Resident Advocacy Program (RAP)


Resident Advocacy Program (RAP)Overview

The Resident Advocacy Program (RAP) helps Ob/Gyn residents gain a greater understanding of policy and political factors that shape the future of the specialty. The program will better prepare a new generation of physicians to influence the future of our healthcare delivery system and offers the opportunity to participate in the political process in the state capital of Albany, NY.

RAP consists of a two-day, one night trip to Albany for up to two residents per program and includes travel, lodging and select meals.

Interested residents should check-in with their Program Director for attendance approval and registration.


2019 Resident Advocacy Program


  • March 5 - 6, 2019 - Albany, New York
    ACOG District II will join with the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY)
    for an advocacy day focused on our legislative priorities.

NOTE: Only Residency Program Directors and their coordinators may register Junior Fellow residents for the RAP.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, February 1st

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2018 Recap Resident Advocacy Program

Thank you to the Ob/Gyn residents from across the State who participated in the 2018 Resident Advocacy Program!

During their first day in Albany, residents participated in a tour of the State Capitol and attended a dinner meeting where they received training on the legislative process, how to successfully communicate with legislators, and an overview of ACOG’s legislative priorities. The following day, Iffath Abbasi Hoskins, MD, District II Chair, and District staff conducted a legislative briefing session for residents that included a recap on legislative priorities and their assignments for visits with NYS Senators and Assemblymembers. Residents attended legislative visits in small groups allowing each to speak to the topics at hand. The expert voice on women’s health was definitely heard in Albany as residents represented the best interests of Ob-Gyns and their patients.

Iffath Abbasi Hoskins, MD - 2018 RAP   2018 RAP Residents, Albany Medical Center


American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
409 12th Street SW, Washington, DC  20024-2188