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Be member of your NATIONAL OB/GYN TRAINEE ASSOCIATION!
WATOG is here to help you organizing your trainee association on national or regional level !
You can be active member of the WATOG if you are within 10 years from the beginning of your OB/GYN training.
The “TRAINEE” status concerns those young professionals in OB/GYN who are enrolled in the nationally recognized training program but have not yet completed the training nor received certification as a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. The definition of trainee is determined on national level. Trainees have full voting rights and can hold offices. They can also benefit from certain advantages.
The “ASSOCIATE MEMBER” status concerns those young professional who have completed the training or received certification as a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology, but the beginning of their OB/GYN training has started within 10 years. Young OB/GYN can vote and hold offices. They benefit from less advantages than trainees.
The “HONONARY MEMBER” status concerns those who have been founding member, trainee member, or associate member, whose OB/GYN training has started more than 10 years ago, but who wish to stay close and work with WATOG on a voluntary basis. They have a counselor status with no voting rights, they cannot hold offices and have no financial benefice.
The national trainee associations nominate their representatives for WATOG.
If a national association is already member of a large-scale international trainee association, it is the latter who elects the WATOG delegates.
The nominated representatives will be invited to the tri-annual General Assembly which is coupled to the FIGO congress. The representatives have voting rights and can run for offices.
Each of the six main regions is represented by two delegates in the Executive Committee (EC). The EC members are elected by representatives of the region. Large scale associations that cover a whole main region, like ENTOG, can elect the WATOG EC members in their midst before attending the General Assembly.
In case a representative is elected as Officer he or she is responsible to find a replacement who will represent his or her country during the following three years. Officers cannot be Executive Committee members in the same time.
Executive Committee members can still represent their countries, but it is advisable to share their national tasks with their local peers.
If you are officer of an association or academic board which represents OB/GYN trainees and young professionals in your country, you can contact us by fulfilling the attached contact form.
Note that if your country is already member of ENTOG, your association is automatically member of WATOG.
If your country does not have a trainee association you can apply for individual membership by giving us your personal contact details.