ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSORS OF GYNECOLOGY AND OBSTETRICS

January 2020 e-Bulletin

REGISTER NOW!
The 2020 CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting is next month! Visit the website to learn everything you need to know about the Annual Meeting.

Online registration closes February 18, 2020. Register online to pay with check or credit card.

  • APGO members: Log in as a member. Your Username is your email address.
  • Guests: Register using the Guest Check Out. All fields are required; use N/A is the field is not applicable to you.

Please contact creogapgo@apgo.org with any questions.

APGO Susan M. Cox, MD, Clerkship Directors’ School 301
Join clerkship directors from across the United States and Canada for a truly innovative CME experience. CDS 301 is designed for clerkship directors of all levels of experience. The interactive sessions will cover intermediate and advanced subjects that every clerkship director should know. Attendees will leave the course with tools and resources to take back to their home institutions.

Learn more and register.

Transition to Residency School for Educators
This joint CREOG & APGO program is intended to help medical school and residency program directors create a transition to residency program or boot camp at their own institutions. Learn what works and what doesn’t from faculty who have successfully implemented transition courses. The program also features a hands-on Cocktails & Simulations session to introduce attendees to educational products available to ob-gyn educators.

Learn more and register.

2020 APGO Bash
Join your colleagues, friends and program and committee alumni for another fantastic evening of fun and bonding, APGO style, at the Main Event at Pointe Orlando, just a short walk from the Hyatt. Bowling, billiards, and arcade FunCard, hors d’oeuvres and your first drink are included. You won’t want to miss it!

Learn more and buy your tickets.


NEW THIS YEAR: APGO AND ACOG FOUNDATION ONLINE AUCTION
Support the APGO Medical Education Endowment Fund and the CREOG Empower Fund and win amazing items, trips and experiences in our first online auction. Bid on a wide range of prizes like great wines, handbags, jewelry, memorabilia, and exciting trips focused on food, sports, and other fun experiences across the US. Look out for exciting details about the prizes as we get closer to the meeting!

Click here to enter your mobile phone number so that we can send you SMS message about prizes and other auction announcements.


NEW ON THE BLOG: 2020 FDS RECAP
APGO kicked off the new decade with the 2020 Martin L. Stone, MD, Faculty Development Seminar (FDS). The meeting at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Florida had 235 attendees.

Read all about the meeting, including plenary sessions, the dunk tank and more on the blog!


LAST CHANCE: SUBMIT A PLENARY PROPOSAL FOR THE 2021 FDS BY FEBRUARY 3
The deadline to submit a plenary proposal for the 2021 Martin L. Stone, MD, Faculty Development Seminar is approaching. In the spirit of elevating scholarship opportunities for APGO members, for the first time, APGO’s Undergraduate Medical Education Committee (UMEC) is extending an invitation to APGO members to submit a proposal for a 50-minute plenary session at the 2021 meeting.

For more information, including proposal instructions, submission guidelines and more, visit the APGO website.

Deadline: February 3, 2020.


APPLY NOW: BECOME AN APGO SCHOLAR
The Academic Scholars and Leaders (ASL) Program and the Surgical Education Scholars (SES) Program Classes of 2022 are accepting applications.

The APGO Academic Scholars and Leaders program is 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.

The goal of the APGO 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. SES graduates will be prepared to fulfill major surgical educational responsibilities and positions within their medical centers.

For more information, visit the APGO website.

Deadline: April 8, 2020.


NEW APGO RESOURCE: MEDICAL STUDENT EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES 11TH EDITION
The APGO Medical Student Educational Objectives are reviewed on a regular basis by the APGO Undergraduate Medical Education Committee (UMEC) to ensure their relevance, importance and helpfulness in assisting with the development of ob-gyn clinical clerkship curricula.

For the 11th edition, HSS and EPA mapping were incorporated. The companion teaching cases, student logbook and curriculum will be updated in 2020.

Learn more and start using this resource today!


NEW APGO RESOURCE: EFFECTIVE STUDENT ADVISING SERIES
The new APGO Effective Student Advising Series is intended to educate medical educators and learners about best practices for advising medical students on a career in women’s health. These pamphlets were written by the APGO Undergraduate Medical Education Committee (UMEC) and are formatted as easy-to-read PDFs that are available as free downloads for APGO members.

Learn more and download the series today!


VIEWPOINT BY APGO PRESIDENT FEATURED IN JAMA
A paper authored by Maya Hammoud, MD, MBA, APGO President, titled Improving the Residency Application and Selection Process: An Optional Early Result Selection Process was published in JAMA Online on January 23. Doctor Hammoud is the Principle Investigator on the Transforming the UME to GME Transition for Obstetrics and Gynecology “Right Resident, Right Program, Ready Day One” grant project, funded by the American Medical Association as part of its Reimagining Residency program. Doctor Hammoud also appeared on the JAMA Network’s Author Interviewspodcast, where she discussed the concept in greater detail.

Work groups will meet at the conclusion of the CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting on February 29 in Orlando, Florida, to continue exploring this issue along with other goals of the grant project. For more information, please contact TransitionFeedback@apgo.org.


COMING SOON: ANNUAL CLERKSHIP DIRECTOR SURVEY
APGO’s Undergraduate Medical Education Committee (UMEC) will soon be launching the third annual Clerkship Director Survey.

This survey helps to:

  • Shape curriculum for clerkship directors’ schools
  • Inform development of APGO products
  • Help identify areas of support clerkship directors may need
  • Gather information on important topics affecting clerkship directors and undergraduate medical education
Clerkship directors: keep an eye on your inbox and be sure to fill out the survey when it goes live!

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.

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