About the Society : Obstetrics & Gynecology

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About the Society

​​About the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Founded in 1951, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is the specialty's premier professional membership organization dedicated to the improvement of women's health. With more than 60,000 members, ACOG is a 501(c)(6) organization, and its activities include producing ACOG's practice guidelines and other educational material.

Fellows of ACOG are board-certified ob-gyns whose professional activities are devoted to the practice of obstetrics and/or gynecology, who possess unrestricted licenses to practice medicine, and have attained high ethical and professional standing. Fellows of ACOG can be recognized by the designation of FACOG (Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) after the physician's name. There are also several other categories of membership.

The ACOG "We Are You" video provides a helpful overview and addresses the organization's commitment to offering the very best in education, advocacy and practice management.

For more information, please visit www.acog.org.