Residents and Graduates
Residents or recent graduates of approved programs in obstetrics and gynecology who reside in an ACOG District are eligible to become ACOG Junior Fellows. Residency programs in the United States are approved if they have earned accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. In other countries that are part of an ACOG District, program approval is based on CREOG exam registration or third-party verification in those countries. Learn more about ACOG Districts & Sections.
To be a Junior Fellow, you must have:
- Begun or completed a residency in an approved obstetrics and gynecology program
- Current residents may hold an active medical license, if applicable
- Past participants must have completed residency within the last eight years and hold an active medical license to practice obstetrics and gynecology
- 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 up to three weeks. After approval has been granted, Junior Fellows are admitted and notified by email. Check your application status
Applications must include:
- Proof of Residency must be through enrollment in a participating CREOG Program or upload of completed and signed Residency Verification Form (English | Spanish). Documentation must include the resident's full name, dates of the program duration, the residency program name, contact information for the program director, and the signature of the current residency program director or chair.
- Proof of Medical License, if applicable, including issuance information and document upload. An unrestricted medical license means the physician can practice medicine without any restrictions or supervision (excluding hospital permits).
All active graduating Junior Fellows in Training/Residency are automatically rolled into the Junior Fellow in Practice category upon completion of their training/residency program. Junior Fellows in Practice will be billed in October for the upcoming year's dues. For more information, read our tips on maintaining ACOG membership after residency.
Please keep in mind that the initials FACOG may not be used by a Junior Fellow.
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.
Family medicine residents currently enrolled in a residency program in the United States may apply to be an Associate Member Resident.
- Proof of Residency through upload of completed and signed Residency Verification Form
- Proof of Medical License, if applicable, including issuance information and document upload
Processing may take up to four weeks. After approval has been granted, Family Medicine Residents are admitted and notified by email. Membership dues are billed once applicants are admitted.
For more information, read our tips on maintaining ACOG membership after residency.