The Resident Reporter Program will bring 40 residents to the Annual Meeting this year.
These residents will receive a full immersion into and learn about the many benefits of the Annual Meeting and ACOG. As Reporters, they will attend clinical seminars, Luncheons with the Experts, postgraduate courses, and a variety of events held Monday during Junior Fellow Day.
Skip Granai, MD, FACOG, FACS, director of the Program in Women’s Oncology, is an associate professor at Brown University, and will once again lead the Resident Reporters in a program to aid in their professional self-assessment and personal growth. His challenging presentations encourage those listening to consider their commitment to their own professional and personal values.
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.
The invitation-only program is for second- and third-year residency students. Each district uses its own criteria for selecting Reporters and can send as many as they want, but only two positions will receive ACOG-sponsored funding.
The program, which has been going on for more than two decades, receives its funding from an unrestricted educational grant from Teva Women’s Health, Inc. and Myriad Genetic Laboratories, Inc.