ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSORS OF GYNECOLOGY AND OBSTETRICS

July 2017 e-Bulletin


APGO ASL 20th ANNIVERSARY CAMPAIGN

APGO is pleased to announce the establishment of the APGO Academic Scholars and Leaders Frank T. Stritter, PhD, Endowed Faculty Fund in honor of Doctor Stritter’s many contributions as Program Director for the first 18 years of the program. 

Join the movement now to ensure the involvement of highly qualified professional educators and sustain the scholastic excellence of the program. Together we will pay it forward and put our stamp on the future of ob-gyn education. 

Want to show your class spirit? Participate in our ASL class competition! The ASL graduating class that raises the most money will enjoy a VIP experience at one of our celebratory events this coming year. 

Donate $1,000 or more to become a Leader in the Pacesetters Circle and you’ll receive a VIP experience at one of our upcoming campaign celebratory events. 

Donate now!


DEADLINE SOON: 2018 CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Abstract submissions are still being accepted for the 2018 CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting but you only have five business days left to get your abstract in with all the author disclosures. 

Medical students, residents, fellows and/or faculty may submit an abstract for one of the following categories:

  • WINDS OF CHANGE – ADJUSTING YOUR SAILS: curriculum reform and teaching innovations
  • FINDING AND PROVIDING A SAFE HARBOR: wellness, satisfaction and patient safety
  • TRIM YOUR SAILS: managing new health systems process in quality and value
  • STORMY SEAS: difficult topics and difficult learners
  • GUIDING LIGHT: leadership, mentorship, research, diversity

Types of presentations will include breakouts, small groups (in place of round tables), oral abstracts and posters.

Learn more and submit an abstract.

Deadline: August 4, 2017.

CALL FOR FILM FESTIVAL SUBMISSIONS
Film festival submissions are still being accepted for the 2018 CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting but you only have five business days left to get your abstract in with all the author disclosures.

Medical students, residents, fellows, and faculty are  encouraged to submit short films pertinent to women’s health education for review. Films must be no longer than 10 minutes and must be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo for review. All eligible submissions will be reviewed and scored by a group of peer judges who are members of CREOG and APGO for final selection.

Learn more and submit a film.

Deadline: August 4, 2017.


NEW APGO RESOURCE: EFFECTIVE PRECEPTOR SERIES
APGO is pleased to announce the release of companion videos to the APGO Effective Preceptor Series. This series of asynchronous online companion videos are designed to provide on-demand CME faculty development to enhance teaching effectiveness and engage university and community-based educators. As an APGO member you can also use the videos as a teaching tool for residents by accessing them through the Educational Resources page. Use them with your residents today and let us know your creative use of this fun resource.

Learn more about the Effective Preceptors Series in the Apple Tree Blog.


UPDATED APGO RESOURCE: BASIC CLINICAL SKILLS
The APGO Undergraduate Medical Education Committee (UMEC) has updated the APGO Basic Clinical Skills Curriculum Teaching Modules and added five new topics.

The series offers a complete guide for teaching basic clinical and surgical skills to third-year ob-gyn medical students and are based on recommendations from the AAMC Project on the Clinical Education of Medical Students and a review of current published curricular guides. 

Learn more and access the modules on the APGO website.


APGO APPLE TREE BLOG
See what’s new on the Apple Tree Blog:

Inspiration Station: APGO’s Clerkship Director Toolkit Checklist
As physicians and educators, checklists are a big part of your daily routine. Whether you’re in the ER or evaluating students on how well they meet the APGO Medical Student Educational Objectives, checklists ensure we follow proper procedure and document for others that we did.

Read more.


UMEC SPOTLIGHT ON FACULTY DEVELOPMENT
By Samantha D. Buery-Joyner, MD, David A. Forstein, DO, Susan Bliss, MD
2016-2018 APGO Undergraduate Medical Education Committee (UMEC)

This month’s UMEC Spotlight features Katie M. Smith, MD, MS. Doctor Smith presented the round table “Podcast Learning for Faculty Development” at the 2017 Martin L. Stone, MD, Faculty Development Seminar. Learn why Doctor Smith turned to podcasts in the first place, the resources she used to develop her presentation and more.

Read the full article in the Apple Tree Blog.


DID YOU RENEW YOUR 2017-2018 APGO MEMBERSHIP?
Members who renewed their membership before June 30 will continue to enjoy the many benefits of APGO membership. If you did not renew before the deadline, your membership has been deactivated.

Reactivate your membership today!

Please note: Department memberships do not cover everyone in the department. To be an APGO member you must have an Individual membership.

Questions? Contact Bonnie Fetsko, Director of Member Services at bfetsko@apgo.org.


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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