Resident Reporter Program
The SASGOG Resident Reporter Program promotes connections between residents in training and the specialty of general OB/GYN. This unique program affords residents the opportunity to develop leadership skills and provides exposure to current topics in OB/GYN.
The SASGOG Reporter Program is partially funded by an educational grant provided by a generous donor partner and supported by the SASGOG membership.
Selected residents will receive a stipend (variable) applicable towards travel, registration fees and hotel costs. Registration includes attendance at the SASGOG Annual Meeting, as well the joint ACOG/SASGOG scientific session. Both events are being held in conjunction with the ACOG Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting (ACSM).
Qualified Applicants must meet the following criteria:
⦁ PGY-3 or PGY-4 Obstetrics and Gynecology residents in good standing from an ACGME accredited U.S. or Canadian OB/GYN residency training program
⦁ Have shown a strong interest in the field of Academic General Obstetrics and Gynecology
⦁ Available to attend:
⦁ SASGOG Annual Meeting
⦁ SASGOG’s subspecialty session at the ACOG ACSM
⦁ Scanned copy of the Residency Program Director Approval form.
⦁ Submission of CV/ Resume
⦁ Submission of a 250-word essay on the topic, “What resonates most with you about the role of the Academic Generalist in OBGYN?”
Responsibilities of the Resident Reporter
Resident reporters are matched with a SASGOG faculty advisor prior to the meeting. The advisor meets with the resident reporter at the meeting, providing support and suggestions during the program and mentoring the essay described below.
⦁ Resident reporters submit a 250–500 word essay related to the meeting’s theme. Each reporter may choose his or her own focus. The essay should be related to a lecture, breakout session or discussion from the SASGOG Annual Meeting that was meaningful to the reporter. Working with their SASGOG mentor, the resident reporter develops this essay and submits it to SASGOG no later than June 15 of the year in which the meeting is held. All essays will be published on the SASGOG website.
⦁ Resident reporters are to provide an active social media presence through Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. during the conferences. This will benefit both other residents who attend the meeting and those at their home institutions.
Activities During the Meeting
⦁ Breakfast with SASGOG dignitaries
⦁ Active participation in SASGOG conference
⦁ Official introductions of the resident reporters during the SASGOG Annual Meeting
Applications are typically solicited in the 4th calendar quarter.