Fellow Requirements

An ACOG Fellow is a board certified obstetrician–gynecologist whose professional activity is devoted to the practice of obstetrics, gynecology, or both.

To be a Fellow, you must have:

  • Certification and Maintenance of the Certification in obstetrics, gynecology, or both from one of the boards recognized by the College Board of Directors:
    • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology: Parts I and II
    • Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of the United Kingdom
    • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada 
    • Consejo Mexicana de Ginecología & Obstetricia
    • The University of the West Indies Postgraduate Doctor of Medicine
    • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
    • Federación Centroamericana de Sociedades de Obstetricia y Ginecologia
    • Japanese Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology 
    • Sociedad Chilena de Obstetricia y Ginecología (CONACEM)
    • European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • An active, unrestricted license to practice medicine and surgery in each jurisdiction where you are licensed or country of residence where you are licensed
  • Attainment of high ethical and professional standing

Fellow status is also available to board certified physicians in other Latin American Sections (Argentina, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador and Peru).

ACOG is not affiliated with the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG). Board certification qualifies Junior Fellow members for Fellow status, but transfer to Fellow is only granted after the executive board has received, processed, and approved a completed Fellow application. Please allow up to four weeks to process. After approval has been granted, new Fellows are notified by email and mail on a monthly basis.

Recently board-certified Junior Fellow members must complete and submit an application for Fellow status within one year of passing part 2 of the oral boards to retain membership with ACOG.