The applicant shall submit an online application at www.nyobsociety.org/application-for-fellowship. Those eligible for Fellowship must be diplomates of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) in good standing, not actively in training, and residing in or near New York City. A subspecialist need not be certified in the subspecialty as long as he or she is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the field of obstetrics and gynecology.
The applicant must provide a paper where the applicant serves as first or senior author, which must have been submitted to or published in a peer-reviewed journal within the past 3 years. This requirement is waived for those applicants who have achieved the position of Associate Professor or Professor, regardless of track.
It is the responsibility of the Proposer to send the completed application to the Administrator of the Society. This should include:
1. A completed online application.
2. A manuscript that has been submitted to or published in a peer-reviewed journal within the past 3 years, and for which the applicant serves as first or senior author. (This requirement is waived for those applicants who have achieved the position of Associate Professor or Professor, regardless of track.)
3. Three letters of recommendation (from the proposer and two endorsers).
4. No application will be processed until and unless all of the above requirements are received by November 30th.
The Membership Committee will interview the candidates from January through February, immediately following the monthly meeting. The candidate must be introduced to the committee by the Proposer or, if unavailable, by an endorser. During the interview, the candidate should be prepared to discuss his/her application and the manuscript submitted with the application. The Proposer of a candidate not deemed acceptable for further consideration by the Membership Committee will be informed of the decision by the Secretary of the Society by March 1st.
The names of the candidates approved by the Membership Committee will be presented to the Council. If the Council approves, the names of such candidates will be published in the announcement of the April and May meetings. At the annual meeting in May, election of a candidate requires a majority vote of Fellows present.