2016 Young Physician Survey Results


Dear ACOG Young Physicians,


As you may know, ACOG underwent a significant strategic planning process to better define what we want ACOG to look like in 2020 and how we can get there.  Four major work groups were formed to guide our discussions – Understanding member needs, Optimization of our governance structure, ensuring financial viability that supports continued growth, and developing the capability to collect and analyze data.


Simultaneous with our strategic planning process was the development of a major membership survey targeted to the Young Physician members.  The Young Physician National Officers included seven specific questions to better understand what our members value and our opportunities for the future. 


We found out that major areas of interest for ACOG Young Physicians include: work/life balance, physician burnout, and ACOG educational materials.  Opportunities include mentorship and practice guidance/management. We invite you to view the 2016 Young Physician Membership Survey Results


To this end, the Young Physicians will focus on three areas this year to add value for our less engaged members:

  1. Formalized Mentorship Program (modeled after District VI)

  2. Young Physician Course at the Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting that will focus on “5 minute consults” for each of the subspecialties.  Basically, this will be a high yield update on subspecialty issues that will help all specialists in their daily practice.

  3. A regular newsletter at least every 2 months to increase communication and update YP members of our activities.  We are going to start a “Practice Smarter, not Harder” contest/blog to help share best practices to help those of us in the trenches.



Your Young Physician National Officers


Rajiv B. Gala, MD

Tamara Helfer, MD, MBA

Erin Keyser, MD


American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
409 12th Street SW, Washington, DC  20024-2188
Mailing Address: PO Box 96920, Washington, DC 20024-9998