The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is dedicated to providing physicians with lifelong learning opportunities to maintain, develop, and increase their knowledge, skills, professional performance and relationships.
As the educational institution of the specialty, ACOG is a leading participant in the support and furtherance of quality CME for its members and other physicians practicing obstetrics and gynecology. ACOG is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The following ACOG resources and activities provide opportunities for earning College Cognate credits* or AMA Physician Recognition Award (PRA) credits.**
Join your colleagues for the world’s preeminent ob-gyn event, held over four days each year in the Spring. ACOG designates the Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting for a maximum of 27 College Cognate credits or 27 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).™
Annual District Meetings
ACOG is divided into 12 regional districts. Each district participates in its own annual meeting or one in combination with other districts. Annual District Meetings allow you to learn and collaborate with a community of your peers in a more intimate setting.
Congressional Leadership Conference
ACOG’s Annual Congressional Leadership Conference affords ob-gyns the ability to build and maintain lasting relationships with U.S. Senators and Representatives. Join your colleagues in this rewarding experience. ACOG designates the Congressional leadership Conference for a maximum of 21 College Cognate credits or 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).™
ACOG provides the best learning opportunities available to ob-gyns at their in-person and web-based postgraduate courses. Hands-on courses are presented over two or three days at exciting locations. The courses will help you increase self-assurance in your work to provide the best possible care to your patients.
Click here to review upcoming courses and the CME credits offered for each.
ACOG partners with the top providers in ob-gyn education at jointly provided courses to bring you the best outside perspectives and learning opportunities.
- Click here to review upcoming jointly-provided courses and the CME credits offered for each.
ACOG coding workshops keep you abreast of latest changes in government coding regulations and provide recommendations to improve your coding efficiency.
Click here to review upcoming coding workshops and CME credits offered for each.
ACOG provides live and on-demand webinars on leading topics in coding, practice management, professional liability, Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC), immunization and quality/patient safety topics.
Click here for more information on each webinar and the CME credits offered for each. Please note that first time users will be asked to create a profile before using.
The Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) Educational Programs
As ACOG’s arm dedicated to the promotion and the maintenance of excellence in residency education in obstetrics and gynecology, CREOG provides several educational opportunities each year designed for residency program directors and affiliated staff.
PROLOG (Personal Review of Learning in Obstetrics and Gynecology)
PROLOG is a voluntary and strictly confidential self-evaluation resource. Each of the five units of PROLOG addresses a major area in obstetrics and gynecology and consists of two parts—an assessment book and a critique book. Put your knowledge to the test and earn 25 CME credits.
Gather more information on PROLOG here and see the PROLOG CME schedule here (log in required.)
This “anytime, anywhere” online educational product is a voluntary and confidential self-evaluation program on specific topics in obstetrics and gynecology. The content is carefully selected and presented as a multiple choice pre-test, rich up to date information on each topic, and post-test of the same multiple choice questions.
ACOG designates ACOG eModules for a maximum of 7 College Cognate credits or 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).™
Click here for more information on eModule titles available and CME credits offered.
ACOG’s scholarly publication Obstetrics & Gynecology, popularly known as "The Green Journal," publishes original articles and research studies on scientific advances, new medical and surgical techniques, obstetric management, and clinical evaluation of drugs and instruments. ACOG fellows enjoy complete access to The Green Journal.
ACOG designates The Green Journal for a maximum of 2 College Cognate credits or 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).™
Click here for more information on Green Journal CME credits.
Clinical Updates in Women’s Health Care
This series of educational monographs is issued quarterly on a subscription basis. Each monograph in the series is clinically oriented and fully indexed to cover the issues ob-gyns must consider for the total care of women. Self-assessment questions are provided at the end of each monograph.
ACOG designates Clinical Updates in Women’s Health Care for a maximum of 5 College Cognate credits or 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).™
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Audio – CDs
The ACOG Update audio series keeps you up to date from the comfort of your home or car on the most vital issues in ob-gyn practice. Each 60-minute compact disc features an expert panel discussion, transcript, self-evaluation quiz and list of supplementary reading materials.
- Click here to see available clinical titles or order your 1 year subscription. Up to 36 College Cognate credits or 36 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- Click here for From Exam Room to Courtroom: Navigating Litigation and Coping with Stress. 12 College Cognate credits or 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- Click here for Contemporary Perspectives on Breast Health. 20 College Cognate credits or 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- Click here for Urogynecology: A Case Management Approach. 20College Cognate credits or 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Video – DVDs
The ACOG video library contains titles that will show you how to handle important issues, learn the newest clinical techniques, and formulate effective strategies. All titles below offer CME credits.
CME Committee and Mission Statement
*College Cognate Credits – The Cognate Program is open to all physician membership categories of the College. Through this voluntary educational program, the College records and maintains a computerized list of all member-reported CME activities. An award will be issued to participants who successfully complete the program with a minimum of 150 Category 1 credits within a 3-year cycle.
**AMA’s Physician’s Recognition Awards (PRA) – The College has a reciprocity agreement with the AMA that allows AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
to be equivalent to College Cognate Credits. Participants may claim College Cognate Credits or AMA PRA credits for qualified activities, but not both.