Membership & Fellowship: Mentorship Program Going Strong

ACOG’s Mentorship Program, which connects experienced ob-gyns with younger physicians through a formal mentor-mentee matching program, has over 339 active members. So far the program has achieved 80% of the Year 1 enrollment goal. There are 51 active mentorship relationships; one quarter of the program participants are receiving mentoring. 

The Mentorship Program originated as a pilot program in District VI and went national in 2016. Through its website, the program uses an algorithm called Mentor City to connect mentors and mentees. An evaluation of member profiles revealed that individuals were seeking mentors with expertise in areas that were not captured by the profile fields used in the software’s matching algorithm. ACOG’s Young Physician leadership evaluated our list of terms and created a more complete and effective list that has led to more matches.

To learn more and participate, visit the Mentorship Program webpage, or email

Read “Connect Professionally and Personally through Mentorship” in the October edition of ACOG Rounds to learn more about the Mentorship Program’s inception.  

Mentorship Café at the 2017 ACOG Annual and Clinical Scientific Meeting

Don’t miss the opportunity to develop a career-changing relationship that can grow into a lifelong bond with colleagues. At the upcoming ACOG Annual Meeting, we will be hosting a Mentorship Café. Join us in Room 25C of the San Diego Convention Center from 7:30AM - 9:30AM on Sunday, May 7 - Tuesday, May 9 for coffee and casual conversation. 

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