Junior Fellow Elections-Online Voting
ACOG will hold online voting for Junior Fellow District Officer Elections between August 1-15, 2013, go to https://eballot4.votenet.com/acog and vote for your Junior Fellow District Officers or click here for more details.
Japanese Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology/ACOG 2014 Exchange Program
District XII is seeking 3rd & 4th year residents who are interested in attending the JSOG/ACOG 2014 Exchange Program. One resident (and one alternate in the case the selected resident is unable to attend) will be selected to attend the conference in Japan. JSOG will provide complimentary meeting registration and hotel accommodations (for five nights) to the six (6) ACOG residents representing the six (6) even numbered ACOG Districts. All other travel expenses will be covered by ACOG National.
ACOG participants selected to attend the JSOG Congress in 2014 are required to participate in the JSOG International Session (IS) which is an oral/poster presentation, as well as the International Workshop hosted by the JSOG Junior Fellows. The IS Abstract submissions are typically due to the JSOG on or before September 30, of each year. IS Awards and IS Good Poster Awards will be given for outstanding presentations. Detailed information for submission will be provided by the JSOG to your selected attendee.
Residents interested in being consider are asked to email Colleen Filbert at email@example.com no later than July 15, 2013 with the items listed below
- Letter of interest
- Current CV
- Letter from Program Director authorizing leave
- Abstract of current or past research to be presented
The District Chair will select the resident to attend and notify ACOG by the August 1, 2013 deadline.
Junior Fellow 2013 Elections-Call for Nominations
All Districts are seeking interested, qualified Junior Fellows for Vice Chair and Secretary/Treasurer for the 2013-2014 term. Please note: In order to qualify as a candidate, one must plan to remain in the District during their 3-year term of office.
Vice Chair (three-year term)
- Three year term progressing from Vice Chair, to Chair, then to Past Chair
- Required to be a Junior Fellow of the District and to remain in the district during the length of the 3-year term
- Required to have a history of service to ACOG at a Section, District, or National level as an officer, committee member or a task force member
- Required to attend the following meetings each year:
1. January 2014: Junior Fellow Orientation and Junior Fellow Congress Advisory Council Interim Meeting;
2. April//May 2014: Junior Fellow Congress Advisory Council Annual Meeting; and
3. Fall 2014: Your District Meeting
Secretary-Treasurer (one-year term)
- Required to be a Junior Fellow of the District
- Required to remain in the district during the one-year term
- Required to maintain contact with District Chair throughout term
- May be required to attend 1-2 District meetings per year
Submit the following electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org by: June 1, 2013
Submit one document beginning with a letter of intent stating the office you are seeking, followed by a copy of your curriculum vitae.
For more information, contact:
Dept. of Junior Fellow Services
409 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024
Toll free (800) 782-1828
Phone (202) 314-2344
Fax (202) 863-0789
Junior Fellow Advisory Council
To view a list of the current Junior Fellows Officers, please click on the link below:
Junior Fellow News
1. Medical Student Initiatives
At the University of Miami the Junior Fellows have continued to organize medical student procedure workshops in order to increase their interest and competency in Ob/Gyn. The University of Miami Ob/Gyn interest group also continues to have Junior Fellows support and participation in Mixers at the University Restaurant and Patio. These social events provide a relaxing atmosphere for Junior Fellows to share their experiences and give advice about applying and preparing for residency.
Also the University of South Florida has continued to organize educational meetings for third and fourth year medical students interested in Ob/Gyn.
The Ob/Gyn Interest Group at Florida International University (Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine) with the support of their faculty have continued to organize lectures for the students featuring experienced physicians in the Miami community covering topics such as work/life balance and introduction to gynecologic oncology.
The University of Central Florida College of Medicine has a vibrant Ob/Gyn interest group and is preparing to graduate its first class this year. From this graduating medical class, there are at least four students interested in Ob/Gyn residency. While this may seem like a small number at first, it actually represents over 10% of the entire class of medical doctors graduating from UCF. This is a very good start!
John Gibbons Award
We named three Gibbon’s awardees in March 2012 after an essay competition.
Yeon Jung Park from UF College of Medicine attended the ACOG Annual Clinical Meeting, May 5-9 in San Diego, CA.
Laura Davis from FSU College of Medicine attended the Florida Ob/Gyn society meeting, August 3-5 at the Ritz Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes.
Uchechi Anumudu from UCF College of Medicine attended the ACOG Annual District IV Meeting, October 5-7 in Charleston, SC.
2. Junior Fellow Activities
The Junior Fellows in Miami continue to work alongside the medical students at their health fairs aimed at educating women about the importance of maintaining reproductive health. These fairs also offer a well-woman checks for many underprivileged women. These women are able to receive annual pelvic exams as well as pap smears at these fairs. The medical students are paired with residents and attending physicians for each patient encounter. These students are taught during these encounters and are able to perform these procedures under guidance.
Dr. Torre Halscott, Vice-Chair for the Florida Section has been very active in working towards improving practice and patient safety through collaborative meetings with the obstetric department at Winnie Palmer Hospital. These meetings include providers from all levels of obstetric care including nursing staff and faculty.
Dr. Halscott has recently been appointed to draft a diagnosis and treatment protocol for chorio-amnionitis for his current residency hospital. This protocol will then be reviewed and approved by the remainder of the committee comprising attending faculty and nursing leadership. He has also started a monthly journal club with the L&D nurses to foster a more evidence-based environment for the busy obstetric service.
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 2013 Award Receipients.
Medical Student Interest Group Funding Information
District XII has allocated funds to help cover some of the expenses related to the medical student interst 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.