December 2019 e-Bulletin

Registration for the 2020 CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting is now open! Visit the website to learn everything you need to know about the Annual Meeting.

Early bird pricing is available until January 22, 2020, and 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 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.

Work Group Participants Needed for February 29: Sign Up Today!
Program directors, program managers, clerkship directors and clerkship coordinators are needed for work group planning on ways to change the residency application process as part of the “Transforming the UME to GME Transition for Obstetrics and Gynecology: Right Resident, Right Program, Ready Day One” AMA grant project. These sessions will take place immediately following the conclusion of the CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting. One night of hotel will be covered for work group participants. View the flyer for more information and to register by December 27 to indicate your interest in participating. Those assigned to work groups will be notified by January 6.

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 from 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 number so that we can send you SMS messages about prizes and other auction announcements.

We’ll see you in just a few weeks at the 2020 Martin L. Stone, MD, Faculty Development Seminar in Florida! This year’s theme is APGO 2020: A Clear Vision for the Future. Visit the APGO website to learn more about the program, CME, speakers, travel and more.

Register now!

Fitness Fiesta Fundraiser
We’ve run like the wind during 5K races and enjoyed belly laughs at last year’s comedy show. This year, we’re inviting FDS attendees to “work it out” at the APGO Fitness Fiesta Fundraiser, an all ages, all levels conditioning class, fit for the whole family!

This group activity, led by the founders of Beyond Motion® (, Rick and Amy Lademann, is appropriate for all levels and abilities. Sports conditioning moves blended with effective Pilates exercises will provide “Fun in the Sun Fitness,” and will help work out the kinks after sitting in sessions for most of the day. Fitness activity participants will receive a gift bag from Beyond Motion®, so register in advance to help give them an accurate count!

After, the fiesta continues with networking, music, light hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and our famous APGO raffles. Plus, don’t miss the chance to dunk APGO leaders and staff to raise money for the APGO Medical Education Endowment Fund.

Learn more and buy your tickets today!

APGO will host two Medical Education Research Certificate (MERC) sessions, facilitated by Larry Gruppen, PhD, which will count toward earning a MERC Certificate.

Searching and Evaluating the Medical Education Literature
Monday, January 13, 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Scholarly Writing: Publishing Medical Education Research
Tuesday, January 14, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Learn more and register.

Susan M. Cox, MD, Clerkship Directors’ School 101 & 201
Are you a new clerkship director, or interested in improving your program? Join your fellow clerkship directors and APGO leaders for the APGO Susan M. Cox, MD, Clerkship Directors’ School, 101 & 201, on Saturday, January 11, 2020, before the start of the FDS program. The course includes large group discussions of high-yield topics, small group discussions for more personalized advice, plus the interactive Innovation Station session to introduce participants to low-fidelity simulations, aids and handy tools that can be implemented in the clerkship.

Learn more and register.

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 is extending an invitation to APGO members to submit a proposal to 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.

APGO is releasing a new app, APGO Perinatal Depression (PPD) How to teach about depression related to pregnancy.The app was developed as a tool to help ob-gyn learners as they consider screening and treatment for depression related to pregnancy. Validated assessment tools and other resources teach learners how to determine if their patient is at risk for depression; how to screen for and diagnose it; and, if the patient screens positive, suggestions for management. All health and health-related information contained within the WellMom app is designed to be general in nature and based on published guidelines.

The app is available for free download on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. Visit the APGO website to learn more.

On behalf of all of us at APGO, we would like to thank you for your generosity on #GivingTuesday. It is because of you that we strive for excellence in women’s health education and continue to work toward improved health outcomes for women. Thank you for your continued support and for all that you do for academic medicine.

#GivingTuesday may be over, but there is still time to donate. We hope the spirit of generosity and giving exhibited by our members and friends on #GivingTuesday inspires you to consider a gift to APGO this year.

Donate now.

APGO is pleased to announce that in 2020, we will be launching a listserv for clerkship directors. This is a place for clerkship directors to connect with each other, get advice from their peers, and take part in the conversation about women’s health and academic medicine. Be on the lookout for more information and get ready to sign up when we go live!

We would like to thank everyone who participated in December’s #MedEdChat on Twitter, guest-hosted by APGO’s Undergraduate Medical Education Committee (UMEC). If you missed it, we’ll be back for the next chat on January 23, 2020. The January topic is Career Advising.

To follow along and participate, log in to your Twitter account, then search for #MedEdChat. Select “Latest” from the menu to see the responses coming in. You can also follow @APGOnews and @MedEdChat, and use the hashtags #MedEdChat and #APGOxMedEdChat to join in the conversation!


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.