Associate Member Requirements

Associate Member

An associate member is a physician within the geographic confines of the College who has performed valuable service in obstetrics, gynecology, or both and who is not eligible to be a Fellow or Junior Fellow (e.g., a physician in a specialty other than obstetrics and gynecology who is board certified or an obstetrician–gynecologist who isn't board certified).


  • Successful completion of an examination or certification by a board other than those recognized by ACOG as a qualification for Fellow status or possession of an advanced degree with significant contributions in women’s health 
  • An active, unrestricted license to practice medicine and surgery in each jurisdiction where the individual is licensed or country of residence where the individual is licensed

Each application will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please allow up to four weeks to process. After approval has been granted, new associate members are notified by email and mail on a monthly basis.