Physician reentry into practice after an extended leave of absence presents numerous challenges to both the physician and the credentialing hospital. Given the sustained demand for obstetrician-gynecologist (ob-gyn) physicians, it is imperative that returning physicians have access to an attainable pathway of reentry that recognizes the training and experience of these physicians while also ensuring adequate evaluation of current clinical skills and readiness for clinical care.

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Physician Reentry into Practice Task Force

Task Force Chair
Christine Herde, MD, FACOG

Immediate Past President of ACOG
Iffath Abbasi Hoskins, MD, FACOG

Task Force Members
Adele El Kareh, MD, PhD, FACOG
Frederick Friedman Jr, MD, FACOG
Aleksandr Fuks, MD, FACOG
Susan Khalil, MD, FACOG
Carmen Llopiz-Valle, MD, FACOG
Suzanne Mesidor,  MD, FACOG
Ralph Ruggiero, MD, FACOG
Chista Safajou, MD, FACOG
Vonetta Sylvestre, MD, FACOG

Hospital Strategies: Reentering Obstetrician-Gynecologists into Practice has been generously supported by a grant from the ACOG Foundation.

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