Faculty Development


APGO offers several teaching and learning tools for ob-gyn faculty members. APGO members are encouraged to participate in the annual APGO Faculty Development Seminar, the highly-acclaimed scholars programs, and to utilize our online resources designed specifically for faculty development and community-based educators. APGO also has several books and awards available for advancing your teaching career.

Academic Positions
This report provides a listing of current available positions in department of ob-gyn in the U.S. and Canada. Click to access an Academic Positions submission form.

Academic Scholars and Leaders (ASL) Program
The Academic Scholars and Leaders program designed to equip faculty with the knowledge and skills needed to be effective educators and leaders. The program also trains participants to take a scholarly approach to education. Graduates of the program will be knowledgeable in:

  • Curriculum design
  • Instructional formats Instructional / learning theory
  • Large and small group instruction
  • Clinical instruction
  • Evaluation of teaching
  • Feedback on performance
  • Assessment of simulated and workplace clinical skills
  • Educational research designs
  • Management/leadership skills, team building
  • Organizational change/conflict

CREOG & APGO Transition to Residency School (TRS) for Educators
The goal is to help develop faculty so that they can lead or improve programs at their own institutions.

Martin L. Stone, MD, Faculty Development Seminar
The annual Faculty Development Seminar offers faculty members innovative educational tools to enhance their teaching techniques.

Online Faculty Development Resources
Several online faculty development resources offer teaching tools designed to enhance ob-gyn teaching activities.

Surgical Education Scholars (SES) Program
The goal of the Surgical Education Scholars program is to provide a mechanism, on a national level, that develops confident, professional ob-gyn surgical educators who are able to implement surgical curricula at teaching institutions across the United States and Canada. SES graduates will be prepared to fulfill major surgical educational responsibilities and positions within their medical centers as they will be knowledgeable in:

  • Conducting needs assessments
  • Small team and one-on-one clinical instruction in
    low- and high-fidelity surgical settings
  • Implementing patient safety techniques while teaching
  • Employing surgical checklists
  • Assessment of learner performance/knowledge
  • Giving constructive feedback to learners
  • Small team and one-on-one management and leadership skills
  • Conducting surgical education research projects

Susan M. Cox, MD Clerkship Directors’ School
APGO’s three-part Clerkship Directors’ School is essential for all new clerkship directors and offers timely, new insights for experienced directors, as well.

Teaching Awards
APGO presents several teaching awards each year in recognition of exceptional women’s health educators.