REGISTRATION CATEGORIES

Registration Categories

ACOG Fellow: Must be a physician whose professional activity is devoted to the practice of obstetrics and/or gynecology. Practicing board-certified obstetrician-gynecologists within the geographic confines of ACOG may apply for membership under this category. Processing of completed applications may take four months. Incomplete applications may take longer. ACOG admits and activates qualified candidates on a monthly basis.

ACOG Junior Fellow in Practice: Must be an obstetrician and/or gynecologist who is a recent graduate from an allopathic, approved residency program. Junior Fellowship is also available to physicians in Argentina, Central America, Chile, Dominican Republic, Mexico, and the West Indies. Processing of completed applications may take two to four weeks. Incomplete applications may take longer. ACOG admits and activates qualified candidates on a monthly basis.

ACOG Junior Fellow in Training: Must be an obstetrician- gynecologist resident, in an approved program (United States and Canada). Junior Fellowship is also available to residents in Argentina, Central America, Chile, Dominican Republic, Mexico, and the West Indies. Processing of completed applications may take two to four weeks.

ACOG Life Fellow/Fellow Senior Status: Life Fellow is a Fellow who has fully retired from the clinical practice of medicine and surgery with 25 years of active Fellow status and attainment of age 65. Fellow Senior Status is a Fellow engaged part-time in any professional activity with 25 years of active Fellow status and attainment of age 60. Processing of completed applications may take two weeks.

ACOG Member on Active Duty in the United States Military: A member of ACOG that is also on active duty in the United States Military.

ACOG Associate Member: Any physician who has given valuable service in obstetrics and/or gynecology and who is not eligible to be a Fellow. Practicing board-certified physicians of other specialties in the geographic confines of ACOG may apply for membership under this category. Practicing osteopathic board- certified ob-gyn physicians in the geographic confines of ACOG may apply for membership under this category. Practicing non-board- certified ob-gyns in the geographic confines of ACOG may apply for membership under this category. Processing of completed applications may take four months. Incomplete applications may take longer. ACOG admits and activates qualified candidates on a monthly basis.

ACOG Educational Affiliate: An individual in a medical education or training program that would not qualify for physician membership or a certified health care professional may apply. Applicants must provide patient care. Processing of completed applications may take two to four weeks. Incomplete applications may take longer.

Resident, Non-Member: A graduate and licensed physician receiving training in a specialty in a hospital and is not a member of the College.

Physician, Non-Member: A physician who is not a member of the College and who provides direct women’s healthcare clinical services to patients.

Other Healthcare Professional: An individual who provides hands-on, direct patient healthcare services or is engaged in women’s healthcare research and who is not in any of the membership categories of the College or is not a physician. These individuals may include, but are not limited to, nurses, midwives, physician’s assistants, sonographers, radiology technicians, etc. This category does not include individuals who work for medical industry companies.

Medical Student: An individual currently enrolled in medical school (MD, DO) at an accredited institution. Not open to other types of students. Processing of completed applications may take one to two weeks. Submission of your application is done electronically. Medical students must show identification from an accredited institution when their registration packets are picked up onsite.

Spouse/Guest: Is defined as a spouse, significant other, friend, or an adult child age 18 or older who wishes to attend the meeting but does not wish to receive continuing medical education (CME) credits or cognates. An exhibitor, co-worker, or an associate of an exhibitor does not qualify for the guest registration category. A registered spouse or guest is allowed to attend the symposia sessions, the Welcome Reception and to visit the exhibit hall. They are eligible to purchase tickets for spouse/guest program activities. Registration must be indicated on the ACOG Advance Registration Form. Spouse/guest and adult family members who wish to register for courses and receive CME credits or cognates must register in the appropriate registration category listed above.

ACOG Honorary Fellows: Honorary Fellows are individuals of outstanding achievement in the field of obstetrics and gynecology, or in an allied discipline, from any country and are selected by the Executive Committee of the Executive Board. They must have obtained national and international recognition (achieved distinction and recognized for a leadership position by being elected president or a senior officer of a national or international obstetrical and gynecological society or organization) and should have a relationship with U.S activities involving women’s health care. ACOG Members are ineligible for Honorary Fellowship.

Practice Manager: A practice manager is a management professional who coordinates all functions of a private practice.

One-Day Registrant: One-day registration is available for ACOG members, non-members and press. One-day registrants can only attend sessions and purchase tickets for events being held on the day they register. Additional one-day registrants are available online.

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