The Pacific Coast Obstetrical and Gynecological Society consists of physicians dedicated to excellence in the health care of women. The membership is composed of physicians board certified in obstetrics and gynecology on the faculty of major universities on the west coast as well as community physicians noted for their clinical expertise and leadership in obstetrics and gynecology. Members come from Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Idaho. Membership is limited and is by invitation only. All members are required to present an original research paper prior to becoming a member.
The Society provides continued professional learning for its members throughout their careers through an annual meeting where Fellows and guests present their papers. The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology is the official publication for those papers. Also the society is involved with social issues and health care delivery to women as well as education to women about health care.