ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSORS OF GYNECOLOGY AND OBSTETRICS

June 2017 e-Bulletin

ANNOUNCING 2018 CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Abstract submissions for the 2018 CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting are now open.

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 for the 2018 CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting are now open.

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. An educational grant from the APGO Medical Education Endowment Fund was given to Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School to create a series of asynchronous online companion videos. These videos are designed to provide on-demand CME faculty development to enhance teaching effectiveness and engage university and community-based educators as well as provide an ideal solution to enhancing residents-as-teachers programming.

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


UPDATED APGO RESOURCE: BASIC CLINICAL SKILLS
The Basic Clinical Skills Curriculum Teaching Modules were written in 2008 by members of APGO’s Undergraduate Medical Education Committee (UMEC). In 2017 UMEC updated the original eight modules, and added five new ones.

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.


RENEW YOUR APGO MEMBERSHIP
Membership renewals for 2017-2018 dues year were sent on May 16th. If you haven’t received the renewal email, please contact the APGO office at bfetsko@apgo.org or (410) 451-9560. to ensure there is no lapse in your membership. APGO membership is valuable and rewarding, offering a wealth of teaching resources, faculty development programs, meetings, grants and awards. Click here for information on member benefits, membership categories and information on how to join/renew. The APGO membership year is July 1 – June 30.

APPLY TO APGO’S ACADEMIC SCHOLARS AND LEADERS PROGRAM
Applications are now being accepted for the 2018-2019 Academic Scholars and Leaders (ASL) Program. More than 400 APGO members have completed this program. Apply now to become a part of the ASL Community! For additional information on this program, click here, or contact the APGO office at apgoadmin@apgo.org or (410) 451-9560. Deadline: July 6, 2017.

PROPOSALS FOR APGO’S MEDICAL EDUCATION ENDOWMENT FUND GRANT
APGO is now accepting proposals for a project to produce Educational Videos and Teaching Scripts for Vertical Integration of Basic Sciences. Two educational grants of up to $50,000 each will be awarded for this project. Visit the APGO website to learn how to apply, access the submission form and see a list of Basic Science topics. For additional information, contact Marianne Poe, APGO Associate Director, Development, at mkpoe@apgo.org or (410) 451-9560. Deadline: July 10, 2017.

MAKE A NOMINATION TO APGO’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS
APGO is seeking applicants for President-Elect and three positions on the 2018-2021 APGO Board of Directors. Visit the APGO website to read job descriptions, learn eligibility and selection criteria, and find out how to apply. For additional information, click here, or contact the APGO office at dwachter@apgo.org or (410) 451-9560. Deadline: July 14, 2017.


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

Inspiration Station: 17 Multimedia Resources for Teaching 2 Ob-Gyn Educational Topics
Educational psychologist Richard Mayer’s Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning tells us that optimal learning occurs when information is presented through separate media channels, enabling the learner to filter, select, organize and integrate information with prior knowledge.

You don’t have to be familiar with Mayer or his theory to know that multimedia learning is pretty commonplace these days, occurring both inside and outside of higher learning institutions. Without even realizing it, we learn through multimedia channels everyday, as we surf the internet, watch the news, or play Words with Friends. And, anyone might say that learning something by, say, watching a video or playing an educational game can be more fun than reading text alone.

Read more.


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

As a way of engaging members and creating informative content for APGO’s newly redesigned website, we invited presenters to share a brief overview of their session and personal experiences from the 2017 APGO Martin L. Stone, MD, Faculty Development Seminar. Over the next several months, intellectual and educational content will be shared through the APGO e-Bulletin by way of a featured article in APGO’s Apple Tree Blog. Topics will include medical student burnout prevention, providing faculty development to busy clinicians, creating a curriculum for team-based learning, teaching cultural sensitivity and more. All blog articles will be archived for future reference. This month’s interview is  with Vrunda Bhavsar Desai, MD, about her round table “Mid-Clerkship Feedback: More than Just a Mirage.”

Read the full article in the Apple Tree Blog.


APGO MEMBER NEWS
APGO member Haywood L. Brown, MD, of Duke University, became the 68th president of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Read the full announcement.

Please join APGO in congratulating Doctor Brown!

Do you have news about an APGO member? Send us an email and let us know, and we’ll share it in the e-Bulletin!


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.


CELEBRATE 20 YEARS OF ASL WITH APGO
The APGO Academic Scholars and Leaders Program is celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2018, and we’re getting ready to celebrate! Be on the lookout for a major announcement from APGO, coming in July.


SAVE THE DATE FOR APGO’S 2018 MEETINGS