ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSORS OF GYNECOLOGY AND OBSTETRICS

February 2019 e-Bulletin

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CREOG & APGO ANNUAL MEETING

The Annual Meeting is right around the corner! Advanced registration is over, but you can still register for the meeting on-site.

Things to know before you go:

  • Plan your program: Download the meeting app to stay connected! Download instructions can be found in the program booklet, now available on the APGO website.
  • Make time to visit Exhibits & Posters: The Exhibit Hall opens on Wednesday, February 27 at 5:30 pm and will close on Friday, March 1 at 3:00 pm.
  • Countdown to Mardi Gras APGO/ACOG Foundation Joint Fundraiser: Kick off the meeting in style with the Countdown to Mardi Gras! Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of New Orleans while showing your support for APGO and the CREOG Empower Fund during the Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall.

Contact creogapgo@apgo.org with any questions. See you soon!


PACK YOUR DANCING SHOES FOR THE ALUMNI BASH!

Everyone is invited to our Alumni Society kickoff. Help us celebrate the ASL Graduating class AND the success of the ASL 20th Anniversary Campaign! Toast the winners of the ASL Class Challenge, the Classes of 2011 and 2015, and wish Donna Wachter a happy retirement!

Join us Thursday, February 28 at 5:30 for dancing, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at Vintage Rock Club. Dance to the “best of the decades” with a cocktail in hand while watching throwback music videos, concert footage and the most memorable movie clips on 185″ video wall and large-screen TVs.

View the flyer here.


STAY CONNECTED WITH THE APGO ALUMNI SOCIETY

Have you joined the new APGO Alumni Society yet? The society was created to keep APGO leaders and Scholars Program graduates connected with other alumni through newsletters and other special events like the annual Alumni Bash held at the CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting.

Alumni Society Membership is open to: graduates of the APGO Academic Scholars and Leaders Program, the APGO Surgical Education Scholars Program, its precursor programs, Introductions to Hysteroscopy and Electrosurgery, as well as alumni volunteer leaders of the APGO Board of Directors, Development Committee, Undergraduate Medical Education Committee and Testing, Technology and Diversity Committees.

By staying connected, you will foster life-long friendships, advance the careers of APGO members and help shape what the member-led Alumni Society can become. Play an active role in the evolution of the Society by helping to choose your leaders. Society leaders will work together with the APGO leadership and staff to plan events and build an active and engaged community! Join before March 10, 2019, and you’ll be an inaugural member and have the opportunity to shape the Society’s future.

Whether or not you are an Alumni Society member, plan to join us at the APGO Alumni Bash at the Vintage Rock Club on Thursday, February 28, during the CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting. Join the Alumni Society now to receive a complimentary ticket to the event! View the event flyer here.

Learn more about the Alumni Society.


APPLY TO BECOME AN APGO ASL SCHOLAR

The APGO Academic Scholars and Leaders Program (ASL) is now accepting applications for the newest class of scholars. Apply by the Monday, April 8 deadline and become one of the more than 400 APGO members who have completed the ASL Program.

ASL is targeted to the needs of aspiring and current education program directors (clerkship, residency, fellowship) and core faculty educators who are committed to expanding and deepening the impact of their contributions.

Learn more and apply today.


ACE UPDATE

The Clerkship Director Guidebook, 5th Edition, is now available from the Alliance for Clinical Education (ACE).

The new book contains updated information, as well as new chapters on topics including student wellness, interprofessional education, health systems science and more.

Buy the guidebook here.


NEW FREE RESOURCE: BASIC SCIENCE VIDEOS WITH COMPANION TEACHING SCRIPTS

APGO is pleased to announce the launch of a new teaching tool! In July 2017, APGO awarded two grants of $50,000 each to APGO member institutions to develop a series of short educational videos and teaching scripts to vertically integrate basic science topics into the ob-gyn clerkship. Each project team developed 15 videos with a companion teaching script for each video.

These 30 videos and scripts provide a nice resource for basic sciences teaching as medical schools transition to earlier introduction to clinical training and competency-based curricula. Basic sciences remain critical to clinical medicine and should be taught across the entire medical education experience. Vertical integration of the basic sciences into clinical medicine during the ob-gyn clerkship will stimulate deeper learning and solidify students’ understanding of fundamental principles.

Start using the videos and scripts today!


NEW MEMBER RESOURCE: APGO CASE-BASED CURRICULUM FOR MILESTONE 1

This new resource, written by members of APGO’s Undergraduate Medical Education Committee (UMEC), offers a complete curriculum for organizing a Transitions to Residency Course for fourth year medical students entering obstetrics and gynecology. The interactive cases allow teachers to develop lesson plans based on the currently published specialty specific Milestones from the ACGME as well the Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) developed by the AAMC.

Together, the five cases cover all of Milestone 1 and all EPAs. Users can view entire cases in full, or individual tasks (with an educator checklist). A search function can filter for specific Milestones and EPAs in the cases, so the curriculum can be adapted for different learners.

Learn more and start using the curriculum today!


PREPARE YOUR GREEN JOURNAL SUBMISSION

Are you presenting an oral abstract or poster at the 2019 Annual Meeting? If so, now is the time to consider writing a full manuscript for publication in the 2019 Obstetrics & Gynecology CREOG & APGO Educational Supplement.

Manuscript submissions for the October 2019 publication will be accepted February 19 – March 29, 2019. Visit this link for more information. Read the abstracts and manuscripts published from the 2018 CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting in this year’s Obstetrics & Gynecology supplement.


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.



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