APGO Capstone Programs


The APGO Capstone Programs are APGO’s four most valuable member programs, and they include the APGO Martin L. Stone, MD, Faculty Development Seminar, the APGO Academic Scholars and Leaders Program, the APGO Surgical Education Scholars Program, and the APGO Clerkship Directors’ School. In celebration of APGO’s 50th Anniversary, between 2012 and 2014, the APGO membership donated $1 million to support the future of the APGO Capstone Programs.

APGO Martin L. Stone, MD, Faculty Development Seminar
The APGO Martin L. Stone, MD, Faculty Development Seminar has been held annually since 1983. It provides an excellent opportunity for physician educators who teach medical students and residents to improve their teaching skills and learn best practices through plenary sessions, interactive small group session, workshops and round tables. Outstanding speakers present their skills and expertise during this 4‐day program.

APGO Academic Scholars and Leaders Program
Since the Academic Scholars and Leaders (ASL) Program was first offered in 1998, over 380 physician educators have completed this 15‐month course. The ASL Program is a nationally recognized, comprehensive educational curriculum designed to improve ob‐gyn education by offering motivated faculty the skills they need to effectively enhance all aspects of scholarship and leadership. The APGO ASL Program will celebrate its 20th Anniversary in 2018.

APGO Surgical Education Scholars Program
The Surgical Education Scholars Program is an 18-month journey in teaching ob-gyn faculty how to develop and implement surgical education curricula at their home institution. Various procedures and concepts are used as vehicles for teaching scholars how to transfer surgical  skills and knowledge to their students. The Surgical Education Scholars Program teaches ob-gyn faculty how to develop and implement surgical education curricula at their home institutions and prepares them to conduct multi-institutional research and validation of surgical education methodologies.

APGO Clerkship Directors’ School
The Clerkship Directors’ School, first offered in 1999, was designed to provide both new and experienced clerkship directors with basic to advanced level information to enhance teaching activities and clerkship administration. The School is divided into three sections, with Parts 101 and 201 offered in January prior to the APGO Faculty Development Seminar and Part 301 offered prior to the CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting in March. Approximately 70 clerkship directors participate in this program each year.