

The Chair of the Junior Fellow College Advisory Council became a voting member of the Executive Board.

2005

There are currently 10,240 Junior Fellows. The total College membership is 49,239

Many Junior Fellow leaders have become Fellows and assumed leadership roles in the College.  Several past Junior Fellow District Chairs have recently served as Fellow District Chairs and members of the ACOG Executive Board.

From its beginnings in one district in 1953, Junior Fellow activities have spread to all Districts with participation at the ACOG national level, including participation on the Executive Board, Junior Fellow College Advisory Council, College committees and commissions at the district and section levels, as well as many ob-gyn liaison groups. 

Department of Junior Fellow Services

(202) 863-2561

Contact:

Christine Himes
Manager
chimes@acog.org 

Wanda Proctor
Project Coordinator
wproctor@acog.org

For information about membership, please contact:
ACOG Membership Department
(202) 863-2404
membership@acog.org