ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSORS OF GYNECOLOGY AND OBSTETRICS

April 2019 e-Bulletin


SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT FOR FDS
APGO is now accepting abstract submissions for workshop, round table and film presentations for the 2020 Martin L. Stone, MD, Faculty Development Seminar, January 11-14 in Bonita Springs, FL.

This year’s program “APGO 2020: A Clear Vision for the Future” will encompass the following subthemes:

  • Blind Spots
  • Progressive Lenses
  • Keeping an Eye on You

Deadline: May 13, 2019.

Learn more and submit an abstract!


APGO RELEASES STATEMENT ON TEACHING PELVIC EXAMS TO MEDICAL STUDENTS
Following an increase in news coverage on the topic of teaching pelvic exams to medical students, the APGO Board of Directors approved the formation of a task force to look into the topic and to make recommendations about APGO’s role in providing guidance and eliminating misconceptions.

After a detailed analysis of the issue, the task force recommended that APGO, as the premier organization for ob-gyn educators, make a statement about the importance of teaching pelvic exams to medical students, and provided a draft for Board review and approval. The APGO Board unanimously approved the statement which is supported by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and endorsed by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOOG) and the American Urogynecologic Society. The task force will author a paper on the topic, which will be shared with APGO members once published.

Read the full statement.


APGO NOW ACCEPTING COMMITTEE APPLICATIONS
Development Committee
The APGO Development Committee was established in 2007 to make recommendations to the APGO Board of Directors on programs and projects supported by the APGO Development Fund. The Development Committee also provides grants for new project initiatives and spearheads fundraising initiatives of the organization. To this end, familiarity with current APGO programs and projects as well as extensive experience in fundraising, implementation of fundraising strategies and department funding management are essential to participation.
Application Deadline: Monday, May 13. Learn more.

Undergraduate Medical Education Committee (UMEC)
Established in 1965, this 12-member committee addresses issues of medical student education and faculty development in a changing health care environment. UMEC is an exceptionally satisfying committee to work with because of the tremendous output of the members and the committee as a whole. UMEC produces teaching tools, organizes faculty development programs and promotes innovative teaching methods for continued excellence in undergraduate medical education known throughout the United States and Canada.
Application Deadline: Monday, June 10. Learn more.


UPDATED SELF-ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS INTEGRATED INTO PREPFORRES AND UWISE
Undergraduate Web-Based Interactive Self-Evaluation (uWISE)
Test bank questions for uWISE, an approximately 600-question interactive self-exam designed to help medical students acquire the necessary basic knowledge in obstetrics and gynecology, regardless of future medical specialty choice, were updated April 1. This resource is available to institutions with a subscription, and individual student subscriptions may also be purchased.
Half of the test bank questions are updated annually; the latest was April 1. Learn more.

Preparation for Residency Knowledge Assessment Tool (PrepforRes)
PrepforRes, an interactive, web-based examination that measures the didactic knowledge of incoming ob-gyn interns based on the ACGME level 1 Milestones, was updated to include new questions April 15. Institutions also use this tool for their boot camp/residency preparation. The exam is available to medical schools and residency programs through an annual subscription to the APGO uWISE program. This exam is available as a stand-alone subscription for schools who do not already subscribe to APGO uWISE.
All questions were updated April 15. Learn more.


APGO ALUMNI SOCIETY PREPARES TO TAKE NEXT STEPS
The APGO Alumni Society is preparing to elect its officers and to begin to identify its future activities. Alumni Society Members should watch their inbox in the coming weeks for leadership job descriptions and information on how to apply, as well as for a survey to identify interests and to begin to shape the future of the Society. APGO looks forward to your feedback.

If you are interested in joining the Alumni Society, click here to learn more.


COMING SOON
APGO has a number of projects and programs coming your way this spring and summer! Be sure to keep an eye out for announcements and more information on:

  • Labor Induction Mobile App
  • Sexual Health Videos
  • Medical Education Grant RFP
  • Grant for International Ob-Gyn Educators to attend the Martin L. Stone, MD, Faculty Development Seminar
  • Call for Applications to APGO’s Board of Directors

POST A POSITION TO OUR JOB BOARD
Looking for an academic position? Visit APGO’s online Academic Positions Report for open academic ob-gyn positions from around the country.
Click here to fill out a vacancy announcement for your department.

Please note: academic posting is a benefit of Department Membership.