Junior Fellow Advisory Council
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Junior Fellow News
Cole Greves, MD
Liaison to the Junior Fellows
What a great inaugural meeting for District XII! What better way to showcase what District XII has to offer than a weekend at The Breakers in Palm Beach, FL. The Junior Fellows had an outstanding showing, with many representatives attending from all over the state. Many were reconnected with old friends and colleagues and several new connections were made.
The Junior Fellows will continue this inaugural year under the strong leadership of Angela Stoehr, MD (Saint Petersburg, FL) and Luke Dixon, MD (Orlando, FL). These recently elected future leaders for the Junior Fellow Advisory Council will serve as Chair and Vice Chair, respectively, for the upcoming year. Beginning their roles a little early this term, they led an active session with the Junior Fellow representatives from across the six state sections in our Friday morning business meeting at the 2013 Annual District Meeting. Several ongoing projects were discussed and new ideas were brought forth that should, in the future, help link all of us through some great statewide initiatives. Some of these projects include: our continued push to increase education on breastfeeding with the production of a very nicely designed informational pamphlet and our initiative to further the education of those patients in our shelters and drug rehabilitation centers on topics such as pregnancy, contraception, safer sex practices and women’s health in general. There has also been some discussion of a joint project with our pediatric colleagues to further the efforts of these initiatives. Our leaders at the Fellow level have recently entertained some collaborative projects that would allow us to benefit our patients on an even larger scale and this certainly presents an exciting opportunity as well.
Our resident scholarly activity was showcased on Friday afternoon at the start of the meeting with the Resident Research Presentations. This was a very informative session with representation from each residency program in the state and explored topics ranging from prediction of preterm birth and use of Indomethacin to prevent it, to post-operative pain in laparoscopic vs. robotic surgery. Congratulations to Frank Crespo, MD from the University of Miami for his award winning paper titled “Surgical, Ultrasound Guided Drainage and Medical Management of Tuboovarian Abscesses.” Hats off to Amy Boots, DO and Karen Duncan, MD whose papers also received awards as well as Ashley Poe, MD who received the Florida Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility award for her lecture. We look forward to next year’s papers and also the resident poster presentations that will debut at future district meetings. Keep the research engines churning!
The highlight of the Junior Fellow activities during the meeting was, without question, the informative and engaging session with our medical student attendees on Saturday afternoon. The exciting afternoon began with a brief introduction to the specialty of Ob/Gyn and presentations by physicians representing community/public health, private practice, academic and subspecialty practice. This was followed by a Q&A session that allowed medical students in attendance to have their questions answered by a resident representative from each of the seven residency programs in the state. After this session, a skills workshop was conducted. The medical students rotated through six stations where they had hands-on exposure to laparoscopy, intrauterine device insertion, endometrial biopsy, knot tying, suturing and the cardinal movements of labor/birth. This event was very well attended with more than 30 medical students from across the state present. We look forward to this becoming an annual event.
Finally, we were fortunate to have Meadow Good, DO national ACOG Junior Fellow Advisory Council Chair present for much of our meeting. She was instrumental in engaging all Fellows in our Political Action Committee, and she provided updates to the Junior Fellows on national ACOG Junior Fellow initiatives during our Advisory Council meeting and the Business Meeting that was held for the Junior Fellows at large. We thank her for her strong work and leadership over the past year.
Please remember to mark your calendars for next year’s meeting, August 15-17, at the Ritz Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes in sunny and spectacular Orlando, FL. We hope to have a great Junior Fellow turnout and promise to have many exciting events. Also, any Junior Fellows interested in furthering their involvement with ACOG at the Section or District level are encouraged to contact Angela Stoehr, MD at email@example.com or Luke Dixon, MD at firstname.lastname@example.org.
District XII 2013 Resident Research Awardees
Resident physicians from all seven residency programs in Florida presented their research papers at the inaugural District XII Annual District Meeting on Friday, August 16, 2013 at The Breakers in Palm Beach.
The research topics presented were quite interesting and all of the presentations were outstanding. The presentations were judged and the following resident physicians were honored:
Surgical, Ultrasound Guided Drainage, and Medical Management of Tuboovarian Abscesses
Frank Crespo, MD
Surgical Outcomes after Uterosacral Ligament Suspension and Sacrocolpopexy
Karen Duncan, MD
The Short-term Prediction of Preterm Birth: A Systematic Review and Diagnostic Meta-analysis
Amy Boots, DO
Florida Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Awardee:
Advancing Endometriosis Stage is Associated with a Decline in Anti-Mullerian Hormone Independent of Age and Tobacco
Ashley Poe, MD
Congratulations to all for a job well done!
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 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.