ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSORS OF GYNECOLOGY AND OBSTETRICS

May 2018 e-Bulletin

RENEW YOUR APGO MEMBERSHIP
It’s time to renew your individual membership for 2018–2019! APGO’s member year is July 1–June 30, and costs $325.

Please renew your membership/subscription through your Member Portal page. To access the member portal page, visit www.apgo.org and click LOG IN/MY APGO on the top menu. If the system does not remember you, it will ask for your Username and Password. Your username is the email address that is in our database (where you received this email). If you do not remember your password, click Forgot Password and a reset password email will be sent to you.

To renew your membership, click the SUBSCRIPTION tab on the left side of the page.

You can pay by check or credit card. If paying by check, go through the Check Out process and select PAYING BY CHECK. You will be required to enter a Customer Reference Number. Please enter a 4 digit number for your reference, and Complete Transaction. You can print the INVOICE and submit it to accounting. Please ask that accounting send this INVOICE along with the payment. If paying by credit card, APGO accepts VISA or MasterCard.

Please consider making an additional donation to help APGO reach its goal for the Academic Scholars and Leaders Frank T. Stritter, PhD, Endowed Faculty Fund. This fund will ensure the involvement of highly qualified professional educators and sustain the scholastic excellence of the program.

If you have questions about the renewal process, contact Bonnie Fetsko at bftesko@apgo.org.


ANNOUNCING THE APGO ALUMNI SOCIETY
The APGO Alumni Society was created to connect, support and foster lifelong relationships amongst 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, Testing and Technology Committees and Diversity Committee. The APGO Alumni Society inaugural membership year (2018–2019) will coincide with the culmination of the APGO ASL 20th Aniversary Campaign. APGO’s vision for the Society is to keep alumni connected with other alumni and APGO staff through special events, newsletters and recognition at APGO conferences.

Visit the APGO website to learn more about the Alumni Society.


DONATE TO THE ASL 20TH ANNIVERSARY CAMPAIGN FOR A CHANCE TO WIN
Show your summer lovin’ for APGO (cue Grease soundtrack) and help us reach $550,000 by July 4! Donate to the ASL 20th Anniversary Campaign between now and Wednesday, July 4 for a chance to win the ultimate beach/lake/pool vacation gift basket (valued at over $125). On July 5, we’ll announce the winner and send the basket to the lucky recipient!

Summer fun gift basket includes:

  • large beverage tub
  • folding starfish accent table
  • two (2) beach valet accessory holders
  • water resistant swimsuit sack/touch screen zippered pouch
  • large beach towel for two
  • round beach towel
  • chevron beach towel
  • large canvas tote bag
  • eight (8) beach towel clips
  • water-resistant 30 SPF spray sunscreen 
  • sand castle bucket and shovel
  • set of six (6) sand tools and molds
  • pool diving gems
  • $25 AmEx giftcard

Learn more and make a donation to win!


CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Have you submitted an abstract for the 2019 CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting? Medical students, residents, fellows and/or faculty may submit an abstract in any of the following categories:

  • Throw Me Some Beads: feedback, advocacy
  • Meet You by the Bayou: Interprofessional collaboration, diversity and inclusion, learning environment
  • Joie de Vivre (Joy of Life): rejuvenating teachers, well-being
  • Let’s Get Jazzy: innovation of curriculum
  • The Saints Go Marching In: difficult learners, faculty development

Deadline: July 30, 2018
Learn more and submit an abstract.

Types of presentations will include:

  • Breakout Sessions
  • Discussion Dens
  • Oral Abstracts and Posters
  • Film Festival Submissions

When submitting an abstract, don’t forget to apply for these awards:

APGO Endometriosis and Uterine Fibroids Education Awards
Up to two awards of $1,000 each will be given to medical students, ob-gyn residents, fellows or faculty for the best oral or poster abstracts accepted to the 2019 CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting focusing on Student Educational Techniques Surrounding the Diagnosis and Management of Endometriosis and Uterine Fibroids. Learn more.

Award for Programs of Exxcellence
Sponsored by the Foundation for Exxcellence in Women’s Health Care, this is be a one-time award of $500 to an ob-gyn medical student, resident, fellow or faculty for the best oral or poster abstract accepted to the 2019 CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting using of one of the Foundation programs, books or courses. Learn more.


SUBMIT A PROPOSAL: 2018 MEDICAL EDUCATION ENDOWMENT FUND GRANT PROGRAM
Have you submitted a proposal for a 2018 APGO Medical Education Endowment Fund Grant? Don’t wait, the deadline is approaching! Projects will be eligible for up to $15,000 per grant and must focus on one of the following areas in ob-gyn education:

  • Innovations in Health Systems Science
  • Alternative metrics for medical student evaluation

Learn more and apply now.
Strict Proposal Deadline: June 11, 2018


APGO BOARD NOMINATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED
APGO is seeking applicants for three positions on its Board of Directors. Visit the APGO website for more information, including eligibility requirements, selection criteria, job descriptions and how to apply.

Learn more and make a nomination.
Deadline: July 16, 2018


UMEC SPOTLIGHT ON FACULTY DEVELOPMENT
By David A. Forstein, DO, Susan Bliss, MD
2018-2020 APGO Undergraduate Medical Education Committee (UMEC)

Jocelyn Greely, MD, presented the breakout session It’s Right in Front of You: Using Interprofessional Education to Enrich Your Current Learning Environment at the 2018 Martin L. Stone, MD, Faculty Development Seminar.

Learn how Doctor Greely implemented Interprofessional Education at her own institution and more in this month’s UMEC Spotlight on Faculty Development interview.

Read the full interview at APGO’s Apple Tree Blog.


UPDATED SELF ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS
Preparation for Residency Knowledge Assessment Tool (PrepforRes)
PrepforRes is an interactive, web-based examination to measure the didactic knowledge of incoming ob-gyn interns based on the ACGME level 1 Milestones. Institutions have also been using this tool for their boot camp/residency preparation. The exam is available to medical schools and residency programs through an annual subscription to the APGO uWISE program. This exam is also available as a stand-alone subscription for schools who do not already subscribe to APGO uWISE. All questions were updated in April. Learn more.

Undergraduate Web-Based Interactive Self-Evaluation (uWISE)
uWISE is an approximately 600-question interactive self-exam designed to help medical students acquire the necessary basic knowledge in obstetrics and gynecology, regardless of future medical specialty choice. This resource is available to institutions with a subscriptions, and individual student subscriptions may also be purchased. Half of the test bank questions are updated annually; the next update will be made June 1. Learn more.


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 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.


SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 2019 FACULTY DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR