Junior Fellows & Medical StudentsJunior Fellow Advisory Council
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Junior Fellow News
Christopher Luke Dixon, MD
The New Year has brought great excitement and opportunity for the Junior Fellows of ACOG District XII. On February 4, we spent the day advocating for our patients’ rights in Tallahassee. Our state representatives and senators were very interested in hearing our views. March 8–10, the District XII Junior Fellows and Fellows traveled to Washington DC for the 2015 Congressional Leadership Conference (CLC). District XII attendees learned about current legislative issues that affect the specialty of Ob/Gyn, learned effective skills for lobbying, and had the opportunity to meet with members of Congress to advocate for women across the U.S.
In addition to our legislative efforts, the Junior Fellows are continually working on our narcotics in pregnancy initiative. Our goal is to educate both patients and physicians on the risks of narcotic use in pregnancy and the appropriate management of dependent women. In March, we chose a research project for a multi-centered study across the state of Florida. We plan to announce this project and present any preliminary data at the District XII 2015 Annual District Meeting (ADM) that will be held in August in Boca Raton. This will hopefully be the first step in improving the quality of research performed in our District. In the coming months, each Section officer will be responsible for a service project in their Section. In Section 3 (Central), the project is already underway. Shannon Scott, MD, and Heather Gabai-Hernandez, MD, will focus on educating young reproductive age women on safe sex practices.
In addition to Section projects, we hope to increase medical student involvement in District XII activities. We are looking forward to another great turnout of medical students at this year’s ADM. Medical students that plan to attend the 2015 ADM, can look forward to anothergreat residency fair, question and answer session, and medical skills session thatwill be held Saturday, August 15 from2:45 to 4:45 pm. Finally, we are confidentthat this year’s ADM will continue to grow and attract more Junior Fellowsfrom across the state. More detailson the ADM can be found online at obgpathways.com. programs across the state. We are hoping to have these roll out sometime after the District XII Annual District Meeting (ADM) in August.
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.