May 2017 e-Bulletin

GRANT FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATORS
APGO member departments are eligible to submit a nomination for the APGO Grant for International Educators. Grant recipients will attend the 2018 APGO Martin L. Stone, MD, Faculty Development Seminar. As part of APGO’s commitment to actively engage international ob-gyn educators, this grant was developed to enable international educators who have active affiliations with APGO member departments or institutions to participate in the APGO Martin L. Stone, MD, Faculty Development Seminar. Learn more and make a nomination. Deadline: June 13, 2017.

OPENINGS ON APGO’S UNDERGRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE
Nominations are now open for three positions on the Undergraduate Medical Education Committee (UMEC). The committee addresses issues of medical student education and faculty development in a changing health care environment, producing teaching tools, organizing faculty development seminars and promoting innovative teaching methods for continued excellence in undergraduate medical education. Please note: Before submitting, review committee member responsibilities and expectations of service. For more information, visit the UMEC Nomination Information page. Deadline: June 16, 2017.

APPLY TO APGO’S ACADEMIC SCHOLARS AND LEADERS PROGRAM
Applications are now being accepted for the 2018-2019 Academic Scholars and Leaders (ASL) Program. The program helps to improve education in the field of women’s health by providing motivated physician faculty with the knowledge and skills to enhance their educational leadership, scholarship and career development. Graduates are expected to fulfill major educational responsibilities and positions within their department, their academic institutions, APGO and other educational organizations. 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.


NEW APGO RESOURCES
Check out these two new resources, available now on the APGO website!

Educational Series on Women’s Health Issues
New CME Module: Management of Patients at Risk for Preterm Birth

Grant Funded Educational Resource
Newly Published: Non-Directive Pregnancy Options Counseling: Online Instructional Module, Objective Structured Clinical Exam, and Rater and Standardized Patient Training Materials


APGO MEMBER NEWS
APGO member Margaret McKenzie, MD, has been named the new president of Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital. Read more.

Please join APGO in congratulating Doctor McKenzie!

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!


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

Inspiration Station: 3 New Teaching Resources from APGO
It’s that “Magic Number” from Schoolhouse Rock, the noblest of all digits according to Pythagoras, and the number of points scored by Chicago Bulls point guard John Paxson in his famous championship-winning shot during Game 6 of the 1993 NBA finals. The number three has a recurring role in significant moments of history, science, and culture, often symbolizing idealistic concepts of totality, unity and continuity.

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 Moune Jabre Raughley, MD, about her 2017 FDS round table session Teaching Humanistic Care for Women with LImited English Proficiency Using Standardized Patients.

Read the full article in the Apple Tree Blog.


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.


SPOTLIGHT ON THE APGO CORPORATE LIAISON COUNCIL
Ferring Pharmaceuticals is a research-driven biopharmaceutical company devoted to identifying, developing and marketing innovative products in the fields of obstetrics, reproductive health, osteoarthritis, gastroenterology, urology and pediatric endocrinology. To view all of our US offerings, please visit www.ferringusa.com.


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.


SUPPORT APGO WITH A DONATION
APGO relies on its members and friends to support the programs and resources we create. Your donation, no matter how small, makes a difference. Donate today to APGO’s Make a Difference Campaign, arrange a planned gift for the future or an endowment of a program that is personally meaningful to you.

Thank you for your support of APGO.


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