ACOG remains active in supporting efforts to foster medical student interest and to recruit the best and brightest into our field. In recent years, many individuals have developed novel initiatives and programs which have enhanced ACOG’s medical student recruitment efforts at the Section, District, and National levels.

John Gibbons Award

The Gibbons Award honors medical students with a passion and dedication to women’s health care and advocacy. It provides the student with financial compensation to assist with travel and accommodations during the Annual District Meeting. Visit your District page to find more information about requirements and the application process in your District.

2022 ACOG Medical Student Recruitment Award

Annually, ACOG’s department of Medical Student Affairs recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exemplary initiative and dedication to medical student recruitment activities. We are currently seeking nominations of exceptional individuals to be considered for 2022 award. Nominations should be active ACOG Fellows or Junior Fellows* (any level) in good standing.

*Medical Students are not eligible for this award.

Application Process

All nominations should be submitted by Wednesday, February 9, 2022, to Katherine Miller, medical student affairs manager, at [email protected].

To nominate an individual, please email the following information:

  1. Individual’s Name
  2. Current Practice/Institution
  3. ACOG District and Section
  4. National/District/Section leadership role (if any)
  5. Description of the individual’s leadership in the area of medical student recruitment. Include a statement of why the individual is the most deserving to receive this award. Details of specific initiatives, activities, or other approaches the individual has developed or fostered to promote medical student interest in OB/GYN and ACOG are encouraged.

District XII Annual Medical Student Award

Each spring, District XII will contact the seven medical schools in Florida and ask that they select two medical students from their program who have shown outstanding achievement. These medical students will be presented with a District XII Medical Student Award certificate and a cash prize. Our hope is that these awards will stimulate interest in the field of obstetrics and gynecology and encourage young medical students continue on to earn their medical degree.

Awards and Scholarships