Junior Fellow Requirements

An ACOG Junior Fellow is an resident or recent graduate of an approved program in obstetrics and gynecology. Junior Fellow membership is available to residents in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Latin American Sections (Central America, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, and Peru) and the West Indies.

To be a Junior Fellow, you must have:

  • Current participation in an approved residency in obstetrics and gynecology, or successful completion of such a program, provided it is within 8 years from the end of the candidate's residency
  • Immediate and continued limitation of professional activities, exclusively, to obstetrics and/or gynecology
  • Attainment of high ethical and professional standing

Processing of completed applications may take two to four (2-4) weeks and cannot begin until ACOG has received a completed Junior Fellow application. After approval has been granted, Junior Fellows are admitted and notified by email.

Please do not enter duplicate applications. It will not speed up processing of your original application.

All active Junior Fellows in Training/Residency are automatically rolled into the Junior Fellow in Practice category upon completion of their training program. Junior Fellows in Practice will be billed in October for the upcoming year’s dues. Please see Tips for Maintaining ACOG Membership After Residency.

Please keep in mind that the initials FACOG and JFACOG may not be used by a Junior Fellow.

Additional Information

Board certification exams and the Case List Summary are not handled by ACOG. Please contact the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) for information. The contact number is (214) 871-1619.

Subspecialty Fellowships are managed by the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

The following specialty matches are managed by the NRMP. The date in parenthesis indicates the year when the match began.


  • Reproductive Endocrinology (1991)
  • Gynecologic Oncology (1993)
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine (1994)
  • Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery (2001)

View open resident positions by year.