A person who is licensed to practice medicine in Uganda and has a Specialist Certificate or other postgraduate qualification in Obstetrics and Gynecology acceptable to AOGU council or whose specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynecology is recognized by Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council is eligible to become a member OB/GYN.
Any person eligible to become a Member of the Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Uganda under any of the categories mentioned below shall become a Member upon:
- Nomination by two current Members Ob/Gyn (when applicable)
- Approval by Council
- Payment of the appropriate annual fee as determined by Association By-Laws, Ethics and Professional Development Committee.
Please note that any member of the Association who is in arrears of payment of fees may not exercise the privileges of membership until the arrears are paid.
Type of Members
A member OB/GYN, who has reached the age of 60 years and is no longer in active practice or has been a Member OB/GYN for at least 25 years, may apply to be a life member.
Any member of the association may propose to the council a distinguished individual for honorary membership. Upon approval by Council and by a majority of members voting at the Annual General Meeting (AGM), the distinguished individual shall become an Honorary Member. Honorary members shall not be required to pay fees and may not vote at meetings or hold office.
A person who is licensed to practice medicine outside Uganda with a certificate acceptable to Council and recognized by Uganda Medical and Dental practitioners Council or equivalent organization in another country may apply to be an International Member. International members have the privilege of using the designation: Fellow of the Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Uganda (FAOGU).
A person who is enrolled in a postgraduate training programme in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (OB/GYN) acceptable to Council may apply to become a Junior Member. Junior Members may not vote or hold office except as specified in AOGU By-Laws. A Junior member in AOGU Council shall have a vote in the Council.
General Practitioner Member
A person who is enrolled in General Practice in Uganda may apply to be a General Practitioner Member and exercise all rights privileges of a member except hold office on the executive committee.
A person who is enrolled in a Ugandan Medical or Midwifery/Nursing school may apply to become a Student Member. Student Members may not vote or hold office.
Associate members may exercise all rights and privileges except the right to vote or hold office. A person who belongs to one of the following medical fields may apply to become associate Member:
- Basic sciences
- Other disciples of medicine
- Midwifery and Nursing.