The Ob-Gyn Reporter Program will bring 40 residents to the Annual Meeting this year.
These residents will come to San Francisco and learn about the many benefits that ACOG and the Annual Meeting offer. It’s a full immersion, as the reporters attend Annual Meeting events such as clinical seminars, Luncheons with the Experts, postgraduate courses and a variety of events held Monday during Junior Fellow Day. In addition, the reporters connect with other reporting residents, ACOG leadership, and other Annual Meeting attendees.
After the meeting, reporters return home and share what they’ve learned with their colleagues and others who might be interested. They also write a report on their experiences that will be shared with ACOG staff, program coordinators, and district chairs. Those reports can help shape future meetings and agendas.
This year each of the 12 districts will send three reporters. In addition, each district could fund two more reporters. The program is invitation-only for second- and third-year residency students. Each district uses its own criteria for selecting reporters.
The program, which has been going on for more than 20 years, receives its 2015 funding from an unrestricted educational grant from Teva Women’s Health, Inc., and new sponsor Myriad Genetic Laboratories, Inc.