Events & Meetings: Junior Fellows and Medical Students Should Not Miss ACOG '17

The organizers of the 2017 ACOG Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting have maintained a proud tradition through the years of creating a robust and energetic meeting that especially caters to our youngest members—Junior Fellows and medical students. 2017 is no exception.

Registration for the 2017 Annual Meeting is now open. All members who plan to attend, new or returning, should register now to take advantage of discounted early-bird rates and to ensure the best selection of courses. 

Junior Fellows

Junior Fellows, of course, always look forward to Junior Fellow Sunday. They begin their transition from residency to practice with a power-packed day that goes from sunrise to sunset and beyond.

The day’s events include detailed information from the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology on studying for and taking the oral and written exams. This session also includes do’s and don’ts for your case list. 

That session is followed by The Dr. Scott and Honorable Dr. Nan Hayworth Junior Fellow Course: Life After Residency–Transitioning from Training to Practice. This highly anticipated annual series of lectures includes:

  • Financial Planning for Young Physicians–Your Financial APGAR
  • Contracts and Business of Medicine
  • Curriculum Vitae Preparation

Whet your appetite for Financial Planning for Young Physicians with this informative interview with lecture leader James Breeden, MD, held at the 2016 Annual Meeting.

Junior Fellows will also take full advantage of the third annual Career Fair on Tuesday, May 9. Each year, the Career Fair provides access to hundreds of top ob-gyn jobs, plus in-person networking opportunities with dozens of employers. Access to the Career Fair is included with registration, but attendees should sign up ahead of time so employers know they are coming! 

Employers take part in the Career Fair for a minimal fee. Take a look at this list of employers from 2016. Many are expected back in 2017:

  • Advantia Health
  • Alpha Medical Group
  • BAS Healthcare
  • Bayhealth
  • Baylor College of Medicine: The Center for Children and Women
  • CareMount Medical
  • Carrollton OB/GYN LLC
  • Clinica Family Health
  • CompHealth
  • Community Health Systems
  • Clinica Family Health
  • Family HealthCare Network
  • FDA Office of New Drugs
  • Lexington Clinic
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Medicus Healthcare Solutions
  • MedStar Montgomery Medical Center
  • Mercy Clinic
  • Ministry Health Care
  • MomDoc
  • Montefiore Medical Center / Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Ob Hospitalist Group
  • Ob-gyn Associates
  • Parkmed NYC
  • Prevea Health, Inc
  • Riverside Healthcare
  • Scartascini & Rogers
  • Simon Weiss MD, LLC
  • Southern California Permanente Medical Group
  • Summit Health
  • The Permanente Medical Group, Inc.
  • VNA Health Care
  • Weatherby Healthcare

Junior Fellows and others can stop by the Career Connection booth at any time to schedule free CV reviews with other health care professionals.

Junior Fellows finish up the day at the Medical Student/Junior Fellow/Young Physician Reception to make new friends and reconnect with old ones.

Medical Students

Medical students have an array of special programs Saturday through Monday to introduce them to the vital and rewarding ob-gyn specialty. 

On Saturday, The John M. Gibbons, Jr., MD Medical Student Lecture introduces medical students to “Ob-Gyn as a Career.”  The lecture features panel discussions providing insight on what it takes to succeed.

On Sunday, several roundtable discussions and workshops for medical students are presented by year.  Fourth year medical students who have been matched will enjoy “Step Up To Residency” simulation and didactics. Medical students in years one through three will be provided with hands-on skills workshops covering knot tying, obstetric vaginal delivery simulators, intrauterine contraception insertion simulators, and “Finding the Right Residency and CV Personal Statement” roundtable discussion.

Also on Sunday, medical students will enjoy the Medical Student/Junior Fellow/Young Physician Reception at 5:30 pm in the Convention Center. 

Monday brings the always popular Ob-Gyn Residency Fair. The Fair provides the chance to talk with representatives from many of the nation’s best ob-gyn residency programs. See the 2016 list here:

  • Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • Carilion Clinic/Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
  • White Memorial Medical Center
  • Northwestern McGaw    
  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • University of Hawaii
  • Oregon Health & Science University
  • Carolinas Medical Center
  • Kaiser Permanente- San Francisco
  • Kaiser Permanente- Oakland Medical Center    
  • Kaiser Permanente- Santa Clara
  • Ryan Residency Training Program    
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • University of Texas at Houston -Memorial Hermann Hospital    
  • Reading Hospital
  • Mayo Clinic    
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Lankenau Medical Center    
  • Saint Barnabas Medical Center
  • Baystate Medical Center 

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