Norman F. Gant/American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Fellowship
The Norman F. Gant/American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) Fellowship, is named in honor of Norman F. Gant, M.D., a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and a former executive director of ABOG. The fellowship is designed to provide an exceptional learning and career development opportunity to obstetricians and gynecologists early in their careers.
The IOM brings together the most eminent researchers, policy experts, and clinicians from across the country to work together to provide nonpartisan, scientific, and evidence-based advice to national, state, and local policymakers; academic leaders; health care administrators; and the public. Select early career faculty and future leaders in Obstetrics and Gynecology will find their work at the IOM to be an exceptional learning experience.
Each Fellowship will be awarded for a two-year period. During this time, Fellows are expected to continue their work at their main academic posts, while being assigned to one of the following IOM boards:
Health Sciences Policy
Health Care Services
Food and Nutrition
Health of Select Populations
Population Health and Public Health Practice
Children, Youth, and Families
The Fellowship requires a 10-to-20 percent commitment of time for two years, and includes attendance at a one-week orientation to health policy, the Fall IOM Annual Meeting, and the meetings of the assigned board. Additionally, Fellows will participate actively in the work of an appropriate expert study committee or roundtable, including contributing to its reports or other products.
This experience will introduce Fellows to a variety of experts and perspectives, including legislators, government officials, industry leaders, executives of voluntary health organizations, scientists, and other health professionals.
Each Fellow will be assigned to an IOM member who will serve as a senior mentor during the two years of the Fellowship.
A flexible research stipend of $25,000 will be awarded to each Fellow. The stipend will be administered through the appropriate department in the Fellow’s home institution. Stipends are not intended for use as salary offsets.
Nominees for the IOM Fellowship must meet the following requirements:
Nomination by a member of the Institute of Medicine or the American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society or a Director of the ABOG
Diplomate or Active Candidate for certification by ABOG
Non-tenured member of an academic faculty
Able to dedicate 10 percent to 20 percent of time to the Fellowship for two years
Within the first five years of an initial faculty appointment
Sponsorship by academic department head
Endorsement by the Dean
U.S. citizen or permanent residency status at the time of the nomination
The Institute of Medicine especially welcomes under-represented minority candidates.
Professional accomplishments including research and publications
Potential for leadership in health policy
Quality of letters of recommendations
Expertise in an area of relevance to the Institute of Medicine
Nomination letter from a member of the Institute of Medicine or the American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society or a Director of the ABOG
Letters of Recommendation and endorsement from:
An up-to-date curriculum vita
A brief one page bio
All materials should be sent to Marie Michnich at firstname.lastname@example.org or to:
Keck WS 702
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Application packet due: June 2013