Membership Application Checklist

Please submit the following via e-mail only by July 1 to AGOS headquarters at agos@agosonline.org:

Please review the following information to aid you in completing your application.

The American Gynecological & Obstetrical Society advances the health of women by providing dedicated leadership and promoting excellence in research, education and medical practice. The AGOS is an organization composed of individuals attaining national prominence in scholarship in the discipline of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health.

Candidates for membership should be outstanding leaders in academic obstetrics and gynecology with good character, high ethical standing and recognized ability as a teacher, physician and scholar. Candidates will generally be at the level of associate professor or higher and should demonstrate significant evidence of 1) research and scholarly activity, and 2) national prominence and leadership. Candidates must have attended at least one AGOS meeting as a guest.

Supported by the knowledge that diverse backgrounds and ideas are crucial to academic excellence, AGOS seeks to build an academic community whose members are diverse in terms of gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, cultures, backgrounds and life experiences.

  1. Research and scholarly activity: AGOS values both a significant scholarly impact, as well as diversity in scholarly activity, which may include scholarships of education, health service, or biomedical science discovery and integration. As such, candidates must:
    • have at least 20 significant original publications in peer-reviewed journals
    • demonstrate likelihood of continued future academic/scholarly contributions.

    In addition, candidates should demonstrate scholarly activity in other areas which might include (but is not limited to):

    • Contributions in books, point of care medical resources, evidence-based web tools, chapters, video, etc., that represent major integrative scholarship
    • Innovative educational developments
    • Publication of key books, curricula, etc. related to medical education
    • Leadership in evidence-based reviews, ACOG publications (such as Technical Bulletins), national guideline formation

Evidence of extramural funding from federal agencies and foundations is highly encouraged (such as the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Defense, American Hospital Association, American Diabetes Association, etc.). Other sources of research funding (for example, institutional, industry, etc.) is also valued.

  1. National/international prominence: AGOS values national and international prominence and candidates should demonstrate participation in several of the following areas:
    • Service as an Editor or on Editorial Boards of peer-reviewed journals;
    • Membership on site visit teams for national funding agencies;
    • Regular participation in peer-review activities for national funding agencies (see above) and/or professional peer-reviewed journals;
    • Convening/organizing programs at national or international meetings of significant professional organizations;
    • Selection for membership in appropriate selective prestigious national or international academic/scholarly professional organizations;
    • Elected leadership role in prestigious regional or national or international academic/scholarly professional organizations;
    • Significant leadership or committee service to prestigious national or international academic/scholarly professional organizations.
    • Academic education-related positions (e.g., Program or Fellowship Director)
    • Formal mentorship positions (e.g., P.I. or Project Leader for training grants, institutional or national research training programs)
    • Academic leadership positions (e.g. Dean, Chairmanship or Division Director).
    • PI or Leader on major global health research or projects
    • Other: If you have other examples of national or international prominence that Fellowship Committee members may not be familiar with, please provide a narrative in your applicant summary.