Candidate Fellows are those physicians who have successfully completed residency training in obstetrics and gynecology and are actively pursuing board certification in the specialty. Candidates must achieve Active status within six years of passing the written exam, excluding time spent in a Board-approved fellowship. Candidate members shall pay one-half the annual dues to the Society. Candidate members are not eligible to hold office or to vote.
Active Fellows must be licensed, doctors of medicine who limit their practice to the overall health care of women in the State of South Carolina and be board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Full dues are paid to the Society each year and must be paid prior to the date of the annul meeting in order to maintain active membership. Active Fellows may hold office and vote regarding Society business.
Active Fellows who have passed their sixtieth birthday, and have paid dues for the current year, may apply to become an Emeritus Fellow. An Emeritus Fellow can hold office and will not be required attend meetings. Emeritus members are asked to pay a nominal dues fee.
Active members of the South Carolina Obstetrical and Gynecological Society who move from the state of South Carolina but continue the practice of obstetrics and gynecology, at their request, may be maintained as Associate members. Associate members are not eligible to hold office or to vote, and are not expected to pay dues. Associate members are expected to attend a meeting once every four years.
Affiliate Membership is reserved for Allied Health Professional to include PhD’s, other physicians working in women’s health, or Nurse Practitioners involved in women’s healthcare services. Affiliate Members will be invited to attend the Annual Meeting of the Society. Affiliate members will pay one-half of the annual dues. Affiliate members are not eligible to hold office or to vote. An Affiliate Member who is absent from meetings of the society for four successive years without excuse acceptable to the society, will be notified by the Secretary-Treasurer that continued membership requires attendance at the next annual meeting or the Affiliate Member will be dropped from the rolls of the society.
Applications for membership can be completed online or acquired by contacting:
Beth Owens, FACMPE
10120 Two Notch Road
Columbia, SC 29223