Founded in 1951, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (The College) is the specialty's premier professional membership organization dedicated to the improvement of women’s health. With more than 57,000 members, the College is a 501(c)(3) organization and its activities include producing the College's practice guidelines and other educational material.
The College's companion organization, The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), is a 501(c)(6) organization that became operational January 1, 2010, and focuses on socioeconomic, political, and grievance activities for its members. The College and the Congress are two separate and distinct legal entities.
Fellows of ACOG are board certified ob-gyns whose professional activities are devoted to the practice of obstetrics and/or gynecology, who possess unrestricted licenses to practice medicine, and have attained high ethical and professional standing. Fellows of ACOG can be recognized by the designation of FACOG (Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) after the physician’s name. There are also several other categories of membership.
The ACOG "We Are You" video provides a helpful overview and addresses the organization’s commitment to offering the very best in education, advocacy and practice management.
Scope of Practice of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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