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Senior and Life Fellow Requirements

Fellow Senior Status

A Fellow in good standing may request to be Fellow Senior Status because of advancing age, illness, or other sufficient reason. To transfer your membership to Fellow Senior Status, you must meet one of the two following requirements:

  • Completion of 25 years of active Fellow status, attainment of age 60, and part-time engagement in any professional activity; or
  • Temporarily or partially disabled from performing the professional activities of a board-certified obstetriciangynecologist (requires current written documentation from disability insurance carrier or treating physician).

Fellows wishing to attain this status must complete and submit an application for transfer. The application cannot be retroactive. Processing time can take up to two weeks.

Fellow Senior Status includes continued rights and privileges of a Fellow, use of the initials FACOG, and the ability to vote and hold office.

National dues are assessed annually.

 

Life Fellow

A Fellow in good standing may request to be a Life Fellow because of advancing age, illness, or other sufficient reason. To update membership to Life Fellow, you must meet one of the two following requirements:

  • Completion of 25 years of active Fellow status, attainment of age 65, and full retirement from the clinical practice of medicine and surgery; or
  • Permanently and totally disabled from performing the professional activities of a board-certified obstetriciangynecologist (requires current written documentation from disability insurance carrier or treating physician).

Fellows wishing to attain this status must complete and submit an application for transfer ACOG. The application cannot be retroactive. Processing time can take up to two weeks.

Life Fellows may vote but cannot hold office. Any active Life Fellow requesting continued ACOG mailings such as Obstetrics & Gynecology will be assessed a subscription fee of $95.

No national, District, or Section dues are assessed.

ACOG requires all Life Fellow members to check in annually.