The Proposer, either a Fellow or Life Fellow, shall obtain an application for Fellowship from the Secretary of the Society. 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 subspeciality 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 should provide a list of five peer-reviewed papers, and one selected paper should be submitted with the application. The applicant must be listed as first or senior author on the selected paper, 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 Secretary of the Society. This document should include:
1. A completed application signed by the proposer and two endorsers.
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 1st.
The Membership Committee will interview the candidates from November through January, usually just prior to 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 January 31st. If the candidate is approved by the Membership Committee, the name of such a candidate will be circulated to the membership in the February announcement of the monthly meeting. Screening ballots will be sent to the members for their recommendation in February. At the April Council Meeting, the candidates approved by the Membership Committee whose names were previously circulated by the Membership Committee, and the tabulated results of the screening ballots will be presented to the Council. If the Council approves, the names of such candidates will be published in the announcement of the annual meeting in May. At that meeting, election of a candidate requires a majority vote of Fellows present.